How to: move or remove the “Leave A Reply” link in the Twenty Twelve theme

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This post describes how to move or remove the “Leave a reply” link that appears below the post heading in the Twenty Twelve theme for WordPress.

before

Link placement before edit…

The fastest and easiest way for a self hosted blog is to simply override the CSS styles that governs the link by editing the custom CSS that is part of WordPress:

wordpress_css

Link to Edit CSS in the WordPress admin site.

By adding the following CSS styles the link is moved:

#content .post {
    position: relative;
}

#content .comments-link {
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 1em;
}

#content .post {
    padding-bottom: 3em;
}

 

css

(The first two rules moves the link to the bottom, the last one adds some padding that I felt was needed)

The result is that the “Leave a reply” link is below the post, as seen below:

after

Link placement after edit…

If you rather not have the link at all, it is easily removed by adding the following CSS:

#content .comments-link {
    display: none;
}

 

cssnodisplay

Result after display:none;

nolink

The actual comments box is still visible and available in the post itself in case you still want to be able to get comments on posts.

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13 thoughts on “How to: move or remove the “Leave A Reply” link in the Twenty Twelve theme

  1. Joie

    Only one wee problem. Although the ‘Leave a Reply now shows up at the bottom only, when I attempt to share it, the Leave a Reply still ends up in the beginning of the first sentence of my post. Any ideas on how to remedy that? I hope it is as easy as deleting code from the Editor . . .

    Reply
  2. Mai

    Thank you so much for this!!! I just created/started my blog and I am sooo overwhelmed and frustrated, I am already about to quit. I can’t even believe I found myself here as I was not sure how to google my question and frustration!

    Reply
  3. Laurel Cerrone

    Wow, thank you!
    I don’t usually find themes where the comments are so difficult to turn off in static pages. I am using Novelite for a client and was going crazy trying to disallow them in static pages but there was no easy way.
    I’ve followed your instructions and it works!!
    Thanks, it was most helpful.
    Laurel.

    Reply
  4. Laurel Cerrone

    Wow, thank you!
    I don’t usually find themes where the comments are so difficult to turn off in static pages. I am using Novelite for a client and was going crazy trying to disallow them in static pages but there was no easy way.
    I’ve followed your instructions and it works!!
    Thanks, it was most helpful.
    Laurel.

    Reply

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