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  • Resolved justbishop


    I have a Buddypress install on which we’re using the blog posts as a classifieds system. I needed a way for users to leave feedback for one another (as in “I paid and this person never sent my stuff” type feedback), and got a ton of help creating a plugin that auto-creates a post when a user registers, and titles it with their username (for easy linking from their BP profile page). I have it creating a post to a custom post type I created called “feedback”. This is all working fantastically.

    Now I’d like to display a comment count for the post titled with a user’s login name on their profile. I do know about the codex page on displaying comment count, but that only works within the loop, and I need to put this comment count in my themes/bp-child/members/single/member-header.php


    I need the “Feedback” button to read “Feedback (n)”, with n being the number of comments on the post titled “justbishop” (obviously, the username in all of this would have to change when viewing another member’s profile).

    I received some guidance already in the #wordpress IRC channel, and was lead to THIS, which is supposed to grab the post ID using the post title (which in my case needs to be, bp_get_displayed_user_username()), but I’ve yet to find a piece of code to put into my template file to make this all work the way I’d like it to.

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  • esmi


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    I’m not even sure where to start with this one but would either of these help?

    Neither appear to need the Loop.

    Yeah, I’ve been directed to those pages several times, lol!

    Here’s where I am at this point…

    In my theme functions.php

    In my member-header.php template:
    <?php get_comments_number( get_page_by_title(bp_get_displayed_user_username()) ); ?>

    I’m aware that one mentions “bambi” and the other refers to “page”. That’s what I’ve been told to do by people helping in #wordpress, but it’s giving the following error on a blank white screen:

    “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_page_by_title() (previously declared in /home/soirifqo/public_html/wp-includes/post.php:2926) in /home/soirifqo/public_html/wp-content/themes/bp-child/functions.php on line 163”

    line 163 of functions.php is }

    OK< got rid of the whole thing in functions.php and now have this following in my template, but it’s returning “0” even when there are comments on the post in question:

    <?php echo (get_comments_number( get_page_by_title(bp_get_displayed_user_username()))); ?>

    You can see the issue in question here:

    The button reads “Feedback 0”, but if you click it, there are actually 2 comments, so it should read “Feedback 2”.

    The solution!!

    <?php $un_post = query_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'feedback', 'name' => bp_get_displayed_user_username() ) ); echo $un_post[0]->comment_count; ?>

    Thank you so much to all those who put up with me in #wordpress!

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