get_comment_author_link()WP 1.5.0

Retrieve the HTML link to the URL of the author of the current comment.

Both get_comment_author_url() and get_comment_author() rely on get_comment(), which falls back to the global comment variable if the $comment_ID argument is empty.

Hooks from the function


String. The comment author name or HTML link for author's URL.


get_comment_author_link( $comment_ID );
WP_Comment or the ID of the comment for which to get the author's link.
Default: current comment



#1 Get the name of the author of the comment as a link to the site

Suppose in the comment loop we need to display the name of the author of the comment as a link to his site:

$author = get_comment_author_link();
echo $author;

<a href="" rel="external nofollow" class="url">Eugene</a>

If the author doesn't have a link to the site, result will be:

#2 Specify the comment ID

$author = get_comment_author_link( 76 );
echo $author;

// Returns: <a href="" rel="external nofollow" class="url">Eugene</a>


Since 1.5.0 Introduced.
Since 4.4.0 Added the ability for $comment_ID to also accept a WP_Comment object.

get_comment_author_link() code WP 6.1.1

function get_comment_author_link( $comment_ID = 0 ) {
	$comment = get_comment( $comment_ID );
	$url     = get_comment_author_url( $comment );
	$author  = get_comment_author( $comment );

	if ( empty( $url ) || 'http://' === $url ) {
		$return = $author;
	} else {
		$return = "<a href='$url' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>$author</a>";

	 * Filters the comment author's link for display.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @since 4.1.0 The `$author` and `$comment_ID` parameters were added.
	 * @param string $return     The HTML-formatted comment author link.
	 *                           Empty for an invalid URL.
	 * @param string $author     The comment author's username.
	 * @param string $comment_ID The comment ID as a numeric string.
	return apply_filters( 'get_comment_author_link', $return, $author, $comment->comment_ID );