Comment And Ping Count In WordPress 2.7

The comment area changed a lot in WordPress 2.7. A good reason to check your comments.php and make some changes to it. Especially I like to seperate the comments from Ping- and Trackbacks. Matt shows in an excellent tutorial how to do it: Separating Pings from Comments.

But I didn't like one thing in this tutorial. To show the total count of your comments without Pings/Trackbacks, he writes following function in functions.php:
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Adding A Private Page Into The Navigation

WordPress Themes

If you use pages which have the state private, they will not be shown in the navigation. Nevertheless it can make sense to show this specific page in the navigation, if you want to provide easy access to this page for your users. The page should only appear to privileged users for sure. I will show you a little hack, which will let you exactly do this.

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