function wp_update_comment($commentarr) {}

Updates an existing comment in the database.
Filters the comment and makes sure certain fields are valid before updating.


  • array $commentarr: Contains information on the comment.

Return values

returns:Comment was updated if value is 1, or was not updated if value is 0.

Defined filters

  • comment_save_pre
    apply_filters('comment_save_pre', $comment_content)

Defined actions

  • edit_comment
    do_action('edit_comment', $comment_ID);

Source code

function wp_update_comment($commentarr) {

	global $wpdb;

	// First, get all of the original fields

	$comment = get_comment($commentarr['comment_ID'], ARRAY_A);

	// Escape data pulled from DB.

	$comment = esc_sql($comment);

	$old_status = $comment['comment_approved'];

	// Merge old and new fields with new fields overwriting old ones.

	$commentarr = array_merge($comment, $commentarr);

	$commentarr = wp_filter_comment( $commentarr );

	// Now extract the merged array.

	extract(stripslashes_deep($commentarr), EXTR_SKIP);

	$comment_content = apply_filters('comment_save_pre', $comment_content);

	$comment_date_gmt = get_gmt_from_date($comment_date);

	if ( !isset($comment_approved) )

		$comment_approved = 1;

	else if ( 'hold' == $comment_approved )

		$comment_approved = 0;

	else if ( 'approve' == $comment_approved )

		$comment_approved = 1;

	$data = compact('comment_content', 'comment_author', 'comment_author_email', 'comment_approved', 'comment_karma', 'comment_author_url', 'comment_date', 'comment_date_gmt');

	$rval = $wpdb->update( $wpdb->comments, $data, compact( 'comment_ID' ) );



	do_action('edit_comment', $comment_ID);

	$comment = get_comment($comment_ID);

	wp_transition_comment_status($comment->comment_approved, $old_status, $comment);

	return $rval;



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