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How to use get_page_of_comment filter in WordPress

Sandeep Kumar Mishra
Sandeep Kumar Mishra
July 12, 2022
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get_page_of_comment filter

Filters the calculated page on which a comment appears.

To use get_page_of_comment filter, first you have to register it using add_filter. You can write this code into functions.php of your activated theme or in a custom WordPress Plugin.

We at Flipper Code, always prefer to create a custom WordPress Plugin while using hooks so nothing breaks when you update your WordPress Theme in the future.

In the below live example, we have defined a function modify_get_page_of_comment_defaults which takes 4 parameters and we registered using add_filter. The first parameter get_page_of_comment is name of the hook, The second parameter modify_get_page_of_comment_defaults is name of the function which need to be called, third parameter is the priority of calling the hook if same hook is used multiple times and the last parameter is the number of arguments (if any) to be passed in the registered function.

Sometime, you have to remove a registered hook so you can use remove_filter to remove get_page_of_comment filter.

Parameters

    Below are the 4 parameters are required to use this hook.

  • $page : (int) Comment page.
  • $args : (array) Arguments used to calculate pagination. These include arguments auto-detected by the function, based on query vars, system settings, etc. For pristine arguments passed to the function, see $original_args.
    ‘type’
    (string) Type of comments to count.
    ‘page’
    (int) Calculated current page.
    ‘per_page’
    (int) Calculated number of comments per page.
    ‘max_depth’
    (int) Maximum comment threading depth allowed.
  • $original_args : (array) Array of arguments passed to the function. Some or all of these may not be set.
    ‘type’
    (string) Type of comments to count.
    ‘page’
    (int) Current comment page.
    ‘per_page’
    (int) Number of comments per page.
    ‘max_depth’
    (int) Maximum comment threading depth allowed.
  • $comment_ID : (int) ID of the comment.

Live Example

apply_filters( 'get_page_of_comment', int $page, array $args, array $original_args, int $comment_ID )

Below is an example how you can use this hook.

                        function modify_get_page_of_comment_defaults($page, $args, $original_args, $comment_ID) { 
   
                            // Update the $page variable according to your website requirements and return this variable. You can modify the $page variable conditionally too if you want.

                            return $page; 
                        }
                        // add the filter
                        add_filter( "get_page_of_comment", "modify_get_page_of_comment_defaults", 10, 4 );

To remove a hook callback, use the example below.

remove_filter( "get_page_of_comment", "modify_get_page_of_comment_defaults", 10, 4 );

Please make sure provide the same callback function name, priority and number of arguments while removing the hook callback.

Flipper Code is a Premium WordPress Plugins development company and integrating new functionalites into WordPress sites in form of custom WordPress Plugins since 2012. If you’re having any trouble using this hook, please contact our WordPress Development Team and we’d be happy to assist you.

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