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How to take users to the commenting section in WordPress theme development

How to Redirect Users to Comments Sections in WordPress

As part of the post metadata, you would like to take users to comments section once they click on the comments links within your posts. This article is going to illustrate how to redirect or take users to the comments section.

We expect when a user clicks on the comments count link in your front page,  the link to open the single post page and take the users to the commenting section.

image on how to take users to comments sections in wordpress during theme development

When taking the user to the comments section in WordPress, we need to take two considerations;  is the user on the single page or is the user on the front page?

Remember the commenting system for most WordPress themes is on the single page, and actually that the way it should be. That means if the user is on the front page, we need to load the whole post and as if that is not enough, we take them to comments sections after page load, but for the single page, no need to load the whole post again, we just need to take them to the bottom where comments are.

Having that in mind, we can generate a dynamic link that will take users to comments section when on the front page or posts page and when on the single post separately.

How to take Users to Comments Sections in WordPress During WordPress Theme Development

The following code illustrates the comments link section when on the front page and single page.

if(have_posts()): while(have_posts()): the_post(); 

  if(is_single()){
    // meaning that this is the single post or posts page
  ?> 
    <a href='#comments'><?php   echo esc_html(get_comments_number()); ?> Comments</a></span>
  <?php
  } else {
    // this is the posts page (the front page or posts page)
  ?> 
    <a href='<?php the_permalink(); ?>#comments'><?php   echo esc_html(get_comments_number()); ?> Comments</a></span>
  <?php
  }

endwhile; endif;

In short in layman’s language or to reduce the code to an understandable level, then the following the general solution

if(have_posts()): while(have_posts()): the_post(); 

  if(is_single()){
    // meaning that this is the single post or posts page
  ?> 
    <a href='#comments'>Comments Link</a></span>
  <?php
  } else {
    // this is the posts page (the front page or posts page)
  ?> 
    <a href='<?php the_permalink(); ?>#comments'>Comments Link</a></span>
  <?php
  }

endwhile; endif;

Understanding the Code on how to Take Users to the Comments section in WordPress

It’s now clear that to take users to the WordPress comments section is as simple as adding #comments to the end of the post’s link. For example, if you had a blog post at https://example.com/my-new-post, then the comments section URL should be  https://example.com/my-new-post#comments. 

The the_permalink() function gets the post’s link based on the WordPress permalink settings.

In case there is something that’s not clear, feel free to ask for clarifications from the commenting system below.



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