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Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#39028 new enhancement

Comments on private posts or specific edge cases can get a confusting white screen error.

Reported by: imath's profile imath Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4
Component: Comments Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


I have a plugin that uses the private status for a custom post type used in private BuddyPress groups.

When a group member tries to comment on one of the post type he's getting a white screen. I've fixed the issue on my side, problem was about caps mapping.

But still, i was pretty confused by this behavior. At first i thought it was a fatal error, but xdebug returned nothing, so i've looked in my error.log again nothing ??

Then i've found some returned WP_Error was missing data like the 403 status in wp_handle_comment_submission(). As this function was introduced in 4.4, i guess it first appeared in 4.4.

I think it could be interesting to have a screen looking like this in this kind of cases :

I suggest the attached patch.

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39028.patch (1.9 KB) - added by imath 8 years ago.

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Change History (3)

8 years ago

#1 @imath
8 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @johnbillion
7 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; has-patch removed
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

I believe the intention if the current behaviour is to avoid exposing the existence of a private/trash/draft post for users who cannot access it.

The error text displayed for private, trash, and draft posts should be the same as that for posts which do not exist.

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