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Documentation Functions helpful_has_user_voted()


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This can be used to display the vote status for a post and the current user. This is useful if you want to integrate Helpful into your WordPress theme and, for example, add a CSS class in the body tag.

This is how the function is structured:

 * Checks by a Post-ID whether a vote has already been taken for this post.
 * @global $post
 * @param int|null $post_id
 * @param bool     $bool Returns the vote status (pro, contra, none) if true.
 * @return bool|string
function helpful_has_user_voted( $post_id = null, $bool = true ) {
  return Helpful_Helper_Values::has_user_voted( $post_id, $bool );

This is how the function can be used:

global $post;

$post_id = $post->ID;

$status = helpful_has_user_voted( $post_id, false );

echo $status; // pro, contra, none

$status = helpful_has_user_voted( $post_id, true );

var_dump( $status ); // true, false

Thus, a CSS class can be attached to the body tag of the current page, depending on how a user has voted:

<?php // functions.php
add_filter( 'body_class', function( $classes ) {

  global $post;

  $status = helpful_has_user_voted( $post->ID, false );

  if ( $status ) {
    $classes[] = 'helpful--' . $status;

  return $classes;
} );

This snippet adds the class .helpful--pro, .helpful--contra or .helpful--none to the body tag of the current page.

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