How To Display a Post Attachment Count in an Admin Column

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Ever wanted to display a post attachment count in an admin column? This snippet will display the number of post attachments for each post in a custom admin column.


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

add_filter('manage_posts_columns', 'posts_columns_attachment_count', 5);
add_action('manage_posts_custom_column', 'posts_custom_columns_attachment_count', 5, 2);

function posts_columns_attachment_count($defaults){
    $defaults['wps_post_attachments'] = __('Attached');
    return $defaults;
function posts_custom_columns_attachment_count($column_name, $id){
	if($column_name === 'wps_post_attachments'){
	$attachments = get_children(array('post_parent'=>$id));
	$count = count($attachments);
	if($count !=0){echo $count;}

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  1. how can i implement it for custom post type?

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  3. Very cool!

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