Mass delete comment bugfix for WordPress 1.2 Mingus

September 18th, 2004
WordPress Hack

I am sure many of you have already found this bug and have squashed it somehow, but I had not done that. So if you are still one of those people using WordPress 1.2 Mingus and run intro trouble mass deleting comments, this is the quick solution.

Open up your edit-comments.php file which should be in wp-admin in your favorite text editor.

Find this line:
else $mode = $_GET['mode'];

And add this just below that line:
$delete_comments = $_POST['delete_comments'];

Now delete comments en mass with glee!

Sorry for the late response Narada.




  1. Dhruba Bandopadhyay (2 comments.) says:

    Many thanks for this Mark. Before I saw this post I’d blogged about it so I’ll add a note to say that a fix has been published and applied.

  2. Paul (1 comments.) says:

    Hi, thanx for the advice – I’ve just gotten 700+ comments so I found it a bit tiresome to delete 20 comments/turn and moderated this line
    in the same file:

    } else {
    $comments = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT * FROM $tablecomments ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT 20″);

    So now I delete 100 comments/turn. ;-)


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