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Curtis
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I'm trying to display a list of recent comments from my course lesson custom post type on my membership website. I allow members to post comments under each lesson. 

But, when I go to my Addon widget "wpDiscuz Widgets" to display "Recent Comments" from my course lessons, the widget also confusingly displays recent comments from my blog posts as well, where I also have wpDiscuz setup to allow comments. There doesn't seem to be a pulldown menu option in this paid widget to allow me to choose which post type I want to pull from.

Is there a way to make this work?

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Astghik
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Hi,

We're going to adda new hook in the next version of the addon. So once the new version is ready you'll be able to filter the widget.

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Curtis
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@astgh 

Oh, great — thank you! I will keep an eye out for the next version.

Astghik
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@cbisel16,

I'll update this topic once the new version is ready.

Curtis
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@astgh ~ am I correct in that this plugin was just updated? If so, can you share how I can make this work now?

7.2.5

  1. Added: New hooks to manage comments/posts args in tabs

 

Astghik
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@cbisel16,

The following hooks are added: 

  • apply_filters("wpdiscuz_widget_most_active_comments_threads_args", $all_comms_args); 
  • apply_filters("wpdiscuz_widget_most_voted_comments_args", $all_comms_args);  
  • apply_filters("wpdiscuz_widget_recent_comments_args", $args);  
  • apply_filters("wpdiscuz_widget_top_rated_posts_args", $all_posts_args);

This article should be helpful for you:

https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_comments/

Curtis
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@astgh 

I'm sorry to be a pest, but I guess I'm considered a non-coder here (just an above-average end-user). I checked out this article you mentioned, but the examples don't seem to be complete in a way that I feel confident I can reverse engineer one to fit my needs. 

Would it be possible for you (or someone else on the team) to share an example code I can paste into my "Code Snippets" plugin to filter out the "post" CPT and just show my CPT "Lessons" (as "Recent Comments") using this hook you said was just added?

I am guessing it looks something like this below (with the help of ChatGPT), but as it's currently written, isn't working for me when I paste it in and activate it (it's still showing "Post" post type comments as well):

// Add a filter callback function
function custom_filter_recent_comments_args($args) {
    // Check if the comments widget is being displayed
    if (is_active_widget(false, false, 'wpdiscuz_recent_comments_widget', true)) {
        // Modify the arguments to include your custom post type "Lessons" and exclude default post type
        $args['post_type'] = array('lessons');
    }

    return $args;
}

// Hook the filter function to the wpdiscuz_widget_recent_comments_args hook
add_filter('wpdiscuz_widget_recent_comments_args', 'custom_filter_recent_comments_args');
Astghik
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@cbisel16,

Please use this code: 

// Add a filter callback function
function custom_filter_recent_comments_args( $args ) {
	// Modify the arguments to include your custom post type "Lessons" and exclude default post type
	$args['post_type'] = array( 'page' );

	return $args;
}

// Hook the filter function to the wpdiscuz_widget_recent_comments_args hook
add_filter( 'wpdiscuz_widget_recent_comments_args', 'custom_filter_recent_comments_args', 1 );
Curtis
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@astgh ~

Once I changed 'page' to my CPT 'lessons', your code worked perfectly. Thank you!!! 

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