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Is there a possibility to get the count of users currently logged in and display it somewhere?

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You can get the logged in users using wp_get_current_user(); . http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_get_current_user

But your probably better off just using a plugin or looking at the the following plugins code. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-useronline/

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