I have noticed that the default WP_Query object also contains all of a post's comments.
global $wp_query; print_r($wp_query->comments); // Prints an object containing all of a post's comments
From my understanding, WordPress somehow combines a post query and a comments query into one
WP_Query object, and then displays a post's comments by reading the
However, I need to query comments and order them by passing advanced query args. So I use
WP_Comment_Query to create a new object that contains all of a post's comments in the order I need them.
$args = array( 'post_id' => get_the_ID(), 'order' => 'ASC' ); $comments_query = new WP_Comment_Query; $comments = $comments_query->query($args); print_r($comments); // Prints an object containing all comments matching the query
But now it seems that using
WP_Comment_Query basically makes WordPress load all of a post's comments twice.
Obviously, from a performance perspective, this is undesirable, seeing as I don't actually use the default
WP_Query's comment object to display my comments.
So I'm wondering: Is it possible to prevent the
WP_Query from grabbing a post's comments, so that I can later grab them 'manually' using
WP_Comment_Query? And so, preventing the same comments from being grabbed from the database twice?