wp_update_comment( array $commentarr, bool $wp_error = false )

Updates an existing comment in the database.


Description Description

Filters the comment and makes sure certain fields are valid before updating.


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Parameters Parameters

$commentarr

(array) (Required) Contains information on the comment.

$wp_error

(bool) (Optional) Whether to return a WP_Error on failure.

Default value: false


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Return Return

(int|false|WP_Error) The value 1 if the comment was updated, 0 if not updated. False or a WP_Error object on failure.


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More Information More Information

See get_comment() for a list of valid attributes for $commentarr


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/comment.php

function wp_update_comment( $commentarr, $wp_error = false ) {
	global $wpdb;

	// First, get all of the original fields.
	$comment = get_comment( $commentarr['comment_ID'], ARRAY_A );
	if ( empty( $comment ) ) {
		if ( $wp_error ) {
			return new WP_Error( 'invalid_comment_id', __( 'Invalid comment ID.' ) );
		} else {
			return false;
		}
	}

	// Make sure that the comment post ID is valid (if specified).
	if ( ! empty( $commentarr['comment_post_ID'] ) && ! get_post( $commentarr['comment_post_ID'] ) ) {
		if ( $wp_error ) {
			return new WP_Error( 'invalid_post_id', __( 'Invalid post ID.' ) );
		} else {
			return false;
		}
	}

	// Escape data pulled from DB.
	$comment = wp_slash( $comment );

	$old_status = $comment['comment_approved'];

	// Merge old and new fields with new fields overwriting old ones.
	$commentarr = array_merge( $comment, $commentarr );

	$commentarr = wp_filter_comment( $commentarr );

	// Now extract the merged array.
	$data = wp_unslash( $commentarr );

	/**
	 * Filters the comment content before it is updated in the database.
	 *
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string $comment_content The comment data.
	 */
	$data['comment_content'] = apply_filters( 'comment_save_pre', $data['comment_content'] );

	$data['comment_date_gmt'] = get_gmt_from_date( $data['comment_date'] );

	if ( ! isset( $data['comment_approved'] ) ) {
		$data['comment_approved'] = 1;
	} elseif ( 'hold' === $data['comment_approved'] ) {
		$data['comment_approved'] = 0;
	} elseif ( 'approve' === $data['comment_approved'] ) {
		$data['comment_approved'] = 1;
	}

	$comment_ID      = $data['comment_ID'];
	$comment_post_ID = $data['comment_post_ID'];

	/**
	 * Filters the comment data immediately before it is updated in the database.
	 *
	 * Note: data being passed to the filter is already unslashed.
	 *
	 * @since 4.7.0
	 * @since 5.5.0 Returning a WP_Error value from the filter will short-circuit comment update
	 *              and allow skipping further processing.
	 *
	 * @param array|WP_Error $data       The new, processed comment data, or WP_Error.
	 * @param array          $comment    The old, unslashed comment data.
	 * @param array          $commentarr The new, raw comment data.
	 */
	$data = apply_filters( 'wp_update_comment_data', $data, $comment, $commentarr );

	// Do not carry on on failure.
	if ( is_wp_error( $data ) ) {
		if ( $wp_error ) {
			return $data;
		} else {
			return false;
		}
	}

	$keys = array( 'comment_post_ID', 'comment_content', 'comment_author', 'comment_author_email', 'comment_approved', 'comment_karma', 'comment_author_url', 'comment_date', 'comment_date_gmt', 'comment_type', 'comment_parent', 'user_id', 'comment_agent', 'comment_author_IP' );
	$data = wp_array_slice_assoc( $data, $keys );

	$rval = $wpdb->update( $wpdb->comments, $data, compact( 'comment_ID' ) );

	if ( false === $rval ) {
		if ( $wp_error ) {
			return new WP_Error( 'db_update_error', __( 'Could not update comment in the database.' ), $wpdb->last_error );
		} else {
			return false;
		}
	}

	// If metadata is provided, store it.
	if ( isset( $commentarr['comment_meta'] ) && is_array( $commentarr['comment_meta'] ) ) {
		foreach ( $commentarr['comment_meta'] as $meta_key => $meta_value ) {
			update_comment_meta( $comment_ID, $meta_key, $meta_value );
		}
	}

	clean_comment_cache( $comment_ID );
	wp_update_comment_count( $comment_post_ID );

	/**
	 * Fires immediately after a comment is updated in the database.
	 *
	 * The hook also fires immediately before comment status transition hooks are fired.
	 *
	 * @since 1.2.0
	 * @since 4.6.0 Added the `$data` parameter.
	 *
	 * @param int   $comment_ID The comment ID.
	 * @param array $data       Comment data.
	 */
	do_action( 'edit_comment', $comment_ID, $data );

	$comment = get_comment( $comment_ID );

	wp_transition_comment_status( $comment->comment_approved, $old_status, $comment );

	return $rval;
}


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Changelog Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
5.5.0 The return values for an invalid comment or post ID were changed to false instead of 0.
4.9.0 Add updating comment meta during comment update.
2.0.0 Introduced.

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