How To Check Word Count In WordPress Post/Page

While creating a new post on the WordPress dashboard, we need to check the total word count sometimes. Before the WordPress 5.0 update, it was very easy to check the word count for any post/page. It used to show on the bottom of the classic editor.

But after the introduction of the new Block Editor (Gutenberg), it has completely changed the way people used to check the word count.

However, it’s still easy to check word count in the Gutenberg editor.

Let’s see how to check it.

How To Check Word Count On WordPress

It’s extremely easy.

Just click on the ‘i with a circle’ icon from the header part of the editor.

Once you click on the icon, it will show you the total word count.

You can also check the number of headings, paragraphs, and blocks used on the post/page.

And the great thing is, you can also check the document outline and go to any heading part by just clicking on it.

Also Read: 10+ Time-Saving WordPress Editor Tips & Tricks You Should Know


I hope this guide helped you to find the total word count in WordPress Block editor.

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7 thoughts on “How To Check Word Count In WordPress Post/Page”

    1. If you click on the 3 horizontal parallel lines at the top left of the screen (where the i in a circle used to be), and then click on Outline (instead of List View) in the display that pops up, you will see the word count.

  1. I find this article a very useful one. I usually check word count in WordCounter. Hereafter, I can save a lot of time. Thanks a ton.

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