get_comment_type( int|WP_Comment $comment_ID )

Retrieve the comment type of the current comment.

Description Description

Parameters Parameters


(int|WP_Comment) (Optional) WP_Comment or ID of the comment for which to get the type. Default current comment.

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Return Return

(string) The comment type.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/comment-template.php

function get_comment_type( $comment_ID = 0 ) {
	$comment = get_comment( $comment_ID );
	if ( '' == $comment->comment_type ) {
		$comment->comment_type = 'comment';

	 * Filters the returned comment type.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @since 4.1.0 The `$comment_ID` and `$comment` parameters were added.
	 * @param string     $comment_type The type of comment, such as 'comment', 'pingback', or 'trackback'.
	 * @param int        $comment_ID   The comment ID.
	 * @param WP_Comment $comment      The comment object.
	return apply_filters( 'get_comment_type', $comment->comment_type, $comment->comment_ID, $comment );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.4.0 Added the ability for $comment_ID to also accept a WP_Comment object.
1.5.0 Introduced.

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