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I'm looking to count how many post live within the custom post type called "videos", but only the ones from the category called "work".

<?php $count_posts = wp_count_posts('videos'); echo $count_posts->publish; // ?>

How can I adjust the above code to accomplish this?

Thanks!

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3 Answers 3

Found a solution.

<?php $posts = get_posts('post_type=videos&category=4'); 
$count = count($posts); 
echo $count; 
?>
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An alternative solution using WP_Query would be:

$args = array(
  'cat' => 4,
  'post_type' => 'videos'
);
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );
echo $the_query->found_posts;
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Basically if you do it with your found solution, you will waste quite much DB resources when you have lots of posts to fetch.

$query = new WP_Query();
echo $query->found_posts();

However WP_Query->found_posts just fetch 'posts_per_page' and do COUNT(*) mysql job for you. So I recommend you to use the latter one.

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