For example somebody replies-

Hi! This is a Comment!

but is published as

Text- Hi! This is a Comment!

Any ideas folks? I'm totally stumped. I want to add the extra text so it appears within the comment rather than before/around it in the theme.

2 Answers 2


You can try the comment_text filter:

 * Prepend text to each comment content.

add_filter( 'comment_text', function( $comment_text )
    $text = 'Some text';
    return $text . $comment_text;

if you're displaying the comment text with:

<?php comment_text(); ?>
  • That adds text above the comment, is there a simple fix to having it show on the same line as the comment? If there is or if there isnt, thank you loads for replying to a total newb.
    – Spacecat22
    Jan 14, 2015 at 20:34
  • Welcome to WordPress Development. I'm not sure I follow you there, what you mean by the same line. You can also try out the get_comment_text filter, that's activated before the comment_text filter.
    – birgire
    Jan 14, 2015 at 20:42
  • The comments are displaying Some Text and the Comment with what look like paragraph breaks between them.
    – Spacecat22
    Jan 14, 2015 at 20:45
  • Maybe you could add the current HTML structure of a comment, before and after the filter. So we can better understand how it's working.
    – birgire
    Jan 14, 2015 at 20:48
  • I can't at the moment as I'm being murdered in work but shall post the code later on. Thanks for looking in, its appreciated.
    – Spacecat22
    Jan 14, 2015 at 20:51
<script type="text/javascript">
    function addText() { 
        var input = document.getElementById('comment');
        input.value = 'lots of new text ' + input.value;

<p class="comment-form-comment">
<label for="comment">Comment</label>
<textarea id="comment" name="comment" cols="45" rows="8" aria-describedby="form-allowed-tags" aria-required="true">

Ripped bits and pieces from elsewhere online.. eventually. Thanks for the help.

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