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comment_author() WP 1.0

Displays the author of the current comment.

  • Since 4.4.0 Added the ability for $comment_ID to also accept a WP_Comment object.
Works based on: get_comment_author()
Hooks in function

Nothing (null).


comment_author( $comment_ID );
WP_Comment or the ID of the comment for which to print the author.
Default: current comment

Code of comment author: wp-includes/comment-template.php WP 5.2.2

function comment_author( $comment_ID = 0 ) {
	$comment = get_comment( $comment_ID );
	$author  = get_comment_author( $comment );

	 * Filters the comment author's name for display.
	 * @since 1.2.0
	 * @since 4.1.0 The `$comment_ID` parameter was added.
	 * @param string $author     The comment author's username.
	 * @param int    $comment_ID The comment ID.
	echo apply_filters( 'comment_author', $author, $comment->comment_ID );

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