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Is there a way to get comments with more than one status using get_comments function?

Let's say I would like to get both trash and hold comments.

It is possible to do the same with posts:

get_posts(array('post_status' => 'draft,private,trash'));
get_posts(array('post_status' => array('draft', 'private', 'trash')));

What I want to do is:

get_comments(array('status' => 'hold,trash'));
get_comments(array('status' => array('hold', 'trash')));
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As of the Wordpress codex there is no such option. But you could just combine two or more comment arrays using plain PHP:

array_merge(
    get_comments( array( 'status' => 'hold' ) ),
    get_comments( array( 'status' => 'trash' ) )
);

http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_comments

http://php.net/array_merge

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    Make sure both parts are actually arrays. The function can return NULL in some cases, array_merge() will trigger an error then. – fuxia Dec 27 '12 at 17:42
  • Yeah, I know PHP quite well :) – akashivskyy Dec 27 '12 at 17:54
  • Works nicely for approved and unapproved comments. The merge even supports correct threading for unapproved comments. – Radek Oct 15 '13 at 22:20
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Not possible. You have to filter comments_clauses:

add_filter( 'comments_clauses', 'wpse_77415_comment_clauses_filter' );

function wpse_77415_comment_clauses_filter( $clauses )
{
    $clauses['where'] .= " ( comment_approved = 'hold' OR comment_approved = 'trash' )";
    // maybe remove the original 'comment_approved' statement …

    return $clauses;
}

More examples:

  • Seems you know WordPress better than @feeela, but his method is more simple and more convenient. Thanks, for the code, anyway, maybe I will use it in the future. +1 – akashivskyy Dec 27 '12 at 17:33
  • "Not possible." Well, you provided a solution that made it possible… – feeela Dec 27 '12 at 19:05
  • It's not possible do do it just like that, you need to filter the sql clause. – akashivskyy Dec 27 '12 at 20:34

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