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---- Last modified : Sep 03 2022

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With this tutorial, we will create a query that will count the number of post meta key.

Let’s say we need to create a post meta views that will count the number of views per post ID.

First of all, we need to request the data used by fetching the meta key with get_post_meta.

With the example below, we have the post meta key called _post_like_count which will count the number of likes for each WordPress post.

Here’s the code snippet to inject into your single.php or custom single post type template.

$podcast_date = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), '_post_like_count', true); 
$count = $podcast_date; 
echo $count; 
if ($count > 1) { 
echo 'View(s)'; 
else { 
echo 'view'; 

Feels free to use our Via Post Meta Key widget which will automatically sort your posts by post meta key.
Via Post Meta Key Widget

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