WordPress search count results

You want to create a search page in WordPress where you count the results and show them on your page, for example: Searching for “apple” gives 3 results.

For getting this search counting you need to add the following code in your search file where you want to show this “counting sentence”.

First we make these variables:

$allsearch = &new WP_Query("s=$s&showposts=-1");
$key = wp_specialchars($s, 1);
$count = $allsearch->post_count;

Then we use $key for showing the search query and $count for how much results.

<p>Searching for "<?php echo $key;?>" gives <?php echo $count;?> results.</p>