Customizing your WordPress theme is easy when you are using a child theme. In this tutorial i’ll show you easy it is to change the default text in your comments template.
Changing No Comments Yet Text
The php file that needs editing in order to change the text, ‘No Comments Yet’ is located in your parent theme’s files.
The easiest way to locate, make changes to and save the edited file is to copy it from your original theme download to your desktop and edit it using notepad++
You’ll find the text on or around line 81 once you have opened the file in notepad++ or cPanel
Here’s the location of where my child theme and customization including the edited comments.php file are stored on my server
If you are using the default theme for WordPress, Twenty Eleven, you’ll find your comments.php file won’t be the same as Canvas.
Once you have located and edited your comments file, you can use this free child theme for Twenty Eleven to save the changes you make to all your theme’s files.
If you search through your themes files, you will find several php files for comments so be sure to edit the correct file which generally is the comments.php file and Not the comment.php file or the wp-comments.php file.