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  • Hello,

    I am trying to make the search field for comments under the admin menu search for
    post_title and possibly post_content.

    I found the function in the file: class-wp-comment-query.php and can see it only searches for: ‘comment_author’, ‘comment_author_email’, ‘comment_author_url’, ‘comment_author_IP’, ‘comment_content’.
    Since the coloumn “post title” is shown in in the table, i would like for the search field to also be able to search for words from that coloumn. But i am having trouble making it possible.

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  • Joy


    The comments are stored separately from the posts, and only have the post ID, so it would be a complicated query to search on post_title or post_content.

    Moderator bcworkz


    Complicated indeed, but I’ve encountered worse. Your best option IMO is to develop a custom search routine that utilizes the specific SQL query that meets your needs. Execute your SQL query using one of the methods available in the global $wpdb object, an instance of the wpdb class which is connected to the WP DB.

    Coming up with the proper SQL is mainly a matter of joining in the appropriate tables and specifying the right WHERE clauses to get the results you want.

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