apply_filters( ‘get_comment_author_link’, string $comment_author_link, string $comment_author, string $comment_id )

Filters the comment author’s link for display.


The HTML-formatted comment author link.
Empty for an invalid URL.
The comment author’s username.
The comment ID as a numeric string.

More Information

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.


return apply_filters( 'get_comment_author_link', $comment_author_link, $comment_author, $comment_id );


4.1.0The $comment_author and $comment_id parameters were added.

User Contributed Notes

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    Link to author posts archive page:

      * To link to bbPress/BuddyPress profile or also link
      * avatar, see
    add_filter('get_comment_author_link', 'se_link_comment_to_archives');
    function se_link_comment_to_archives( $link ) {
        global $comment;
        if ( !empty( $comment->user_id ) && !empty( get_userdata( $comment->user_id )->ID ) ) {
       		$link = sprintf(
       			'<a href="%s" rel="external nofollow" class="url">%s</a>',
       			get_author_posts_url( $comment->user_id ),
       			strip_tags( $link )
        return $link;

    It should work as long as the comment was submitted by a verified and logged-in user on your blog.

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