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See how many times each layout is used in all pages

  • Hi,

    Is there a way to loop through all pages and count how many times each layout is used in a flexible conent field?

    For some context we have a ‘Page Builder’ with a whole bunch of layouts (around 66). I wanted to see how many times in total each layout is used throughout all the pages, there’s hundreds of pages and no easy way to get these numbers so was hoping there was a function out there.


  • I would not try to do a loop over that many posts and fields, more then likely it would simply time out. I would do a query directly on the db to get what I want.

    global $wpdb;
      the following does not use $wpdb->prepare()
      when I'm doing queries like this I am in control of all values
      and I make sure that everything is correct
      also, there is not "JOIN" because there is no difference in performance
      between my way to join tables and the """Right Way"""
    global $wpdb;
    $query = 'SELECT meta_value 
              FROM '.$wpdb->postmeta.' pm, '.$wpdb->posts.' p
              WHERE pm.meta_key = "{FLEX FIELD NAME HERE}"
                AND pm.post_id = p.ID
                AND p.post_status = "publish"';
    $values = $wpdb->query($query);
    $counts = array();
    if ($values) {
      foreach ($values as $value) {
        $value = maybe_unserialize($value['meta_value']);
        if (!empty($value)) {
          foreach ($value as $layout) {
            if (!isset($counts[$layout])) {
              $counts[$layout] = 0;
    echo '<pre>'; print_r($counts); echo '</pre>';
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