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Category Count for ExpressionEngine

Description: Displaying the number of an articles assigned to each category.
Category: ExpressionEngine add-on
Author: Gabriel Schwardy, Caleydon s.r.o. -

Category Count for ExpressionEngine

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  1. Make sure, you are running ExpressionEngine version 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or 7.x.
  2. Upload the whole category_count folder into /system/user/addons/ folder.
  3. Go into the Add-On Manager in your admin area and install it.
  4. Add code into your template - see a code example.



{exp:category_count cat_id="7" status="open|closed" expired="yes"}


The ID for the category that you want to output the number of entries for.

Determines the status of entries you want to count. Default setting is "open"

Will include entries that have expired.

Code example

    {exp:channel:categories channel="News" show_empty="no" style="linear"}
        <li><a href="{path='blog'}">{category_name}</a> ({exp:category_count cat_id="{category_id}" status="open" expired="yes"})</li>

Updated: March 6, 2020

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Last update: 08/03/2022