How do you change the Reply button text in comments?

I have successfully changed title_reply and label_submit in my child themes comments.php file but reply_text refused to change from “Reply”

	<?php comment_form(array( 
	'title_reply' => 'Add new comment or item' , 
	'label_submit' => 'Submit for approval' ,
	'reply_text' => 'Reply, Ask a question or Leave an absentee bid'
	)); ?>

I also tried this in the functions.php

function comment_reform ($arg) {
 $arg['reply_text'] = __('Reply, Ask a question or Leave an absentee bid');
 return $arg;

What is the solution?

Hi @ajwilcox,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

You can try changing it to ‘Reply, Ask a question or Leave an absentee bid’ by using the attached small plugin.

Best Regards,

Hi @movin,

Thank you. Made this change to suit my purpose.

if ( trim($translated_text) == 'Reply' ) {

Hi @ajwilcox,

It was working for me using the text ‘Post Comment’ but great to see you got that worked for you by changing it to ‘Reply’.

You are most welcome here :slight_smile:

Please advise if you have more questions.

Have a fantastic day!