How To Display the Total Number of PDF Files in the Media Library

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Are you looking for a way to display the total number of PDF files in the media library? This snippet will get the total number of PDF files within your media library so that you can display the total wherever you want.


  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
  2. function pdf_count(){
    	$query_pdf_args = array(
    		'post_type' => 'attachment',
    		'post_mime_type' =>'application/pdf',
    		'post_status' => 'inherit',
    		'posts_per_page' => -1,
    	$query_pdf = new WP_Query( $query_pdf_args );
    	echo $query_pdf->post_count;
  3. Add this snippet to the location in your theme where you want to display the total number of PDFs.
  4. <? 

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