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Total Posts by Type

Total Posts by Type

How to Use

Download > Install > Activate. Click on the new admin sidebar icon labeled “Post Type Counts”.


Instantly view the total posts counts for each post type and the overall sum.
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This code can be pasted into the functions.php file of your child theme or, download and install the plugin for simple code activation.

function viawebs_post_types_counts() {
    $post_types = get_post_types(['public' => true], 'objects');
    $total_count = 0;
    $output = '';
    foreach ($post_types as $post_type) {
        $count = wp_count_posts($post_type->name)->publish;
        $total_count += $count;
        $output .= "Total " . $post_type->labels->name . ": " . $count . "<br>";
    $output .= "<br><strong>Total Counts Of All Post Types: " . $total_count . "</strong>";
    return $output;

function viawebs_add_post_count_admin_page() {
        'Post Type Counts',
        'Post Type Counts',

function viawebs_display_admin_page() {
    echo '<div class="wrap"><h1>Post Type Counts</h1>';
    echo viawebs_post_types_counts();
    echo '</div>';

add_action('admin_menu', 'viawebs_add_post_count_admin_page');

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