X

How to List Top 5 Authors by Number of Posts

Snippets by IsItWP

Are you looking for a way to list the top 5 authors in order by the number of posts? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to list top 5 authors by number of posts in WordPress.

Instructions:

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

<?php foreach ( get_users('order=DESC&orderby=post_count&number=5') as $user ) : ?>

    <?php echo $user->display_name; ?> (<?php echo $user->post_count; ?> Posts)

<?php endforeach; ?>

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: 27 best WordPress themes for travel blogs and how to create a guest post submission form in WordPress.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1.  It works, but $user->post_count returns nothing…instead of $user->post_count you should use echo count_user_posts( $user->ID ) to display author’s posts count

  2. ????????? ??????? March 18, 2011 at 6:22 am

    great .. but didn’t work ..

Add a Comment

We're glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our privacy policy, and all links are nofollow. Do NOT use keywords in the name field. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.

WordPress Launch Checklist

The Ultimate WordPress Launch Checklist

We've compiled all the essential checklist items for your next WordPress website launch into one handy ebook.
Yes, Send Me the Free eBook!