What is an item?
An item is anything that you create in Whimsical:
A board (flowchart, wireframe, sticky notes or mind map)
Any objects on the board such as shapes, connectors, text elements, images, icons, cards, frames etc.
A paragraph, image or any other block in a doc
A theme or a template
Comments and discussions
Note that when you create or delete something in the free version of Whimsical, it typically takes 10-20 seconds for the total count of items to update.