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How to Remove Date and Time From WordPress Comments

Do you want to remove the date and time from WordPress comments on your website?

Recently, many bloggers have been wanting to remove comment dates to make their comments look fresh and evergreen.

In this article, we will show you how to easily remove the date and time from WordPress comments.

Removing date and time from WordPress comments

Should you Remove the Date and Time From WordPress Comments?

Some users believe that hiding the date and time in WordPress will prevent their articles from looking dated, improving their WordPress SEO and search engine rankings.

However, we disagree with this sentiment. In fact, we believe removing dates can be quite problematic.

For more details, you can see our article on why you should not remove dates from WordPress posts.

The same arguments are true for your WordPress comments as well. Removing the date and time from comments will hide important information, which would make older comments look odd.

However, we understand that some users may be using comments differently than normal web comments. For example, on a WordPress intranet or a web application.

In that case, they may need to remove the date or time from comments on your WordPress website to meet their requirements.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily remove the date and time from WordPress comments.

How to Remove the Date and Time From WordPress Comments

You can easily remove the date and time from WordPress comments by adding custom code to your theme’s functions.php file.

However, keep in mind that the smallest error while typing the code can make your website inaccessible.

We recommend using WPCode instead to add custom code to your WordPress site, as it is the best code snippets plugin on the market.

WPCode makes it super safe and easy to add custom code to your website.

First, you need to install and activate the WPCode plugin. For detailed instructions, you may want to see our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Note: WPCode also has a free version that you can use for this tutorial. However, upgrading to the paid plan will give you access to the code snippets library, conditional logic, and more.

Upon activation, visit the Code Snippets » + Add Snippet page from the WordPress admin sidebar.

From here, you need to click the ‘Use Snippet’ button under the ‘Add Your Custom Code (New Snippet)’ option.

Add new snippet

This will direct you to the ‘Create Custom Snippet’ page, where you can start by typing a name for the code snippet.

Next, choose the ‘PHP Snippet’ option from the code type dropdown menu in the right corner of the screen.

Choose PHP snippet to remove date and time in WordPress comments

After that, simply copy and paste the following code into the ‘Code Preview’ box:

// Remove comment date
function wpb_remove_comment_date($date, $d, $comment) { 
    if ( !is_admin() ) {
    } else { 
        return $date;
add_filter( 'get_comment_date', 'wpb_remove_comment_date', 10, 3);
// Remove comment time
function wpb_remove_comment_time($date, $d, $comment) { 
    if ( !is_admin() ) {
    } else { 
            return $date;
add_filter( 'get_comment_time', 'wpb_remove_comment_time', 10, 3);

Now you have to scroll down to the ‘Insertion’ section and choose the ‘Auto Insert’ mode.

This will automatically execute the code on your site.

Choose auto insert mode

Next, scroll back to the top of the page and toggle the switch to ‘Active’.

Finally, click the ‘Save Snippet’ button to store your settings.

Save snippet to remove date and time

Now, you can visit your website to see that the date and time have been removed from your WordPress comments.

Please note that this method does not remove comment dates and times from your WordPress database.

Removing the code will immediately start displaying the date and time for WordPress comments on your site.

Preview for removing date and time in WordPress comments

We hope this article helped you learn how to easily remove date and time from WordPress comments. You may also want to see our tutorial on how to add a dynamic copyright date in the WordPress footer and our list of the must-have WordPress plugins for business websites.

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    • For specific edits like that, you would want to reach out to the support for your specific theme.


  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. My first attempt to play with theme coding and it worked :) Your advice is much appreciated!

  3. Can you please recommend any good plugin to completely hide comments, date section from wordpress websites?

  4. Thanks again, it worked like a charm on the website. It goes to show even for people who are not that familiar with coding can accomplish these tasks with the help of WPBEGINNER.

  5. Thanks for the solution.

    How to remove blank space create after remove date and time ??


    • That would require editing your theme’s CSS which is different for each theme. If you reach out to your theme’s support they should be able to assist.


  6. Hi,

    I tried to use the php code above and it worked
    But, how to use php code to remove ‘at’?

    I used the css code above, but that would be a hidden text. When I viewed the source code, ‘at’ was still there.

    How to use php code to remove ‘at’?


    • For that, you would normally want to reach out to your theme’s support and create a child theme to edit the comment template rather than use PHP.


      • Date and time got removed but i can see the link on at. I am applying the css u mentioned but its not working

        • Your specific theme likely may have different stylings for your comments, if you reach out to your theme’s support they should be able to let you know.

  7. I truly hate every website that removes dates so its content seems to be everlasting. It’s misleading and we can’t tell if something is outdated or not.

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