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Display the Number of Images Attached to Post IDs
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Last modified : Oct 01 2022

Estimated reading time : 1 minute, 6 seconds - 124 words

In this tutorial, we will create a few lines of code that will allow you to display the number of images attached to a Post ID with the help of a WordPress query.

First, in our query, we will need the $attachments variable which contains get_children of all images linked to Post or Post Type. And then we create a new $count variable that will count the images.

With a foreach, we will display Post ID’s number of images as long as the query will find Post Ids.

Here’s the code to use with your Post or Post Type query.

global $post;
$attachments = get_children ( 
   'post_parent'      => $post->post_parent, 
   'post_status'      => 'inherit', 
   'post_type'        => 'attachment', 
   'post_mime_type'   => 'image', 
   'order'            => 'ASC', 
   'orderby'          => 'menu_order ID' ) 
$count = count( $attachments );
$specific = array();
$i = 1;
foreach ( $attachments as $attachment ) {
    $specific[$attachment->ID] = $i;

We display the results of the loop the number of images attached to the selected Post ID:

echo $count;

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