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Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#21031 closed defect (bug)

Orphaned comments emit debug notices in dashboard and comments lists — at Version 2

Reported by: johnjamesjacoby Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Warnings/Notices Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by johnjamesjacoby)

map_meta_cap is not prepared to handle missing or invalid post ID's. To duplicate this, delete a post from the posts table without deleting its attached comments, then visit the admin dashboard with the recent comments widget visible.

The comments list table exhibits a similar issue, where the $post global is assumed to be set and valid.

This isn't something that happens naturally in WordPress core, but is something plugins are able to do directly to the database, which results in orphaned comments. The attached patches only suppress debug notices PHP spits out, and does not directly address the issue of what to do with orphaned comments, should a plugin choose to do this.

Change History (4)

johnjamesjacoby22 months ago

johnjamesjacoby22 months ago

Related: Comments list table exhibits similar issue

comment:1 johnjamesjacoby22 months ago

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comment:2 johnjamesjacoby22 months ago

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  • Summary changed from map_meta_cap emits notices if $post is empty to Orphaned comments emit debug notices in dashboard and comments lists
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