GET /sites/$site/comments/$comment_ID

Get a single comment.

Resource Information

Method GET
Requires authentication? No

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) Site ID or domain
$comment_ID (int) The comment ID

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
Some environments (like in-browser Javascript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma-separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma-separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
ID (int) The comment ID.
post (object) A reference to the comment's post.
author (object) The author of the comment.
date (iso 8601 datetime) The comment's creation time.
URL (url) The full permalink URL to the comment.
short_URL (url) The short URL.
content (html) context dependent.
status (string)
The comment has been approved.
The comment has been held for review in the moderation queue.
The comment has been marked as spam.
The comment is in the trash.
parent (object|false) A reference to the comment's parent, if it has one.
type (string)
The comment is a regular comment.
The comment is a trackback.
The comment is a pingback.
like_count (int) The number of likes for this comment.
i_like (bool) Does the current user like this comment?
meta (object) Meta data

Resource Errors

These are the possible errors returned by this endpoint.

HTTP Code Error Identifier Error Message
403 unauthorized User cannot view post
403 unauthorized User cannot access this private blog.
403 unauthorized User cannot access this restricted blog
403 unauthorized User cannot read unapproved comment
403 unauthorized User cannot edit comment
404 unknown_comment Unknown comment
400 invalid_context Invalid API CONTEXT
404 unknown_post Unknown post


curl ''
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
$response = json_decode( $response );


    "ID": 147564,
    "post": {
        "ID": 9612,
        "title": "Read All Your Favorite Blogs in One Place",
        "type": "post",
        "link": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/posts\/9612"
    "author": {
        "ID": 5,
        "login": "matt",
        "email": false,
        "name": "Matt",
        "nice_name": "matt",
        "URL": "http:\/\/",
        "avatar_URL": "https:\/\/\/avatar\/767fc9c115a1b989744c755db47feb60?s=96&d=retro",
        "profile_URL": "http:\/\/\/matt",
        "site_ID": 4
    "date": "2012-01-20T18:48:38+00:00",
    "URL": "http:\/\/\/2012\/01\/20\/read-blogs\/comment-page-1\/#comment-147564",
    "short_URL": "http:\/\/\/pf2B5-2v2%23comment-147564",
    "content": "<p>I think there’s a new thing in social every year or two, but people always come back to their blogs. It’s your home on the web, a place you can own and make your own.<\/p>\n",
    "status": "approved",
    "parent": {
        "ID": 147538,
        "type": "comment",
        "link": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/comments\/147538"
    "type": "comment",
    "like_count": 0,
    "i_like": false,
    "meta": {
        "links": {
            "self": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/comments\/147564",
            "help": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/comments\/147564\/help",
            "site": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907",
            "post": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/posts\/9612",
            "replies": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/comments\/147564\/replies\/",
            "likes": "https:\/\/\/rest\/v1\/sites\/3584907\/comments\/147564\/likes\/"