Post word count

WordPress Tutorial – Adding this PHP code to the functions.php of your wordpress theme adds a count of total published words to the bottom of the “Right Now” box on the admin dashboard.



function post_word_count() {
$count = 0;
$posts = get_posts( array(
'numberposts' => -1,
'post_type' => array( 'post', 'page' )
foreach( $posts as $post ) {
$count += str_word_count( strip_tags( get_post_field( 'post_content', $post->ID )));
$num =  number_format_i18n( $count );
// This block will add your word count to the stats portion of the Right Now box
$text = _n( 'Word', 'Words', $num );
echo "<tr><td class='first b'>{$num}</td><td class='t'>{$text}</td></tr>";
// This line will add your word count to the bottom of the Right Now box.
echo '<p>This blog contains a total of <strong>' . $num . '</strong> published words!</p>';
// add to Content Stats table
add_action( 'right_now_content_table_end', 'post_word_count');
// add to bottom of Activity Box
add_action('activity_box_end', 'post_word_count');

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