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Update Comments Count


This plugin provides a simple method to update the comment counters stored in each post.

Works with multiple AJAX calls and processes packs of 50 posts by default.

For each entry, the comments counter is updated calling the WordPress function wp_update_comment_count_now.

Allows support for existing custom post types, and gives some plugin filters to change core configuration.


  • Updating posts comments counter via AJAX


  1. Unzip and upload update-comments-count folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to menu Tools > Update Comments Count to start the updating process


Why do I need to update the posts comments counter?

Sometimes, when interacting with another plugins that deal with comments, the commments counter originally computed by WordPress can be wrong. This plugin solves this problem using massively the standar WordPress way.


October 25, 2019
The plugin helped me fixing the issue with wrong comment numbers after manipulating comments via PHPMyAdmin. Still working with WP 5.2.4 and PHP 7.3.
May 10, 2019
Worked perfectly. Would be good to get the "Tested up to" tag updated so you can appear more prominently in search results in the repo. But thanks for making this - saved me a ton of time!
October 3, 2018
I don't know what its supposed to do, but it didnt do what I wanted. I made changes to wp_posts comment_count but the numbers aren't showing on the site. I hoped this would force the site to update the count I changed from the backend Mysql, no go.
July 20, 2018
After an import from the comment counts were way off. This worked perfectly. Thanks! WordPress version 4.9.7 and PHP 7.
July 10, 2018
Just inserted the comments through the database, and executed this plugin. All the counts were updated correctly. Thanks, great plugin!
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Contributors & Developers

“Update Comments Count” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Release Date: April 23th, 2015

  • First and tested released until WordPress 4.2
  • Tested code from WordPress 3.3.2 version.