get_comment_author_url_link( string $linktext = '', string $before = '', string $after = '', int|WP_Comment $comment )

Retrieves the HTML link of the url of the author of the current comment.


$linktext parameter is only used if the URL does not exist for the comment author. If the URL does exist then the URL will be used and the $linktext will be ignored.

Encapsulate the HTML link between the $before and $after. So it will appear in the order of $before, link, and finally $after.



(string) (Optional) The text to display instead of the comment author's email address.

Default value: ''


(string) (Optional) The text or HTML to display before the email link.

Default value: ''


(string) (Optional) The text or HTML to display after the email link.

Default value: ''


(int|WP_Comment) (Optional) Comment ID or WP_Comment object. Default is the current comment.


(string) The HTML link between the $before and $after parameters.


File: wp-includes/comment-template.php

function get_comment_author_url_link( $linktext = '', $before = '', $after = '', $comment = 0 ) {
	$url = get_comment_author_url( $comment );
	$display = ($linktext != '') ? $linktext : $url;
	$display = str_replace( 'http://www.', '', $display );
	$display = str_replace( 'http://', '', $display );

	if ( '/' == substr($display, -1) ) {
		$display = substr($display, 0, -1);

	$return = "$before<a href='$url' rel='external'>$display</a>$after";

	 * Filters the comment author's returned URL link.
	 * @since WP-1.5.0
	 * @param string $return The HTML-formatted comment author URL link.
	return apply_filters( 'get_comment_author_url_link', $return );


Version Description
WP-4.6.0 Added the $comment parameter.
WP-1.5.0 Introduced.