Where to Find Word Count for WordPress Posts (2023)

You can find the word count feature for WordPress posts in the Guttenberg block editor by first clicking on the ‘Document Overview’ icon just after the ‘Redo’ button above your blog post title.

After that, you will see two headings in the drop-down window namely List View and Outline.

All you need to do to see the word count for your WordPress post is click on ‘Outline’.

And there you are! You will see the ‘word count right in the middle of ‘Characters’ above and ‘Time to Read’ beneath.

WordPress Word Count Missing?

With the latest WordPress version, WordPress 6.2, it appears the usual WordPress Guttenberg word count that WordPress bloggers are used to has disappeared from that location in the block editor.

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Personally, I started wondering if there was a technical issue on my site. Then I decided to explore the taskbar in the same area only to find out that the word count for the WordPress posts feature is actually hidden under a couple of clicks.

Now you can go ahead and find it for yourself if you are as lost as I initially was.

Here is a simple three-step guide below

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Here is a simple 3-step guide to find the word count for your WordPress post in the Guttenberg block editor.

  1. Make sure you are working with the WordPress Guttenberg editor.

You can enter this space by clicking on the ‘New Post’ button in your WordPress dashboard.

  • Click on the Document Overview tab.

It is a slanting vertical three-dash icon right after the Redo icon.

  • Click on Outline

That’s all. There is the WordPress Guttenberg word count you are looking for.

Last words

There is a certain way to write blog posts faster without the use of Artificial Intelligence tools like ChatGPT. You can learn more about how to quickly write and publish blog posts here.

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Ralph Nyadzi is a self-published author and educational blogger at Cegast Academy. He took his first baby steps as an online publishing entrepreneur in 2016 and hasn't looked back since. He lives in the Central Region of Ghana with River, his adorable pet cat.

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