apply_filters( 'get_comment_author_link', string $return, string $author, int $comment_ID )

Filters the comment author’s link for display.

Description Description

Parameters Parameters


(string) The HTML-formatted comment author link. Empty for an invalid URL.


(string) The comment author's username.


(int) The comment ID.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/comment-template.php

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.1.0 The $author and $comment_ID parameters were added.
1.5.0 Introduced.

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    Contributed by Samuel Elh

    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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