[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14809: comments_by_type doesn't always get reset

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Wed Sep 8 01:18:20 UTC 2010

#14809: comments_by_type doesn't always get reset
 Reporter:  nmassey       |       Owner:                 
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Comments      |     Version:  3.0.1          
 Severity:  minor         |    Keywords:                 
 in wp-includes/comment-template.php , in function comments_template(), it
 is possible for $wp_query->comments to be set but for
 $wp_query->comments_by_type NOT to get reset when it should be reset to
 array().  We ran into a bug because:[[BR]]
 - on a single page (actually inside of a widget), we were pulling comments
 from multiple posts[[BR]]
 - for each post, we were requesting get_comments(array('type' =>
 - in wp-includes/comment-template.php , in function wp_list_comments(),
 code says:
                 if ( 'all' != $r['type'] ) {
                         if ( empty($wp_query->comments_by_type) )
                                 $wp_query->comments_by_type =
                         if (
 empty($wp_query->comments_by_type[$r['type']]) )
                         $_comments =

 unfortunately, since we were running that again and again, it would not
 recalculate $wp_query->comments_by_type each time.

 I think that the function comments_template() in wp-includes/comment-
 template.php should have the following line added:
      $wp_query->comments_by_type = array();
 right after the line where $wp_query->comments is set.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14809>
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