How to Redirect Commenters to a Thank You Post/Page in WordPress

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If you’re looking for a way to improve user experience on your WordPress site, consider redirecting commenters to a thank you post or page after they leave a comment. This simple step can show your appreciation for their engagement and keep them coming back for more. In this article, we’ll discuss how to set up a redirect for commenters and optimize your thank you page for maximum impact.

					function wpturbo_comment_redirect( $location, $comment ) {
    $comment_post_ID = $comment->comment_post_ID;
    $thankyou_page_id = get_post_meta( $comment_post_ID, 'wpturbo_thankyou_page', true );
    if ( $thankyou_page_id ) {
        return get_permalink( $thankyou_page_id );
    } else {
        return $location;
add_filter( 'comment_post_redirect', 'wpturbo_comment_redirect', 10, 2 );

The purpose of this code snippet is to redirect a commenter to a custom page or post after leaving a comment on a WordPress site. This can be useful for providing a thank you message or other relevant content to the commenter.

First, we define a function called wpturbo_comment_redirect() that will handle the redirection. This function accepts two parameters: $location and $comment. $location is the current URL the user is being directed to after leaving a comment, and $comment is the comment object, which includes the information about the comment the user just left.

Next, we use $comment to get the ID of the post the comment was left on with $comment_post_ID = $comment->comment_post_ID;. We then use get_post_meta() to retrieve the ID of the custom thank you page associated with the post the comment was left on. This ID is stored as post meta with the key wpturbo_thankyou_page.

If a custom thank you page ID is found, we use get_permalink() to get the URL for the custom page and return it. This is done with return get_permalink( $thankyou_page_id );. If no custom thank you page is set, we simply return the original $location value to allow the commenter to be redirected to the default page after commenting.

Finally, we hook the wpturbo_comment_redirect() function into the comment_post_redirect filter with add_filter( 'comment_post_redirect', 'wpturbo_comment_redirect', 10, 2 );. This ensures that the redirection happens after a comment is left on the site.

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