I don't understand when I'm suppose to use trash_comment over wp_trash_comment.

What's the difference?

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Where did you see trash_comment? It is no original WordPress core function, though. Maybe some part of a plugin/theme?

So in short: use wp_trash_comment - if you must.

There is, however, an action called trash_comment. Maybe this is what got you confused...?

  • Oh my... so wp_trash_comment isnt even an action? Bah!!
    – dkl
    Jan 28, 2014 at 12:00
  • I'm a little confused since wp_trash_post seems to be an action that works in my script, but wp_trash_comment doesnt.
    – dkl
    Jan 28, 2014 at 12:04
  • No, wp_trash_comment is a function that you call (with a comment ID) to trash the comment. And trash_comment is an action (in this very function) that you can use for custom functions to hook in.
    – tfrommen
    Jan 28, 2014 at 12:47

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