Shared Counts – Change label for total field

When using the “Included Total” field with the Icons style, the output looks something like this:

With the following code, you can change it to “Shares” for multiple shares, or “Share” if there’s only one share, like this:

* Shared Counts - Change "Total" to "Shares"
* @author Bill Erickson
* @see
function ea_shared_counts_change_total_label( $link ) {
$classes = explode( ' ', $link[ 'class' ] );
if( 'included_total' == $link[ 'type' ] && in_array( 'style-icon', $classes ) ) {
$link[ 'label' ] = _n( 'Share', 'Shares', $link[ 'count' ] );
return $link;
add_filter( 'shared_counts_link', 'ea_shared_counts_change_total_label' );
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Shared Counts

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Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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