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    Adding this PHP code to the functions.php of your wordpress theme adds a count of total published words to the bottom of the “Right Now” box on the admin dashboard.

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    wordpress snippet : PHP

    function post_word_count() {
        $count = 0;
        $posts = get_posts( array(
            'numberposts' => -1,
            'post_type' => array( 'post', 'page' )
        foreach( $posts as $post ) {
            $count += str_word_count( strip_tags( get_post_field( 'post_content', $post->ID )));
        $num =  number_format_i18n( $count );
        // This block will add your word count to the stats portion of the Right Now box
        $text = _n( 'Word', 'Words', $num );
        echo "<tr><td class='first b'>{$num}</td><td class='t'>{$text}</td></tr>";
        // This line will add your word count to the bottom of the Right Now box.
        echo '<p>This blog contains a total of <strong>' . $num . '</strong> published words!</p>';
    // add to Content Stats table
    add_action( 'right_now_content_table_end', 'post_word_count');
    // add to bottom of Activity Box
    add_action('activity_box_end', 'post_word_count');

    ( WordPress codex functions, hooks, in this snippet. )

    get_post, get_post_field, get_posts, add_action, _n, _e,