I have added a comment field to a content type. It is of the default comment type.

I don't want my commenters to fill in a subject, rather, just a comment body.

Trying to remove the Subject field, I went to admin/structure/comment/manage/comment/fields but there I only find comment_body, not something like comment_subject.

How to remove or hide the Subject field for comments?
In earlier phrasing, how to not require a subject from commenters?

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You can't remove the subject, but you can hide it so that it will be auto-generated and not displayed.

Go to Admin -> Structure -> Comment types -> Default Comments -> Manage Form Display tab (/admin/structure/comment/manage/comment/form-display) and then drag Subject to Disabled. Then save.

Note: If you only see the heading "Comments" but no name field and no comment field, and you are not logged in, then you need to give anonymous users permission to post comments.

  • On Manage form display, you should see Author and Comment (the comment body), and then below that will be Disabled with Subject. This is working in Drupal 9.4.6; I wrote this answer based on a site configured as written. Sep 24, 2022 at 16:31
  • Also check your theme. Some non-standard themes have poor support for comments. Sep 24, 2022 at 16:32

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