Here’s a handy WordPress code snippet which allows you to display the total number of comments on your WordPress blog. In this snippet, we are going to use a built-in WordPress function wp_count_comments().
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<?php // Display total number of approved comments $count_comments = wp_count_comments(); $approved_comments = $count_comments->approved; echo $approved_comments . ' comments. '; ?>
The above code will display, only approved comments. For more information visit WordPress Codex Website.