apply_filters( 'comment_flood_filter', bool $bool, int $time_lastcomment, int $time_newcomment )

Filters the comment flood status.


$bool bool
Whether a comment flood is occurring. Default false.
$time_lastcomment int
Timestamp of when the last comment was posted.
$time_newcomment int
Timestamp of when the new comment was posted.

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File: wp-includes/comment.php. View all references

$flood_die = apply_filters( 'comment_flood_filter', false, $time_lastcomment, $time_newcomment );

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Version Description
2.1.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by gggshine999

    The default time required between multiple comments from the same user/IP is 15 seconds. If the user posts the second comment faster than 15 seconds after the first comment, the comment flood message is triggered.
    Below is an example showing how to change the default time.

    function wpdocs_dam_the_flood( $dam_it, $time_last, $time_new ) {
        if ( ( $time_new - $time_last ) < 300 ) { // time interval is 300 seconds
            return true;
        return false;
    add_filter( 'comment_flood_filter', 'wpdocs_dam_the_flood', 10, 3 );

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