[wp-hackers] function to show total comments by user

danilo danixland at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 20:36:10 UTC 2011

On 16/01/2011 21:21, Simon Blackbourn wrote:
>> Now my questions are, have I reinvented the wheel? While I wasn't able to
>> find a function within WordPress that does exactly this, maybe you can point
>> me to something I've missed in my research...
> This should work (replace the 1 with your required user ID):
> $userID = 1;
> echo get_comments( array( 'user_id' =>  $userID, 'count' =>  true ) );
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Thanks for replying,
reading trough the codex for get_comments() there's not a single word 
about the 'count' option...
I think your solution also doesn't show the total comments for 
unregistered users. I could use 'author_email' instead of 'user_id' but 
at this point I don't know how to retrieve the email associated with the 

Also trying to use your solution it returned an array, so I suppose the 
'count' parameter doesn't work...

Danilo aka danix

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