Actually, I figured out a way so none of this difficulty has to happen. First of all, yes, comment out or, as I did, delete:
// If the user is logged in
if ( $user_ID ) :
$comment_author = addslashes($user_identity);
$comment_author_email = addslashes($user_email);
$comment_author_url = addslashes(str_replace(’http://’, ‘’, $user_url));
if ( get_option(’comment_registration’) )
die( __(’Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.’) );
from your wp-comments-post.php file.
And then, go to Presentation > Theme Editor > Comments Template
and then comment out or delete
located right before:
imput type=”text” name=”author” id=”author” value=”” size=”22″ tabindex=”1″ />
AND VOILA!!! 🙂 It just took me an entire day of fiddling the other day on top of me just experimenting and scouring the WordPress support forums to get this. Whee!