I’ve put the class for 'logged_in_as' into another container to display the content in another column:

    <div id="content-form">


         $fields =  array(

            'author' => '<div class="right_col"><p class="comment-form-author">
                            <input id="author" name="author" type="text" value="' . esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author'] ) . '" size="30"' . $aria_req . ' /></p>',
            'email'  => '<p class="comment-form-email">
                            <input id="email" name="email" type="text" value="Name' . esc_attr(  $commenter['comment_author_email'] ) . '" size="30"' . $aria_req . ' /></p>',
            'url'    => '<p class="comment-form-url">
                            <input id="url" name="url" type="text" value="' . esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author_url'] ) . '" size="30" /></p></div>',

        comment_form( array(

           'label_submit' => 'Beitrag kommentieren', 
           'title_reply' => '', 
           'fields' => apply_filters( 
              'comment_form_default_fields', $fields ), 
           'comment_notes_before' => '', 
           'comment_notes_after' => '',
           'logged_in_as' => '<div class="right_col"><p class="logged-in-as">' 
                                . sprintf( 
                                      __( 'Logged in as <a href="%s">%s</a> . 
                                           <a href="%s" title="Log out of this account">Log out?</a></p></div>' 
                                      , admin_url( 'profile.php' )
                                      , $user_identity
                                      , wp_logout_url( apply_filters( 'the_permalink'
                                                                      , get_permalink( $post_id ) 



But the submit-button for the comment-field (which is in the left column) only displays after the content of 'logged_in_as'. screenshot of the comment-form

But I want to place the submit-button on the left side below the comment-field. How can I place the Submit-Button before the 'logged_in_as'-Content?

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    Hi, I’ve edited my question. Maybe it was a bit confusing. But I just want to know, if there is a way to change the order.
    – Nitzki
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 9:22
  • I've edited your code for legibility - you'll be able to see it once the edit has been 'approved.' They way you had it formatted made it too hard to understand what it was doing.
    – marfarma
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 15:09
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    Thanks for your help. I’ve added the complete code for the comment_form.
    – Nitzki
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 17:30

2 Answers 2


You don't change the ordering, essentially. If you need to reposition things on the page, you should use CSS. That's what it's for.

The submit button is in a P with a class of form-submit. You can use that to move it around with CSS.

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    Sorry, I forgot a part of the code.
    – Nitzki
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 17:38
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    And I’v used T5 Comment Textarea On Top Plugin by toscho to make the textarea the first field of the comment form.
    – Nitzki
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 17:46
  • What is it that you can't do with just CSS? You can reposition and re-order fields on the page without changing their positions in the HTML, you know.
    – Otto
    Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 17:51
  • Hi Otto, yes, it was a css-problem. Thanks. I thought at first, there would be another solution via any php to reorder fields. Thanks!
    – Nitzki
    Commented Sep 18, 2012 at 12:47

8 Years ago maybe it was like this, but now you specify it in your functions.php (for all the people coming across this thread now)

//Comment Field Order
add_filter( 'comment_form_fields', 'mo_comment_fields_custom_order' );
function mo_comment_fields_custom_order( $fields ) {
    $comment_field = $fields['comment'];
    $author_field = $fields['author'];
    $email_field = $fields['email'];
    $url_field = $fields['url'];
    $cookies_field = $fields['cookies'];
    unset( $fields['comment'] );
    unset( $fields['author'] );
    unset( $fields['email'] );
    unset( $fields['url'] );
    unset( $fields['cookies'] );
    // the order of fields is the order below, change it as needed:
    $fields['author'] = $author_field;
    $fields['email'] = $email_field;
    $fields['url'] = $url_field;
    $fields['comment'] = $comment_field;
    $fields['cookies'] = $cookies_field;
    // done ordering, now return the fields:
    return $fields;

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