I'm using Drupal 7. When I post a comment to an article, its title looks like <a class="permalink" rel="bookmark" href="/comment/9#comment-9">comment title</a>.

I need only the “comment title” to be displayed, without the link.

I found the code in the comment.tpl.php template where the title of the comment is printing.

  <?php print render($title_prefix); ?>
  <h2<?php print $title_attributes; >><b><?php print $title></b></h2>

  <?php print render($title_suffix); ?>

As is said in the file description, $title already contains the link, so I can’t change it!

$title: Linked title

Does anybody know if there is a way to print the comment's title without a link?

2 Answers 2


Instead of

<?php print $title; ?>

You can do:

<?php print check_plain($comment->subject); ?>
  • that works greate! after check_plain only the "comment title" left!
    – user16551
    Apr 11, 2013 at 14:02
  • @user16551 $comment->subject doesn't actually have any HTML code. check_plain only encodes special characters into HTML entities.
    – Beebee
    Apr 11, 2013 at 14:38
  • The reason for using check_plain is to ensure that any 'special' characters in the subject line are encoded correctly for HTML. Apr 11, 2013 at 14:43

Easiest way is to paste this code in template.php of your current theme, replace the word THEMENAME with the name of your theme (lowercase of course) and flush your cache:

 * Preprocess theme_comment()
function THEMENAME_preprocess_comment(&$variables) {
  // Remove all HTML tags from the title
  $variables['title'] = strip_tags($variables['title']);
  • thank you! it warks! don't know why i didn't get it at once)) you can make it even easier, in comment.tpl.php instead of "print $title" just use "print strip_tags($title)"
    – user16551
    Apr 11, 2013 at 14:25
  • 1
    It's best to use theme preprocessors, so if your edited comment.tpl.php is overridden by another template file/module this change is preserved.
    – Beebee
    Apr 11, 2013 at 14:27
  • 1
    +1 for using preprocessors! Even though template files do the job, preprocessors work best.
    – AKS
    Apr 11, 2013 at 16:21

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