I would like to allow certain HTML elements in my comments and have edited kses.php directly in the past.

However, I have been hacked recently and replaced all the core Wordpress files and feel I would like to avoid editing those files.

Is it possible to allow more elements via the functions.php file?


Here is an example how to allow a commenter to insert HTML5 video into the comment. Both <video> and <source> elements has two allowed attributes. preprocess_comment filter is applied when saving the comment to the DB.

See /wp-includes/kses.php for $allowedtags array structure.

function myAllowHtmlComments($comment) {
    global $allowedtags; 
    $allowedtags['video'] = array(
        'width' => true,
        'height' => true
    $allowedtags['source'] = array(
        'src' => true,
        'type' => true
    return $comment;
  • That looks great, thank you. I have added it to my functions.php but my internet connection is not working properly so I can't test it yet. – Phillip Dec 25 '12 at 12:20
  • Okay, I have tested it and it seems to work perfectly. Thank you very much. – Phillip Dec 26 '12 at 7:56
  • Phillip, if so, please accept the answer. – Max Yudin Dec 26 '12 at 9:19

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