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Opened 11 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

Last modified 5 days ago

#48093 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

get_comment_count() should return an integer for all counts of all statuses

Reported by: johnbillion Owned by: johnbillion
Milestone: 5.5 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0
Component: Comments Keywords: good-first-bug has-patch needs-testing has-unit-tests needs-dev-note
Focuses: Cc:


get_comment_count() returns a mixture of integers and numeric strings depending on the comment status and count.

Any status with zero comments is represented by integer 0.
Any status with more than zero comments is represented by a numeric string.
The total_comments and all elements are always integers.


array(7) {
  ["approved"]            => string(1) "221"
  ["awaiting_moderation"] => int(0)
  ["spam"]                => string(1) "10"
  ["trash"]               => int(0)
  ["post-trashed"]        => int(0)
  ["total_comments"]      => int(221)
  ["all"]                 => int(211)

It should return integers for all statuses for consistency.

The tests in Tests_Get_Comment_Count() should be switched to using assertSame().

Attachments (2)

48093.patch (443 bytes) - added by progremzion 11 months ago.
48093.diff (8.3 KB) - added by m.usama.masood 10 months ago.

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Change History (19)

#1 @johnbillion
11 months ago

In 46223:

Docs: Improve the docs for comment counting related functions.

See #47110, #48093

#2 @johnbillion
11 months ago

  • Keywords good-first-bug added

#3 @progremzion
11 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

Hi @johnbillion

I have fixed the issue. Can you please review? I am new to core contribution, so please do let me know if something is missing.

We don't need to update the Tests_Get_Comment_Count() class as by updating the get_comment_count function's return value will resolve that.


11 months ago

#4 @progremzion
11 months ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added

#5 @m.usama.masood
10 months ago

  • Keywords has-unit-tests added; needs-unit-tests removed
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @davidakennedy,

I have applied patch and update docs of functions. I also updated the Tests_Get_Comment_Count() class & Tests_Import_Import() class for phpunit test.


#6 @knutsp
10 months ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

A valid bug ticket is first closed after committed, then as "fixed".

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by sergey. View the logs.

10 months ago

#8 @SergeyBiryukov
10 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.4

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by sergey. View the logs.

9 months ago

#10 @sncoker
9 months ago

At #WCUS Contributor Day. Patch still applies cleanly. Unit tests are passing.

#11 @yingling017
9 months ago

At #WCUSContributorDay patch applies cleanly and unit tests are passing.

#12 @desrosj
9 months ago

  • Keywords needs-dev-note added

This could be a good thing to call out in the Miscellaneos Developer Changes dev note just in case someone is performing strict comparisons.

#13 @johnbillion
6 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.4 to 5.5

#14 @johnbillion
4 months ago

  • Owner set to johnbillion
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In 47526:

Comments: Ensure all elements in the array returned by get_comment_count() are integers.

Previously elements would be a mixture of strings and integers depending on their numeric value.

Props progremzion, m.usama.masood

Fixes #48093

#15 @desrosj
5 days ago

  • Keywords has-dev-note added; needs-dev-note removed

This received a call out in the Miscellaneous Developer Changes in 5.5 dev note: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/07/29/miscellaneous-developer-focused-changes-in-wordpress-5-5/.

#16 @desrosj
5 days ago

  • Keywords needs-dev-note added; has-dev-note removed

Actually, I am mistaken. Confused this with another ticket.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by desrosj. View the logs.

5 days ago

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