function get_comment_reply_link($args = array() {}

Retrieve HTML content for reply to comment link.
The default arguments that can be override are ‘add_below’, ‘respond_id’, ‘reply_text’, ‘login_text’, and ‘depth’. The ‘login_text’ argument will be used, if the user must log in or register first before posting a comment. The ‘reply_text’ will be used, if they can post a reply. The ‘add_below’ and ‘respond_id’ arguments are for the JavaScript moveAddCommentForm() function parameters.


  • array $args: Optional. Override default options.
  • int $comment: Optional. Comment being replied to.
  • int $post: Optional. Post that the comment is going to be displayed on.

Return values

returns:Link to show comment form, if successful. False, if comments are closed.

Defined filters

  • comment_reply_link
    apply_filters('comment_reply_link', $before . $link . $after, $args, $comment, $post)

Source code

function get_comment_reply_link($args = array(), $comment = null, $post = null) {

	global $user_ID;

	$defaults = array('add_below' => 'comment', 'respond_id' => 'respond', 'reply_text' => __('Reply'),

		'login_text' => __('Log in to Reply'), 'depth' => 0, 'before' => '', 'after' => '');

	$args = wp_parse_args($args, $defaults);

	if ( 0 == $args['depth'] || $args['max_depth'] <= $args['depth'] )


	extract($args, EXTR_SKIP);

	$comment = get_comment($comment);

	if ( empty($post) )

		$post = $comment->comment_post_ID;

	$post = get_post($post);

	if ( !comments_open($post->ID) )

		return false;

	$link = '';

	if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !$user_ID )

		$link = '<a rel="nofollow" class="comment-reply-login" href="' . esc_url( wp_login_url( get_permalink() ) ) . '">' . $login_text . '</a>';


		$link = "<a class='comment-reply-link' href='" . esc_url( add_query_arg( 'replytocom', $comment->comment_ID ) ) . "#" . $respond_id . "' onclick='return addComment.moveForm(\"$add_below-$comment->comment_ID\", \"$comment->comment_ID\", \"$respond_id\", \"$post->ID\")'>$reply_text</a>";

	return apply_filters('comment_reply_link', $before . $link . $after, $args, $comment, $post);




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