comment_author_email_link()WP 0.71

Display the html email link to the author of the current comment.

Care should be taken to protect the email address and assure that email harvesters do not capture your commenter's email address. Most assume that their email address will not appear in raw form on the site. Doing so will enable anyone, including those that people don't want to get the email address and use it for their own means good and bad.

No Hooks.


null. Nothing (null).


comment_author_email_link( $link_text, $before, $after, $comment );
Text to display instead of the comment author's email address.
Default: ''
Text or HTML to display before the email link.
Default: ''
Text or HTML to display after the email link.
Default: ''
Comment ID or WP_Comment object.
Default: current comment



#1 Display the commenter's email:

email: <?php comment_author_email_link(); ?><br />

#2 Change the link text

To "Write a commenter to e-mail" and highlight it first and end with [ and ]:

<?php comment_author_email_link( 'Write a commenter to mail', ' [ ', ' ] '); ?>

Get this: [ <a href="mailto:[email protected]">Write to commenter</a> ]


Since 0.71 Introduced.
Since 4.6.0 Added the $comment parameter.

comment_author_email_link() code WP 6.5.3

function comment_author_email_link( $link_text = '', $before = '', $after = '', $comment = null ) {
	$link = get_comment_author_email_link( $link_text, $before, $after, $comment );
	if ( $link ) {
		echo $link;