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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#40352 new defect (bug)

WP REST API, Comments Not Triggering 'comment_post'

Reported by: stickypixel Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7
Component: Comments Keywords: dev-feedback
Focuses: rest-api Cc:
PR Number:



I’ve noticed that when comments are created using the WP API that notification emails are not sent out to the author of the post or moderators. (When testing, If I add the comment via the admin interface, it works as expected).

On debugging, I noticed that the filter ‘comment_post’ is not being called when inserted via the API. For now, I used the following workaround:

function mytheme_comment_inserted($comment_id, $comment_object) {
  wp_notify_postauthor( $comment_id );

I already posted on the support forum here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp-api-comments-not-sending-notifications/#post-8987973 and it was suggested this could be intentional behaviour but that this also could, in fact, be reported as a bug?



Change History (2)

#1 @swissspidy
3 years ago

  • Version changed from 4.7.3 to 4.7

#2 @johnbillion
3 years ago

  • Component changed from REST API to Comments
  • Keywords dev-feedback added

Thanks for the ticket @stickypixel.

This is caused by the comment controller calling wp_insert_comment() directly, instead of calling wp_new_comment(), which is the function that triggers the comment_post action and is used throughout the rest of the admin area.

This might be an intentional design decision by the REST API team.

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