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Hello,

To start with, I've read Otto's and DevPress' articles on the comment_form(); bits and know how to add things and remove. But since I would like to change about all of the WordPress comments bit (it's going to be a html5 theme), I was wondering if it would be possible to create <em>a.)</em> a new comments.php or <em>b.)</em> somehow have things listed inside my functions.php.

I realize there are snippets doing partially as such, but I was hoping to have the almost exact code as listed in the comment-template.php inside my theme files.

/**
* Outputs a complete commenting form for use within a template.
* Most strings and form fields may be controlled through the $args array passed
* into the function, while you may also choose to use the comment_form_default_fields
* filter to modify the array of default fields if you'd just like to add a new
* one or remove a single field. All fields are also individually passed through
* a filter of the form comment_form_field_$name where $name is the key used
* in the array of fields.
*
* @since 3.0.0
* @param array $args Options for strings, fields etc in the form
* @param mixed $post_id Post ID to generate the form for, uses the current post if null
* @return void
*/
function comment_form( $args = array(), $post_id = null ) {
global $user_identity, $id;

if ( null === $post_id )
$post_id = $id;
else
$id = $post_id;

$commenter = wp_get_current_commenter();

$req = get_option( 'require_name_email' );
$aria_req = ( $req ? " aria-required='true'" : '' );
$fields = array(
'author' => '<p class="comment-form-author">' . '<label for="author">' . __( 'Name' ) . '</label> ' . ( $req ? '<span class="required">*</span>' : '' ) .
'<input id="author" name="author" type="text" value="' . esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author'] ) . '" size="30"' . $aria_req . ' /></p>',
'email' => '<p class="comment-form-email"><label for="email">' . __( 'Email' ) . '</label> ' . ( $req ? '<span class="required">*</span>' : '' ) .
'<input id="email" name="email" type="text" value="' . esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author_email'] ) . '" size="30"' . $aria_req . ' /></p>',
'url' => '<p class="comment-form-url"><label for="url">' . __( 'Website' ) . '</label>' .
'<input id="url" name="url" type="text" value="' . esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author_url'] ) . '" size="30" /></p>',
);

$required_text = sprintf( ' ' . __('Required fields are marked %s'), '<span class="required">*</span>' );
$defaults = array(
'fields' => apply_filters( 'comment_form_default_fields', $fields ),
'comment_field' => '<p class="comment-form-comment"><label for="comment">' . _x( 'Comment', 'noun' ) . '</label><textarea id="comment" name="comment" cols="45" rows="8" aria-required="true"></textarea></p>',
'must_log_in' => '<p class="must-log-in">' . sprintf( __( 'You must be <a href="%s">logged in</a> to post a comment.' ), wp_login_url( apply_filters( 'the_permalink', get_permalink( $post_id ) ) ) ) . '</p>',
'logged_in_as' => '<p class="logged-in-as">' . sprintf( __( 'Logged in as <a href="%1$s">%2$s</a>. <a href="%3$s" title="Log out of this account">Log out?</a>' ), admin_url( 'profile.php' ), $user_identity, wp_logout_url( apply_filters( 'the_permalink', get_permalink( $post_id ) ) ) ) . '</p>',
'comment_notes_before' => '<p class="comment-notes">' . __( 'Your email address will not be published.' ) . ( $req ? $required_text : '' ) . '</p>',
'comment_notes_after' => '<p class="form-allowed-tags">' . sprintf( __( 'You may use these <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr> tags and attributes: %s' ), ' <code>' . allowed_tags() . '
' ) . '</p>',
'id_form' => 'commentform',
'id_submit' => 'submit',
'title_reply' => __( 'Leave a Reply' ),
'title_reply_to' => __( 'Leave a Reply to %s' ),
'cancel_reply_link' => __( 'Cancel reply' ),
'label_submit' => __( 'Post Comment' ),
);

$args = wp_parse_args( $args, apply_filters( 'comment_form_defaults', $defaults ) );

?>
<?php if ( comments_open() ) : ?>
<?php do_action( 'comment_form_before' ); ?>
<div id="respond">
<h3 id="reply-title"><?php comment_form_title( $args['title_reply'], $args['title_reply_to'] ); ?> <small><?php cancel_comment_reply_link( $args['cancel_reply_link'] ); ?></small></h3>
<?php if ( get_option( 'comment_registration' ) && !is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>
<?php echo $args['must_log_in']; ?>
<?php do_action( 'comment_form_must_log_in_after' ); ?>
<?php else : ?>
<form action="<?php echo site_url( '/wp-comments-post.php' ); ?>" method="post" id="<?php echo esc_attr( $args['id_form'] ); ?>">
<?php do_action( 'comment_form_top' ); ?>
<?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) : ?>
<?php echo apply_filters( 'comment_form_logged_in', $args['logged_in_as'], $commenter, $user_identity ); ?>
<?php do_action( 'comment_form_logged_in_after', $commenter, $user_identity ); ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php echo $args['comment_notes_before']; ?>
<?php
do_action( 'comment_form_before_fields' );
foreach ( (array) $args['fields'] as $name => $field ) {
echo apply_filters( "comment_form_field_{$name}", $field ) . "\n";
}
do_action( 'comment_form_after_fields' );
?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php echo apply_filters( 'comment_form_field_comment', $args['comment_field'] ); ?>
<?php echo $args['comment_notes_after']; ?>
<p class="form-submit">
<input name="submit" type="submit" id="<?php echo esc_attr( $args['id_submit'] ); ?>" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $args['label_submit'] ); ?>" />
<?php comment_id_fields( $post_id ); ?>
</p>
<?php do_action( 'comment_form', $post_id ); ?>
</form>
<?php endif; ?>
</div><!-- #respond -->
<?php do_action( 'comment_form_after' ); ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php do_action( 'comment_form_comments_closed' ); ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php
}</code>

Answers (3)

2011-10-26

John Cotton answers:

There's nothing to stop you having the exact same code in your functions.php - you just can't call the function comments_form() because that will cause an error.

However, if it's your own theme, you can call your new function my_comments_form() and then call that in place of comments_form() in your pages.

JC


cor comments:

Hi John,

Feel free to call me a php newb, but could you perhaps post a working solution?

Currently I have replaced comment_form() (in my comments.php) with the code above, only renaming comment_form to my_comment_form.

Using the twentyten theme as an example I'm receiving errors, instead of a comment form (:

FYI this would be the who comments.php: http://pastie.org/2763801

2011-10-26

Abdessamad Idrissi answers:

This is what I have in my [[LINK href="http://pastebin.com/g0fEKbNj"]]comments.php[[/LINK]] file.
I call it from single.php using
<?php comments_template( '', true ); ?>

Hope it helps :)

2011-10-27

Jurre Hanema answers:

What errors are you getting?

Also, you should define the function my_comment_form() in functions.php, not comments.php.

In comments.php you only call it using


<?php my_comment_form(); ?>