WordPress Snippets at WPcustoms

Set minimum word count for posts

This snippet defines a minimum word count for new posts. If a post does not meet the requirements the author is not able to publish it. It can also be applied to post_excerpt or post_title


/**
 * Snippet Name: Set minimum word count for posts
 * Snippet URL: http://www.wpcustoms.net/snippets/set-minimum-word-count-posts/
 */
 function wpc_minimum_wordcount($content){
	global $post;
        $num = 200; //set this to the minimum number of words 
	$content = $post->post_content;
	if (str_word_count($content) <  $num) 
	    wp_die( __('Error: Please write at least 200 words.') );
}
add_action('publish_post', 'wpc_minimum_wordcount');