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I am trying to get the post count for a term and it's child terms. I tried it with pad_count=> true but this seems to have no effect.

My term stucture is like the following:

- term 1: 10 posts
- term 2: 1 post
  -- subterm 1: 4 posts
  -- subterm 2: 12 posts
- term 3: 4 posts

This is my code:

$args = array(
  'pad_counts' => true
);
$terms = get_terms('category', $args);
foreach($terms as $term) {
  var_dump( $term->count );
}

For all the terms without children this works just fine, but for the "term 2", I want to get the counts of itself and it's children combined. In my example this would be 17. The code only gives me 1, though.

Any Tips?

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I don't know why that code didn't work for you. I copy that code and it work exactly as I expected. You should double check your case, did you unset $args variable before, or you can use another name ($agrs2 for example).

Another problem in you question is: if pad_counts doesn't work, you will get 1 not 3.

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  • oh you are right, I ment 1 of course. I will double check my code and report back.
    – rassoh
    Nov 11, 2015 at 18:21

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