I have a seach page in which am showing results based on keyword and custom category search. Issue i am facing is that, I need to display the count of results. I had referred the wordpress documentation and found some codes, for eg :

<h2 class="pagetitle">Search Result for <?php 
    /* Search Count */ 
    $allsearch = &new WP_Query("s=$s&showposts=-1"); 
    $key = wp_specialchars($s, 1); 
    $count = $allsearch->post_count; 
    _e('<span class="search-terms">'); 
    echo $key; 
    _e(' &mdash; '); 
    echo $count . ' '; 

But this displays the total search results and I need results count filtered by found in the specified category

  • pay attention that showposts arguments is deprecated as of version 2.1, use posts_per_page instead Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 7:10

1 Answer 1


Have you tried wp_count_posts ? http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_count_posts

I think that will work here.

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