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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#47640 new defect (bug)

WP_Posts_List_Table::get_views() doesn't allow the "Mine" counts to be filtered

Reported by: pbiron's profile pbiron Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Posts, Post Types Keywords: has-screenshots has-patch
Focuses: administration Cc:


WP_Posts_List_Table::get_views() calls wp_count_posts() to get the counts for the various post statuses.

It then computes the count for posts owned by the current user for use in the "Mine" view. That computation uses $this->user_posts_count which is computed in WP_Posts_List_Table::__construct() with custom SQL.

The problem is that if you hook into the wp_count_posts filter and alter the counts for each post status you can end up with a situation where the "Mine" count is very different than the sum of the post status counts.

For example, I've got a CPT where some (but not all) of the posts of that type are just "placeholders" for posts of another CPT. I hide those "placeholder" posts from the list table by hooking into request and altering the request that the list table uses. I then hook into wp_count_posts to adjust the counts by post status accordingly (e.g., don't count the "hidden" posts). This results in a situation that could be very confusing for users (see screenshot).

Thus, I suggest that a filter be added to filter the value of $this->user_posts_count.

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Change History (3)

5 years ago

3 years ago

#1 @pbiron
3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

47640.diff adds 2 new filters:

  • user_posts_{$post_type}_count
  • user_posts_count

for filtering the number of posts authored by the current user.

For the use case described above, they could be used as follows:

add_filter( 'user_posts_myposttype_count', 'myposttype_mine_count' );
function myposttype_mine_count( $post_count) {
        global $wpdb;

        $query = "
                SELECT COUNT( 1 )
                        {$wpdb->posts} LEFT JOIN
                        {$wpdb->postmeta} ON ( ID = post_id AND meta_key = %s )
                WHERE post_type = %s AND post_author = %s

        $query = $wpdb->prepare( $query, 'my_meta_key', 'myposttype', get_current_user_id() );

        return (int) $wpdb->get_var( $query );

where the presence of post meta with key my_meta_key tells me which posts to count (i.e., posts without it are the ones that are "hidden" from the list table).

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