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How to Remove HTML Comments in Your WordPress Site

Whether you’re attempting to clean up your code for improved performance or to ensure that your website’s data is captured precisely by your analytics tools, removing HTML comments is an essential step. You might be thinking about how to do this if you use the Analytify plugin for WordPress. This article will show you how to remove HTML comments added by Analytify.

Understanding HTML Comments Added by Analytify

Sometimes, developers and plugins leave HTML comments in the source code as a way to provide information about the code or for debugging purposes. These HTML comments aren’t rendered on the webpage but can be seen if someone views the page source code. These comments look like this:

remove html comment

Let’s learn how to disable HTML comments.


1. Admin access to WordPress

2. Analytify Installed and Activated

3. Access to your theme’s source code

How to Remove HTML Comments

HTML comments can be found within the source code of your website, and they do not appear to end-users on the browser. These comments can be helpful for developers as they provide notes or explanations about the code, but they are unnecessary for the functioning of the website and might be unwanted in some cases. 

One of the ways to disable HTML comments from a WordPress site is by editing the theme’s functions.php file via FTP. This method is generally safe, as it allows you to modify your website’s files directly without interacting with the WordPress admin area.

Below is a brief overview of the process:

Step 1: Connect to Your Website Using FTP

Use an FTP client like File Zilla, and enter your FTP credentials to connect to your server. These credentials can be obtained from your web hosting provider.

Step 2: Navigate to the Theme Directory

Once connected, navigate to your active theme’s directory. This is usually located in wp-content/themes/your-theme-name/.

Step 3: Download the functions.php File

Within the theme directory, locate the functions.php file, download it, and save it as a backup. This step is crucial as it allows you to revert changes if anything goes wrong.

Step 4: Edit the functions.php File

Open the functions.php file in a text or code editor. Add the following code that removes HTML comments added by Analytify, and then save the file.

add_filter( ‘analytify_tracking_code_comments’, ‘__return_false’ );

Step 5: Upload the Modified File

Using your FTP client, upload the modified functions.php file back to the same location on your server.

This process requires a bit of technical knowledge, especially regarding FTP and PHP code. If you’re not an expert, it would be best to hire a developer or reach out to your hosting provider’s support team for assistance. Handling these files carefully is important, as improper changes could cause issues on your site.

That’s all! This is how you can remove HTML comments from Analytify properly. If you face any errors to diable HTML comments, feel free to contact the Analytify support team.