By default in Genesis Child theme and general WordPress themes, html tags and attributes in the Comments field are displayed for users to show what html tags they can use, I find a lot of clients just want to hide those HTML tags as they think it may discourage some users from leaving comments.


To hide the tags you need to add a function and  filter in your functions.php file

//Remove comment form HTML tags and attributes
function genesischild_remove_comment_form_allowed_tags( $defaults ) {

	$defaults['comment_notes_after'] = '';
	return $defaults;

add_filter( 'comment_form_defaults', 'genesischild_remove_comment_form_allowed_tags' );


Also to change the actual comment heading, originally set to “Leave a Reply”  to something else like “Leave a Comment”  you can add another function and filter.

//change the comments header
function genesischild_comment_form_defaults( $defaults ) {

	$defaults['title_reply'] = __( 'Leave a Comment' );
	return $defaults;


add_filter( 'comment_form_defaults', 'genesischild_comment_form_defaults' );


And this is what you are left with.


  1. adana evden eve on July 12, 2015 at 10:06 am

    thank you

  2. ravee on March 4, 2015 at 8:14 am

    ya thank u so much,amazing guide

  3. Kristine on December 10, 2014 at 1:49 am

    THANK YOU! This is exactly what I was looking for and worked perfectly! :-)

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