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I'd like to count the number of posts created for every category, so:

12 Works (12 posts in works category)
36 Pictures (36 posts in pictures category)
17 Furnitures (17 posts in furnitures category)

How can I do that?

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You can use wp_list_categories() function and set show_count to 1 (true) http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_categories

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