How To Show The Post Reading Time For Your Blog Posts?
November 21st, 2016 | by Ravi Chahar || 12 Comments |
In a few websites, you may have seen the estimated post reading time of the posts. You may be thinking how is it happening?
Well, WordPress has the solution for everything. There are a few plugins which allow you to display the post reading time for each post.
There are a few WordPress themes which have this feature inbuilt. But not all users want that so it would be hard to choose such themes.
In this article, I am going to let you know about the usage of two plugins.
Display Post reading Time Using “Reading Time” Plugin.
The usage of this plugin is quite simple. I am going to elaborate the process.
Step 1:- Install and activate this plugin.
Step 2:- Go to settings>>reading time and you will see its settings.
You can choose the number of words to be read in one minute. Just fill everything you want. If you’re writing the longer posts, maybe you can choose 200 or 250 words per minutes.
It’s up to you.
Step 3:- You have to add the shortcode in the blog post you want to show the estimated post reading time.
The shortcode is:-
This will show the time according to the number of words you fill per minute.
How To Show Post Reading Time Using Another Plugin?
There is another plugin “Post Reading Time” and it’s as useful as its name. You can add the estimated time for each post of your blog.
Step 1:- Install and activate the plugin.
Step 2:- Just like the above-mentioned plugin, choose the number of words per minutes. It also provides you the option to use your own words.
For example :- Estimated Time For This Post Is 8 minutes.
You can change the suffix and prefix according to you.
Step 3:- If you want to display the reading time below each post then you have to edit the single.php file of your WordPress theme.
Use the above-shown code. This plugin is more favorable than others because you just have to add this one code and all of your blog posts will get optimized.
Isn’t That easy To Add The Estimated Reading Time For Each Post?
I have always thought about showing the reading time below each post. But you know that it’s not favorable for every post.
So from the above plugins, you can choose any one of them according to your need. The permanent solution is “Post Read Time” plugin.