How to show registered users on WordPress using PHP

Displaying the total number of registered users on a WordPress site indicates the site's traffic and popularity. This article will show you how to use a PHP function to display the total number of registered WordPress users on pages or posts.

Displaying the total number of registered users on WordPress

Always perform a backup before you make any changes to the theme files. If you break any codes, it will be easier to revert your site to its last good known state. Alternatively, you could also create a child theme. Read this link on how to create a child theme:  

Follow the steps below to edit your Theme setting file to to show total registered users on WordPress  blog posts or pages:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Appearance, and then click Theme Editor:

  3. On the Theme Editor , select the Theme you want to edit from the dropdown:

  4. The files for this selected theme are listed on the right column under Theme Files. Click on the file named “functions.php”:

  5. Insert the following code to the end of functions.php file and click Update File Button to save the changes:

    // Function to return user count
    function wpb_user_count() {
    $usercount = count_users();
    $result = $usercount['total_users'];
    return $result;
    // Creating a shortcode to display user count
    add_shortcode('user_count', 'wpb_user_count');
  6. To display the total number of registered users on WordPress site shortcode to [user_count] the post or page.
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