I have a custom comments loop on my author.php page. I am trying to get the post id so that I can echo the permalink for the post that the comment belongs to. Also so I can echo some post meta custom fields.

This is what my loop looks like now -

$object = get_queried_object();
$authorID = get_queried_object()->ID;
$author_email = get_the_author_meta( 'user_email', $authorID );
$postid = get_queried_object()->post->ID;
$args = array(
    'user_id' => $authorID,
    'post_id' => $postid,

// The Query
$comments_query = new WP_Comment_Query;
$comments = $comments_query->query( $args );

// Comment Loop
if ( $comments ) {
    foreach ( $comments as $comment ) { ?>

I tried place a normal post loop within this but things got weird. The part I need the post meta for is this --

<div class="full-divs">
        <a href="<?php echo get_permalink(); ?>">
                $property_address = get_post_meta( 
                echo $property_address; 

What am I doing wrong?

2 Answers 2


Note that it might be easier to use get_comments() here, since it's defined as:

function get_comments( $args = '' ) {
    $query = new WP_Comment_Query;
    return $query->query( $args );

If you need the comment url, within your foreach comment loop, you can use:

$comment_url =  esc_url( get_comment_link( $comment ) );

You can also get the post id from the $comment object with:

$post_id = $comment->comment_post_ID;

then you can use that to retrieve the custom post meta:

$property_address = get_post_meta( $post_id ,'imic_property_site_address',true);

To get the corresponding post permalink

$post_url = esc_url( get_permalink( $post_id ) );
  • I couldn't comment last night due to the phone issue, but I think you understood the question perfectly. ;-) Nov 23, 2015 at 4:33
  • If Im using my existing loop do I use it like this ` $object = get_queried_object(); $authorID = get_queried_object()->ID; $author_email = get_the_author_meta( 'user_email', $authorID ); $post_id = $comment->comment_post_ID; $args = array( 'user_id' => $authorID, );` cause right now its not doing anything when using $post_id for the permalink and custom field
    – 730wavy
    Nov 23, 2015 at 6:02
  • if you want to get the post ID from each comment in the foreach loop, then you should place $post_id = $comment->comment_post_ID; within the foreach loop. @mygm26
    – birgire
    Nov 23, 2015 at 8:20

There is no $post property in get_queried_object(). get_queried_object() returns info about the current author when viewing the author archive page. You can do a var_dump() to check what get_queried_object() return

var_dump( get_queried_object() );

This is why your code fails. I am really not sure what you need to achieve here, but any post info can be accessed by using the main query object

  • $wp_query->posts returns an array of post objects. This is the posts that will be displayed by the loop

  • $wp_query->post returns the first post object of the loop, the same post object as $post before the loop

I probably think this is what you are after

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