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How to Set a Minimum Word Count for WordPress Posts


Do you run a blog with multiple authors? Then, you probably have wondered how you can set a minimum word count for your posts in WordPress. In this article, we will share with you a snippet that lets you set a minimum Word count for your WordPress posts. If a user tries to publish a post that is too small, then it will return an error telling them the post is not long enough.

Simply open your theme’s functions.php file and paste the following code:

function minWord($content)
{
	global $post;
	$content = $post->post_content;
	if (str_word_count($content) < 100 ) //set this to the minimum number of words
	wp_die( __('Error: your post is below the minimum word count. It needs to be longer than 100 words.') );
}
add_action('publish_post', 'minWord');

You may change the minimum number of words from 100 to whatever you like. You can also customize the error to make it helpful.

Source: Pippin’s Pages

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