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I have a custom child theme of Twenty Twelve.

I want to change the text "Leave a reply" to "Leave a comment", and also remove the website field from the comments form.

How can I do this? Thanks.

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Just for your information as well, have a look at one of my answers here – Pieter Goosen May 11 '14 at 5:48
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You can use filters in custom functions to modify the default output of the comments form via your child themes functions file.

Modify the comment form "Leave a reply" text.

add_filter( 'comment_form_defaults', 'wpsites_modify_comment_form_title' );
function wpsites_modify_comment_form_title( $defaults ) {
$defaults['title_reply'] = __( 'Leave a Comment' );
return $defaults;

Remove The Website URL Field From Comment Form

add_filter('comment_form_default_fields', 'wpsites_remove_website_url_field');
function wpsites_remove_website_url_field($fields) {
return $fields;
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Fantastic. Thanks Brad. – Steve May 11 '14 at 6:12

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