I need to display the number of posts that were added TODAY

I found this one that will show number of all posts but I need only last day

$total = wp_count_posts()->publish;
echo 'Total Posts: ' . $total;

I've a felling that it's very easy but I coudn't any script that will work :(

Thank You in advance, Peter


You can use WP_Query like this:

// we get the date for today
$today = getdate();
//we set the variables, i am ignoring sticky posts so they dont get counted
$args = array(
    'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1,
    'posts_per_page' => -1, //all posts 
    'date_query' => array(
            'year'  => $today["year"],
            'month' => $today["mon"],
            'day'   => $today["mday"],

//we create the query
$today_posts = new WP_Query( $args );
//the result already has a property with the number of posts returned
$count = $today_posts->post_count;
//show it
echo $count;
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  • kk it wasn't that easy hehe Thank You it's working great:) – user262404 Mar 15 '17 at 19:16
  • i updated the answer, i added 'posts_per_page' => -1 to display all posts, it can be done with 'nopaging' => true too – David Lee Mar 15 '17 at 21:04
  • I figured it by myself using nopaging but Thanks again for your help – user262404 Mar 16 '17 at 14:59
  • Script work perfect! Any idea how to add +3h from GMT as this work accordign GMT. Thanks – Nick Apr 29 at 21:55
  • @Nick I didnt test this but you need figurete out the GMT value first then added a new array like this array( 'hour' => 03, 'compare' => '>=', ), ) where the 3 is the value you found – David Lee Apr 30 at 4:28

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