How to count_user_posts by User ID and by post_type

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Are you looking for a way to display the specific count for authors? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to count_user_posts by user ID and by post_type.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s index.php file:

Change USER to a specific ID or variable.

echo count_user_posts(USER,'post');             // posts
echo count_user_posts(USER,'page');             // pages
echo count_user_posts(USER,'CUSTOM_POST_TYPE'); // custom post types

Not to complex but a way to display a message based on the total posts a user has created.

if(count_user_posts(USER,'post') > 10)
	echo 'greater than';
	echo 'less than';

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add 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: 9 best WordPress accordion plugins and how to set up download tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Nice, thanks for the information

  2. Thanks for this – exactly what I needed for our intercom function.

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