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get_comment_author_url_link() WP 1.5.0

Retrieves the HTML link of the url of the author of the current comment.

$linktext parameter is only used if the URL does not exist for the comment author. If the URL does exist then the URL will be used and the $linktext will be ignored.

Encapsulate the HTML link between the $before and $after. So it will appear in the order of $before, link, and finally $after.

  • Since 4.6.0 Added the $comment parameter.
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String. The HTML link between the $before and $after parameters.


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

Code of get comment author url link: wp-includes/comment-template.php VER 5.0.3

function get_comment_author_url_link( $linktext = '', $before = '', $after = '', $comment = 0 ) {
	$url = get_comment_author_url( $comment );
	$display = ($linktext != '') ? $linktext : $url;
	$display = str_replace( 'http://www.', '', $display );
	$display = str_replace( 'http://', '', $display );

	if ( '/' == substr($display, -1) ) {
		$display = substr($display, 0, -1);

	$return = "$before<a href='$url' rel='external'>$display</a>$after";

	 * Filters the comment author's returned URL link.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @param string $return The HTML-formatted comment author URL link.
	return apply_filters( 'get_comment_author_url_link', $return );