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Show count of handpicked categories or tags

Hey guys,

Does anyone know how to get the number of articles for a certain tag?

I found a tag list with the according number behind it in the icarus template, but I would like to have some static tags, that I manually pick. That should be like “4 Articles in Climbing”, where Climbing is the tag.

The example showing all tags with their article count is this:

`{{ if not (eq (len .Site.Taxonomies.tags) 0) }}

{{ with .Site.Data.l10n.widgets.tags.title }}{{.}}{{end}}

    {{ range $name, $items := .Site.Taxonomies.tags }}
  • {{ $name }} {{ len $items }}
  • {{ end }}
{{ end }}`

Could someone help me?

Cheers,
z0rg

Hello @z0rg,

after trying to combine template functions to count the articles tagged with xyz, I got this snippet working:

<ul>
	<!-- Get all posts-->
	{{ $posts := where .Site.Pages "Type" "post" }}
	<!-- loop all tags that you've used -->
	{{ range $name, $taxonomy := .Site.Taxonomies.tags }}
		
		<!-- (re)set the counter to 0 -->
		{{ $.Scratch.Set "tagCounter" 0 }}
		<!-- increment counter if post contains the current tag-->
		{{ range $posts}}
			{{ if in .Params.tags $name }}
				{{ $.Scratch.Add "tagCounter" 1 }}
			{{ end }}
		{{ end }}
		
		<li>{{ $.Scratch.Get "tagCounter" }} articles in {{ $name }}</li>
	{{end}}
</ul>

Maybe does anyone else know a better solution. But it should work for now.

However, there is one small issue. .Site.Taxonomies.tags contains all tags lowercased, even if you define a tag like tags = ["Programming"].

The problem is that the template function in is case-sensitive. If it looks for programming in tags = ["Programming"], it would return false and the counter will not be incremented. In other words: all tags you set in the frontmatter need to be lowercased.

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Hey @digitalcraftsman,

Thanks for that code snipped! Just one last bit is missing for me. Ho do I in the end specify one certain tag? Now I get a list with all tags and their acticle (post) count, but I didn’t get the syntax to limit this.

I feel like I need to do that at this part, because there I define the range of tags I want to consider.

{{ range $name, $taxonomy := .Site.Taxonomies.tags }}

Cheers

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If you just want to count the posts of a single tag, try this snippet:

<ul>
        <!-- Get all posts-->
        {{ $posts := where .Site.Pages "Type" "post" }}

	<!-- (re)set the counter to 0 -->
	{{ $.Scratch.Set "tagCounter" 0 }}
	<!-- increment counter if post contains the current tag-->
	{{ range $posts}}
		{{ if in .Params.tags "TAGNAME" }}
			{{ $.Scratch.Add "tagCounter" 1 }}
		{{ end }}
	{{ end }}
	
	<li>{{ $.Scratch.Get "tagCounter" }} articles tagged with TAGNAME</li>
</ul>

Replace TAGNAME with your single tag.

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Thank you so much!

HI @digitalcraftsman, you can use humanize function {{ $name | humanize }} to make name readable.

This is very simple way to display all tags and count

{{ range $name, $taxonomy := .Site.Taxonomies.tags }}
    <a href="/tags/{{ $name | urlize }}">#{{ $name | humanize }} ({{ $taxonomy.Count }})</a>
{{end}}
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