I understand different themes use different css for the reply link however there should be enough native WP css to narrow it down to the lowest nested comment.

I'm trying to get my head around the default WP comment css that will give me the ability to hide display:none; all the reply links except for the very bottom layer of the nested comments.

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I believe the easiest way to do that will be with javascript. Something that will navigate at each comment list and show only last button. Something like:

jQuery(document).ready( function($){

    //Hide all buttons
    $('.comments li .reply-button').hide(0);

    //Navigate through all comments
    $('.comments li').each( function() {

        //Lets check if there is children comments in this one
        if (! ($(this).children('.children').length > 0)) {

            //Don't have, so let's show this button

  • How/where would I use this?
    – Pete
    Jan 25, 2016 at 16:27
  • In an script file or even outputting it directly in the sections comments Jan 25, 2016 at 21:54
  • I added the snippet by following these instructions but it didn't work... wordpress.org/support/topic/…
    – Pete
    Jan 26, 2016 at 10:39
  • Sorry about the late, this code is just a sample, you would still need to adapt it to your comments structure. Feb 4, 2016 at 16:25

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