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update_posts_count() WP 3.0.0

Update a blog's post count.

WordPress MS stores a blog's post count as an option so as to avoid extraneous COUNTs when a blog's details are fetched with get_site(). This function is called when posts are published or unpublished to make sure the count stays current.

No Hooks.


null. Null. Nothing.


update_posts_count( $deprecated );
Not used.


  • Global. wpdb. $wpdb WordPress database abstraction object.


Since 3.0.0 Introduced.

Code of update_posts_count() WP 5.7.1

function update_posts_count( $deprecated = '' ) {
	global $wpdb;
	update_option( 'post_count', (int) $wpdb->get_var( "SELECT COUNT(ID) FROM {$wpdb->posts} WHERE post_status = 'publish' and post_type = 'post'" ) );