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Comment Counter


Comment Counter is a plugin which count the comments by a commentator.
You can define different parameters for the count:

  • the URL
  • the authorname
  • the email address
  • the userid
  • the author IP


<?php comment_counter($args); ?>




  1. Download Comment Counter plugin
  2. Unzip the archive
  3. Upload the folder comment_count into ../wp-content/plugins/
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Place <?php comment_counter();?> in your template
  6. Have fun!

Info: If you use <?php wp_list_comments(); ?> in your template you should read this article.

Bitte besuch die Comment Counter Seite fuer eine deutsche Anleitung.

Default Usage

<?php $args = array(
        'routine' => 'email',
        'exclude' => '',
        'cc_comment_id' => '',
        'echo' => 1,
        'format' =>  '<small>%s</small>',
        'german_plural' => 1,
        'access' => ''



(string) The count parameter.
Valid values:

  • 'email' (default) the commentator e-mail adress
  • 'author' the commentator name
  • 'url' the commentator url
  • 'id' the user ID of the commentator
  • 'ip' the commentator IP

(string) Define which e-mail, name, url, id or ip shouldn’t be count. Valid values:

  • ','
  • 'max,anna,lukas'

(int) Define an ID of a comment. It will display the count from the commentator of this comment. Valid values:

  • '4355435'

(boolean) If you want to save the number in a variable, you should use echo=0. Valid values:

  • '1' (true) output via echo
  • '0' (false) output via return

(string) Style the output
Valid values:

  • '%s comments (that are %s of %s comments' first %s for comment count. Optional: second %s for percentage and the last %s for total comments.

(string) Who should see the comment count. Values are capabilities. Valid values:

  • '' (default) All user can see the number
  • 'manage_options' Only users who can change options can see the number (Admins)

Contributors & Developers

“Comment Counter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • code style cleanups
  • new handling of parameters, please read the new documentation!
  • add parameter echo for echo or return
  • add parameter access, who is allowed to see the numbers
  • add parameter format, so you can easier style the output
  • add parameter german_plural for german plural (x Kommentar, x Kommentare)
  • add option, to display the percentage of the total comments, please read the new documentation!
  • remove parameter before and after because of new parameter format
  • add security check
  • add parameter cc_comment_id, set a comment id and you will get the number of the comments from the commentator of the comment


  • works now with WordPress cache, no duplicate queries anymore


  • fix bug with trackbacks; now pingbacks and trackbacks are excluded


  • add exclude option


  • add parameter for count: id, ip, email, author, userid
  • add parameter before and after for styling
  • add check for pingbacks and comments


  • release