comment_author()WP 0.71

Displays the author of the current comment.

Hooks from the function


null. Nothing (null).


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



#1 Show the name of the current commentator

Use such code in the comments.php file inside the comment loop:

<div>Comment by <?php comment_author(); ?>:</div>

We get:

<div>Comment by Eugene:</div>


Since 0.71 Introduced.
Since 4.4.0 Added the ability for $comment_id to also accept a WP_Comment object.

comment_author() code WP 6.4.3

function comment_author( $comment_id = 0 ) {
	$comment = get_comment( $comment_id );

	$comment_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 $comment_author The comment author's username.
	 * @param string $comment_id     The comment ID as a numeric string.
	echo apply_filters( 'comment_author', $comment_author, $comment->comment_ID );