I am trying to save comments using the core method "entries/saveEntry", but every time I submit the form the last comment is overwritten, is there a simple way of submitting this information to insert instead of update all the comments?

I the form working in that it relates a comment to an entry using the following form:

<form method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8">
    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="entries/saveEntry">
    {{ getCsrfInput() }}
    <input type="hidden" name="entryId" value="{{ entry.id }}">
    <input type="hidden" name="fields[usercomments][new1][type]" value="comments">
    <input type="text" name="fields[usercomments][new1][fields][commentuser]" value="">
    <input type="text" name="fields[usercomments][new1][fields][commenttext]" value="">
    <input type="submit" value="Publish">

I just dont get why the comments are being overwritten and how to just insert a new entry.

  • 2
    You're saving it with the same entry ID each time. There's another question on how to do comments related to an entry: "Creating comments via a related section". I think <s>Douglas' answer does</s> both answers do a great job explaining on how to do this properly.
    – carlcs
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 10:47

2 Answers 2


You'll have to resubmit all the previous comments through hidden fields aswell. You can achieve this by looping through them in the form, and put their values into hidden inputs.


As @carlcs mentioned, it's likely due to the way you're saving the ID...

<input type="hidden" name="entryId" value="{{ entry.id }}">

I would omit this line to ensure you save a new comment each time.

If you actually want to have a form that allows editing of existing comments, then you need to pass in the ID of the comment, not the ID of the parent entry.

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