How can I remove avatars from a Wordpress theme?

I’d like to get rid of avatars on wordpress comments but haven’t figured out how to do that. If you know the file or lines to edit I would be grateful?

Should be comments.php. Not sure on the line number, but if you post the content of that file I will take a look. :slight_smile:

Remove the comments section in single.php :lightbulb

Thanks, here’s the comments file


  • @package WordPress
  • @subpackage Default_Theme

// Do not delete these lines
if (!empty($_SERVER[‘SCRIPT_FILENAME’]) && ‘comments.php’ == basename($_SERVER[‘SCRIPT_FILENAME’]))
die (‘Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!’);

if ( post_password_required() ) { ?&gt;
	&lt;p class="nocomments"&gt;This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.&lt;/p&gt;


<!-- You can start editing here. –>

<?php if ( have_comments() ) : ?>
<h3 id=“comments”><?php comments_number(‘Ei vielä kommentteja’, ‘Yksi kommentti’, ‘% arviota’ );?> artikkelista “<?php the_title(); ?>”</h3>

&lt;ol class="commentlist"&gt;
&lt;?php wp_list_comments(); ?&gt;

&lt;div class="navigation"&gt;
	&lt;div class="alignleft"&gt;&lt;?php previous_comments_link() ?&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
	&lt;div class="alignright"&gt;&lt;?php next_comments_link() ?&gt;&lt;/div&gt;

<?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>

&lt;?php if ('open' == $post-&gt;comment_status) : ?&gt;
	&lt;!-- If comments are open, but there are no comments. --&gt;

 &lt;?php else : // comments are closed ?&gt;
	&lt;!-- If comments are closed. --&gt;
	&lt;p class="nocomments"&gt;Kommentointi suljettu.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;?php endif; ?&gt;

<?php endif; ?>

<?php if (‘open’ == $post->comment_status) : ?>

<div id=“respond”>

<h3><?php comment_form_title( ‘Lisää kommentti’, ‘Lisää kommentti %s’ ); ?></h3>

<div class=“cancel-comment-reply”>
<small><?php cancel_comment_reply_link(); ?></small>

<?php if ( get_option(‘comment_registration’) && !$user_ID ) : ?>
<p>You must be <a href=“<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink()); ?>”>logged in</a> to post a comment.</p>
<?php else : ?>

<form action=“<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-comments-post.php” method=“post” id=“commentform”>

<?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>

<p>Logged in as <a href=“<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-admin/profile.php”><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>. <a href=“<?php echo wp_logout_url(get_permalink()); ?>” title=“Log out of this account”>Log out »</a></p>

<?php else : ?>

<p><input type=“text” name=“author” id=“author” value=“<?php echo $comment_author; ?>” size=“22” tabindex=“1” <?php if ($req) echo “aria-required=‘true’”; ?> />
<label for=“author”><small>Author<?php if ($req) echo " (vaaditaan)"; ?></small></label></p>

<p><input type=“text” name=“email” id=“email” value=“<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>” size=“22” tabindex=“2” <?php if ($req) echo “aria-required=‘true’”; ?> />
<label for=“email”><small>Email <?php if ($req) echo “”; ?></small></label></p>

<p><input type=“text” name=“url” id=“url” value=“<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>” size=“22” tabindex=“3” />
<label for=“url”><small>Website</small></label></p>

<?php endif; ?>
<?php if (function_exists(‘ratings_input_table’)) ratings_input_table(); ?>
<!–<p><small><strong>XHTML:</strong> You can use these tags: <code><?php echo allowed_tags(); ?></code></small></p>–>
<p><textarea name=“comment” id=“comment” cols=“100%” rows=“4” tabindex=“4”></textarea></p>

<p><input name=“submit” type=“submit” id=“submit” tabindex=“5” value=“Submit comment” />
<?php comment_id_fields(); ?>
<?php do_action(‘comment_form’, $post->ID); ?>


<?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>

That I could do, but then it removes the whole comments section which is not the purpose. I only want to remove those avatar images.

Ah yes, wordpress 2.x’s “wp_list_comments()” upgrade.

Basically, it sets the template. It can be useful, particularly for newbies, but I think it’s a pain.

Nevertheless, to remove avatars easily, I’d open up your style.css, and put this right at the bottom:-





Should do the trick.

That worked, thanks rhysboy84. It still shows on source code but it seems too complicated to start removing it from there.

Yes. Wordpress recently switched to a format that the comment code was automatically generated, including the avatars. Why I have no idea. But 99 times out of 100 the solution I posted will suffice :slight_smile:

This is a simple question …

In the default folder, find comments.php change.

Or if you do not want to comment, put <? Php comments_template ();?> Get rid of.