We’ve found that it’s much better to keep each question in its own separate thread so that down the road, others who have the same question might be able to find it with a search. It gets too complicated to find questions if they’re buried in other threads that seemingly have no connection to the question being asked.
To your question…
I don’t think you need a separate comments plugin. You just need to modify the appearance and/or data that is shown on your site. That’s easily accomplished with a little CSS: display: none;
The specifics, however, will vary tremendously, depending on which theme you’re using. Every theme developer has their own coding standards, so they may name those fields differently.
You can usually find the name of an object by right-clicking it, and inspecting the underlying code. The name of an object is usually found within the class=”” variable.
So, you’ll find the name of the attribute you want to hide, then add some CSS to your site (Customize > Additional CSS) to hide the attributes you don’t want to show.
The better method is to create a custom function (a filter, actually) that will output just the comment attributes you want. But that involves writing some custom code that will vary, depending on your site’s theme. You might be better off reaching out to the creator of your theme. Ask them for help creating a custom function to only output the comment fields you want.
Or, just hire one of the WordPress experts from Codeable who can knock out a task like this in less than half an hour or so.
But you don’t need a custom comments plugin. A little code and you’ll be set!