How To Count the Number of JPG, GIF, and PNG Images in Media Library

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Are you looking for a way to count the JPG, GIF, and PNG images in the media library? This snippet will display a total of all JPG, GIF, and PNG images that are in the media library.


  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
  2. function img_count(){
    	$query_img_args = array(
    		'post_type' => 'attachment',
    		'post_mime_type' =>array(
                    		'jpg|jpeg|jpe' => 'image/jpeg',
                    		'gif' => 'image/gif',
    				'png' => 'image/png',
    		'post_status' => 'inherit',
    		'posts_per_page' => -1,
    	$query_img = new WP_Query( $query_img_args );
    	echo $query_img->post_count;
  3. Add this snippet to the location in your theme where you want to display the count total.
  4. <?

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  1. The count work good but i can not show result with shortcode i added, short code inside widget but count appear above it.

    1. The above code is not for a shortcode. If you edited to be a shortcode, you would want to check that it was created correctly: https://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API

  2. Cliff Paulick May 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Isn’t this part of WP core? I’m using 3.3.2 and it’s already there without this snippet.

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