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I have this function...

$user = wp_get_current_user();
if (( in_category('Locked') ) && in_array( 'subscriber', (array) $user->roles ) ) {
    /* Is subscriber, is in category Locked, has amount of posts */
    echo do_shortcode('[shortcode_name]');

} else if (( in_category('Locked') ) && in_array( 'subscriber', (array) $user->roles ) ) {
    /* Is subscriber, is in category Locked, has NO amount of posts */
    echo '<div id="locked">
You are subscriber without number of posts!
</div>';

} else if ( in_category('Locked') ) {
    /* Is NOT subscriber, is in category Locked, has NO amount of posts */
    echo '<div id="locked">
Login or register pal!
</div>';

} else { 
    /* Is NOT subscriber, is NOT in category Locked, has NO amount of posts */
    echo do_shortcode('[shortcode_name]'); 
}

I need to apply "has amount of posts" or "check if user is author of numebr of posts" on first part of code...

if (( in_category('Locked') ) && in_array( 'subscriber', (array) $user->roles ) ) && ?????

If this way can't work, I would have one more possible solution, it is to auto move user from subscriber to contributor once subscriber posted number of posts, but this first solution would be better.

2 Answers 2

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I guess count_user_posts is what you're looking for ;)

This is how you use it:

$user_post_count = count_user_posts( $userid , $post_type );

And it returns the number of published posts the user has written in this post type.

PS. And if you want some more advanced count, get_posts_by_author_sql can come quite handy.

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  • Thank you. Where do I put number of posts I want for the user to be able to see the content? For example I want user to add 5 posts before posts from category Locked become visible to him.
    – MLL
    Nov 28, 2018 at 22:47
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Guy above answered correctly, but for anyone needing this further, I will add full code as response too...

$user = wp_get_current_user();
$user_ID = get_current_user_id();
$user_post_count = count_user_posts( $user_ID );
$my_post_meta = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'shortcode_name', true);


if (( in_category('Locked') ) && in_array( 'subscriber', (array) $user->roles ) && $user_post_count == 5 ) {
    /* Is subscriber, is in category Locked, has amount of posts */
    echo do_shortcode('[shortcode_name]');

} else if (( in_category('Locked') ) && in_array( 'subscriber', (array) $user->roles ) ) {
    /* Is subscriber, is in category Locked, has NO amount of posts */
    echo '<div id="locked">
You are subscriber without number of posts!
</div>';
} else if (( in_category('Locked') ) && in_array( 'administrator', (array) $user->roles ) ) {
    /* Is subscriber, is in category Locked, has power */
echo do_shortcode('[shortcode_name]'); 

} else if ( in_category('Locked') ) {
    /* Is NOT subscriber, is in category Locked, has NO amount of posts */
    echo '<div id="locked">
Login or register pal!
</div>';

} else if ( ! empty ( $my_post_meta ) ) { 
    /* Post meta exist */
echo do_shortcode('[shortcode_name]'); 


} else { 

    /* Is NOT subscriber, is NOT in category Locked, has NO amount of posts */
    /* Post meta NOT exist */
    echo do_shortcode('[shortcode_name_1]'); 
}

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