Change Leave a Reply Wording in WordPress Theme

In this tutorial, you will learn how to change ‘Leave a Reply’ text in the comment form of a WordPress theme. This text is also known as the Reply Title element.

To change it, all you need to do is add a simple code in your WordPress theme’s function.php file.

Here’s a short guide on how to do it.

Change Leave a Reply Text in Comment Form

Leave a Reply - WordPress Reply Title

Step 1. Log-in to your WordPress dashboard.

Step 2. Go to Appearance → Editor → Theme Functions (functions.php)

Step 3. Find the closing tag: ?>

Then paste the code below before it.

function comment_reform ($arg) {
$arg['title_reply'] = __('Leave a Reply');
return $arg;

Don’t forget to change ‘Leave a Reply’ text in the code with your preferred Reply title. For example, Post a Comment, Post a Question here, Share Your Thoughts, etc.

Step 4. Click Update file.

Now, go to your site then check the comment form section.

If you’re using a cache plugin such as W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches first before you check it. You may also check it in other web browser.

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