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Add Total Members to “Right Now” Dashboard Widget

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Do you want to display total number of users in the “Right Now” dashboard widget? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add total members to “Right Now” dashboard widget in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function dashboard_wps_user_count() {
    global $wpdb;
    $users = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(ID) FROM $wpdb->users");
?>
<table>
    <tbody>
       <tr class="first">
          <td class="first b b_pages"><a href="users.php"><? echo $users; ?></a></td>
          <td class="t pages"><a href="users.php">Members</a></td>
       </tr>
     </tbody>
</table>
<?}
add_action( 'right_now_content_table_end', 'dashboard_wps_user_count');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 28 best WordPress resume themes and how to create a WordPress donation form.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Hi Kein, Happy to land here!! 🙂
    Thanks for this great snipp!
    Is it possible to add custom post type count also? 🙂

  2. This seems to have a number of issues Kevin. For those that may not know the <?} will throw an error. Also, "Members" on the dashboard doesn't show a count.

    1. What issues are you having with the snippet?

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