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Zac Gordon - Wide Sky Web Company

3rd Party (Free)

22 downloads (last 90 days)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Displays the number of entries in a given category.

This simple plugin returns the number of entries for a given category.


{exp:catcount cat_id=“33” status=“open|featured”}

Returns: 3


The id for the category that you want to output the number of entries for.

Determines the status of entries you want to count.  Default setting is “open”

Determines whether to include expired entries.  Default setting is “no”

Filters the results for only the channels you provide. Optional.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.3 Mar 23, 2012
Not Specified Download 1.4 May 23, 2015

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This entry was created February 22, 2010, 6:25 am.
This entry was last updated May 23, 2015, 12:17 pm.

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5 Reviews:

LimeRed Studio 03.20.13

LimeRed Studio
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Can’t believe this isn’t built in! Worked perfectly, even with Low Seg2Cat. Awesome plugin!

Simple_HQ 01.07.13

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Great plug-in! I cannot believe this isn’t something built into EE? Something to note is that you can easily implement the CatCount into your {exp:channel like this: {category_name} ({exp:catcount cat_id=”{category_id}”})

jtrascap 01.30.12

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Stellar! Worked the first time (how I like my plug-ins)

CreateSean 11.27.10

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dead simple and works perfect.

Adam Smith 11.12.10

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Works perfectly – Thanks!