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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5439 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

page displaying wrong comments

Reported by: dcostalis Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.3.1
Component: Template Keywords: comments has-patch widgets 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


Depending on how widgets are set up, and the layout of the page, WordPress may display the wrong comments for a post.

The widget.php file uses a variable $id, which is used frequently throughout code. That variable is not unset, and moving the sidebar code above the comment code while this widget is active will cause the comments_template function to instead display comments from the last post on the "recent posts" list. solution proposed.

Attachments (5)

widgets.php[1].diff (310 bytes) - added by dcostalis 8 years ago.
updated proposed fix
fix_comments_query.patch (388 bytes) - added by ionfish 8 years ago.
reset_query.diff (831 bytes) - added by ryan 8 years ago.
reset_query.2.diff (851 bytes) - added by ryan 8 years ago.
recent_query_3.diff (433 bytes) - added by ionfish 8 years ago.

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Change History (18)

8 years ago

updated proposed fix

#1 @ionfish
8 years ago

Tarski hacks around this issue by adding the following code below the sidebar widgets block, but it would be much better if this weren't necessary.


#2 @ionfish
8 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Patch from 12/07/07 doesn't work for me. Included post reset does fix it, but obviously ideally the widgets code would be better isolated from the page or post loop.

#3 @ionfish
8 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Template
  • Keywords has-patch widgets 2nd-opinion added; needs-patch removed

Added a patch that seems to fix this.

8 years ago

#4 @ryan
8 years ago

How about having wp_reset_query() reset the global post data? See patch (untested).

#5 @ryan
8 years ago

Does that patch work for anyone?

#6 @ionfish
8 years ago

Sorry, been a really busy week. Having just tested this, it doesn't seem to fix my Tarski issue. I commented out the hack I mentioned above, applied the hack, and found all my posts getting the same comments, from the last article on the 'Recent Articles' widget list.

8 years ago

#7 @ryan
8 years ago

Maybe that will work better.

#8 @ionfish
8 years ago

Doesn't work... but this does.

#9 @ryan
8 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [6653]) Restore global post when resetting the query. Props ionfish. fixes #5439

#10 @ryan
8 years ago

(In [6688]) Don't advance post counter when resetting query. see #5439

#11 @ryan
8 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Using next_post() causes problems with other themes. Reverting and reopening.

#12 @ionfish
8 years ago

  • Milestone 2.5 deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

#6687 has resolved this for me.

#13 @ionfish
8 years ago

[6687], rather.

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