I've managed to do this from a
single.php file, inside the loop, but now I need to do it from another page.
I need to find out how many live posts are in category named
every story (slug is
everystory). I am not inside the loop.
I just need the number, I don't need to output anything except the number. E.g
I have tried searching for a way to gather category data just via the
category_name (could be name, or could be slug, could even be by category
ID) but everything I've found so far refers to using a specific
$post var and finding it's category which isn't what I want to do.
Here is the example of what I used on the
single post page:
$category = get_the_category(); $counter = $category->category_count;