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Reading Time

Reading Time shows the estimated reading time and puts an animated progress bar inside the post.

Reading Time shows the estimated reading time of the post, in seconds or minutes. The estimate is automatic; a custom value for a single post can be inserted using a Custom Field named "readingtime".

For more info: http://www.whiletrue.it/reading-time-for-wordpress/

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Tags estimate time, reading, reading time, time, word count
  1. reading-time screenshot 1

    Sample content with the progress bar almost filled

  1. Upload reading_time.php and unisntall.php into the /wp-content/plugins/reading_time directory
  2. Set your favourite values in the Settings->Reading Time menu in Wordpress
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  4. Enjoy!

1.2.12

  • Plugin tested up WordPress 4.7

1.2.7

  • Added: "readingtime_text" CSS class

1.2.6

  • Added: Donate link
  • Changed: Readme update

1.2.4

  • Added: Reading time in minutes option

1.2.2

  • Changed: Default speed set to 200 words per minute

1.2.1

  • Fixed: Uninstall bugfix

1.2.0

  • Added: New progress bar display setting
  • Fixed: Settings sanitization

1.1.0

  • Added: Default settings value
  • Added: New position setting, above or below the post
  • Added: Uninstall function

1.0.0

Initial version

How is the estimation done?

The estimation is based on the "speed" value stored in the settings menu. The value for speed should be chosen between a span of 150 words per minute (slightly slower than average) to 250 words per minute (slightly higher than average); if not set, a default value of 200 is used.

Features In Next Release

  • Display setting: always / only for selected tags or categories / only when the readingtime custom tag is set
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Version 1.2.12

Requires WordPress version: 2.9+ or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 09 Dec 2016

Date Added: 02 Jan 2011

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