I have some custom comments fields, I need to display the number of times that a meta value is used

Example :

I have a custom comments field "Do you like this post" with multiple choice :

  • Yes

  • No

I need to display how much person say "Yes", how much say "No" for each post, It's an example. Don't tell me to use "post rating" plugins ;)

  • Your question isn't clear. You want the number of times the meta_value is set, whether "yes" or "no"? The number of "yes" votes for all posts? The number of "yes" votes per post, or for a single post?
    – s_ha_dum
    Mar 27, 2013 at 14:08

1 Answer 1


I would try something like this:

$comments = get_comments();
$yes = 0;
$no = 0;
foreach ($comments as $comment) {
    $vote = get_comment_meta ( $comment->comment_ID, 'vote', true );
    if ($vote == 'yes') {
    } else if ($vote == 'no') {
echo 'Yes:'.$yes.' No:'.$no;

Problem is the numbers can easily be manipulated so it might be better to count only one vote per user_id, comment_author or comment_author_IP depending on your usage.

Codex: get_comments - get_comment_meta

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