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Displaying Comments Below Blog Posts


Stefany93

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Hi fellows,

 

I am building up a blog application and I am stuck. I am trying to make the appropriate comments display below a single blog post in a single query.

The problem is that if the number of comments is more than 1, the blog post is being repeated as well which is not what I want. I want only 1 blog post to be displayed on a single page and all the comments that associate with the post be displayed as well.

 

Here is the code of the query

 


[size=5]$blog_post = (isset($_GET['blog_post'])) ? filter_input(INPUT_GET, 'blog_post', FILTER_SANITIZE_NUMBER_INT) : 0;
$query = $db->prepare("SELECT posts.post_id, posts.title, posts.contents, DATE_FORMAT(posts.date_posted, '%d %M %Y') AS date_posted,
comments.comments_name, comments.comment, DATE_FORMAT(comments.date_commented, '%d %M %Y') AS date_commented
FROM posts
LEFT JOIN comments
ON comments.post_id = posts.post_id
WHERE posts.post_id = :blog_post
OR posts.post_id = (SELECT MAX(posts.post_id) FROM posts)");
$query->bindParam(':blog_post', $blog_post, PDO::PARAM_INT);
$query->execute();[/size]

 

And here is part of the HTML page where I am trying to make things work

 



[size=5]<article class="post">
<div class="post-data">
<?php while(list($post_id, $title, $contents, $date_posted, $comments_name, $comment, $date_commented) = $query->fetch(PDO::FETCH_NUM)){ ?>
<h2><?php echo $title;?></h2>
<p> <?php echo $date_posted;?></p>

</div>
<p>
<?php echo nl2br($contents);?>
</p>

<hr></hr>
<!-- Blog comments -->
</article>

<article class="post">
<div class="title">
<h3>
<?php echo '<strong>',$comments_name,'</strong>'; ?>
</h3>

</div>
<p>
<?php echo $date_commented; ?>
</p>
<p>
<?php echo $comment; ?>
</p>
<?php }?>
</article>[/size]

 

 

Thank you very much!

EDIT - Sorry but somehow the font size of the code posted here is very small for some reason...

Best Regards

Stefany

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