Its been 3 days now I am fighting to resolve the issue here:

An action hook where a comment meta is updated

I am pretty sure, even if I am a beginner, that the hook update_comment_meta doesnt exist, and that it is not possible to use something like:

add_action( 'update_comment_meta', 'do_soemthing', 10, 4);

Any confirmations, or objections are highly welcomed.

  • How is this question different from the one you asked earlier and linking to?
    – Rarst
    Jul 4, 2013 at 14:22
  • Thank you Rarst for your time. In fact, after too much time looking for the solution to my linked question, I start even believing that there is no hook with the name update_comment_meta. I came back here to get confirmation that there is a hook with such name, because really no ressources on internet about this (also I am newbie). Jul 4, 2013 at 14:26
  • @Rarst, I use update_post_meta with no problems, and when I use the same way update_comment_meta, it doesnt work, all code in my callback is executing outside, but never inside callback. I come here for expert ideas, really no discussion about this hook on internet . Jul 4, 2013 at 14:30
  • Please elaborate on how you are using the hook in core. From the answer you got it does exist and should work.
    – Rarst
    Jul 4, 2013 at 14:31
  • I think the linked topic explains how I am using the hook. I will give more explanations as an edit. Also I will accept the answer above since you also confirm it. Jul 4, 2013 at 14:33

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Well, it's a little bit complicated ;)

If you will search update_comment_meta hook, you won't find it.

But it exists :)

There is update_comment_meta function and it calls update_metadata function with first param set to comment.

This update_metadata function does something like this (meta.php line 149):

do_action( "update_{$meta_type}_meta", $meta_id, $object_id, $meta_key, $_meta_value );

where $meta_type is the first param of this function.

So it will be update_comment_meta when this function is called by update_comment_meta function (because $meta_type is then equal to 'comment').

  • thank you for your answer, I am totally agreeing with the logic behind your answer, and this is the logic I followed, but unfortunately the calleback function never executes. Did you checked my linked post? Thanks Jul 4, 2013 at 13:35
  • Well, I did not. I'll check it later today. Jul 4, 2013 at 13:56

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