How to show the total number of posts, categories and tags – maybe in your sidebar
It is easy to get WordPress to show the total number of posts, categories and tags – some people like to show this in their sidebar or footer.
Just paste this code into your sidebar or footer template, and obviously style as wished.
<?php $numposts = (int) $wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_type = 'post' AND post_status = 'publish'"); $numcomms = (int) $wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_approved = '1'"); $numcats = wp_count_terms('category'); $numtags = wp_count_terms('post_tag'); ?> <p><?php echo 'There are currently ' . $numposts . ' posts' . ', contained within ' . $numcats . ' categories' . ', using ' . $numtags . ' tags.';?></p>