In a template file that I am using as page, I want to allow only 2 users to post comments and allow to all other users to only see these comments( not allow them add comments).

my template file is:

<?php get_header();  ?>

if (get_current_user_id()==1 or get_current_user_id()==2 ) {

comments_template( '', true );
comments_template( '/comments-with-no-form.php', true );

} ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Normally, when I remove comments_template from single.php, or just remove the <?php comment_form(); ?> from comments.php, changes apply. But in separate template file, nothing is working. The file comments-with-no-form.php is never executed (only style of comments.php changes).

Your help is appreciated.

1 Answer 1


This if statement is really wrong :

if (get_current_user_id()==1 or get_current_user_id()==2 

should be :

$user_id = get_current_user_id();
if ($user_id==1 || $user_id==2 )
  • waw. I was thinking the problem is in comments_template. what is wrong in my statement? is is the or. Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 15:23
  • Ahhhh, In my editor I saw its color changing, my god I thought my editor know only PHP. :-) thanks man Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 15:29
  • 2
    or is a valid logical operator
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 15:39
  • I was wrong this is not due to or but the way you called get_current_user_id() and use it. Sorry :/
    – JMau
    Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 15:56

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