There is an author_link hook which is very useful for posts and bios; however, I don't see a hook for comment author link. Does one exist?

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The other two answers probably answer your question, but here's a way look at WordPress source code to be able to determine for yourself whether a certain hook exists for your purposes.

You ask whether there is a hook for the comment author link. So let's look at the source for that function: comment_author_link().

We see that there's not really much to that function. It just echos the output of get_comment_author_link(). So let's look at that function.

It does some stuff and then returns the filtered results of get_comment_author_link. So you could use that filter to modify the output of comment_author_link().

add_filter( 'get_comment_author_link', function( $return, $author, $comment_id ){
  if( 'example' === $author ) {
    $return = '<a href="https://example.com/">Example</a>';
  return $return;
}, 10, 3 );

But I have a feeling that you want to modify the URL of the comment author. If that's the case, we see that get_comment_author_link() calls get_comment_author_url() to determine the author.

And in that function we see that it returns the filtered results of get_comment_author_url.

So if you want to change the URL of the comment author link, you could do something like:

add_filter( 'get_comment_author_url', function( $url, $id, $comment ){
  if( 'example' === $comment->comment_author ) {
    $url = 'https://example.com/';
  return $url;
}, 10, 3 );
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    Upvoted, but I'd avoid using anonymous callbacks because removing them can be complicated. Apr 3, 2018 at 20:10

There is a filter hook like author_link hook.


Details info about the above filter hook.

There are a lot of built-in functions at wordpress.

<?php comment_author_url_link('linktext', 'before', 'after'); ?> 

Let's have a look the functions related to comments.

I hope you will find the solution.


Are you looking for get_comment_author_url ?

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