Here's how to quickly use Views UI to count content in your Drupal database. You can then display the counts as Blocks or even pages or just use them internally as site admin. The only prerequisite is to have Views and VIews UI enabled.
- Create a new view of content (aka nodes). Leave out sorting! (Sorting/ordering won't be visible in the count anyways but can prevent counting from working.)
Use aggregationto Yes.
FIELDS, only use one main field, such as a title or nid. There should be
Aggregation settingsnext to it. Set this to
- That's it. You can add
FILTER CRITERIAto reduce the counted content. Don't add
SORT CRITERIA. Paging/more is also not applicable here.