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  • I have searched the archives here for *days*, so if this is already mentioned somewhere–I apologize in advance.

    I’m currently using:

    <?php echo $numposts; ?>

    To display the blog’s post count. Works like a charm. However, it includes posts in that count that are future timestamped–I’d like to leave those out of the count and have the count show only the posts that are live.

    Also I’d like to exclude posts from a specific category from being included in that count.

    I’ve tried countless code snippets (I’m terrible as a coder btw) as well as numerous plugins that I’ve lost track with. Everything seems to include future timestamped posts and nothing to exclude a category.

    Is what I’m looking for possible?

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  • Terry

    (@terry)

    Ok I did something a little different on my end, but I still need help with one little thing :).

    I changed the categories so that they all fall under a certain parent category. This helped achieve a few things I was looking to do. But here’s what I need help with in regards to post count:

    Parent Category (500)
    Child Category #1 (220)
    Child Category #2 (260)
    Child Category #3 (100)

    The parent category count is perfect, it only counts a post once even if it’s in 2 or 3 different child categories. What I’m wanting to do is take the Parent Category count (500) and place it elsewhere on the sidebar.

    What is the code I can use to grab that number (500)? I’d prefer it to show without brackets as well, I just want the number displayed, nothing else. I did try a plugin that shows the count for one category, but it just gave me a ‘0’ since the posts are all actually filed under child categories and not the parent. (plugin: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/10321?replies=16)

    Does anyone know? TIA if it’s possible :).

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