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Count total number of jpg, gif, png images in media library

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Adding the first snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will display a count of all images within the media library. Add the second snippet in the location you wish to display the count total.

snippet :  PHPcopy
function img_count(){
	$query_img_args = array(
		'post_type' => 'attachment',
		'post_mime_type' =>array(
                		'jpg|jpeg|jpe' => 'image/jpeg',
                		'gif' => 'image/gif',
				'png' => 'image/png',
		'post_status' => 'inherit',
		'posts_per_page' => -1,
	$query_img = new WP_Query( $query_img_args );
	echo $query_img->post_count;
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  • http://www.cliffpaulick.com Cliff Paulick

    Isn’t this part of WP core? I’m using 3.3.2 and it’s already there without this snippet.