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Display the number of posts beside category (3 posts)

  1. abhik03
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello,
    How can I display the number of posts just beside the category name in Sidebar?
    I guess theres some code need to be added.

  2. vossavant
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you are content with showing it like this:

    Category (x)
    Category (y)

    Where x and y are the number of posts in the category, then just be sure to include the "show_count" parameter in the wp_list_categories function:

    <?php wp_list_categories('show_count=1'); ?>

    As for displaying the posts in a fancier way, paste the following snippet of code where you want to show your categories:

    <ul>
    foreach (get_categories(array('hide_empty'=>false)) as $category)
    {
    echo '<li><a href="' . get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/category/' . $category->category_nicename . '/">' . $category->cat_name . '</a> (' . $category->count . ' posts)</li>';
    }
    </ul>

    This will output:

    Category Name (X posts)

    You can wrap the (X posts) piece in a <span> tag or other HTML tag if you want to style it separately. In my case, I was looking to position the category name to the left and the number of posts to the right.

    Special thanks to John Herren for this one.

    vossavant

  3. mibsolutionsllc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How would I do the same idea, but for tags?

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