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Guerrilla’s Estimated Reading Time


This is a plugin that adds an estimated reading time to the top of your posts. It takes the word count for your post and divides it by 200 which is the average words per minute people read and then outputs the results in minutes and seconds.


  1. Upload ‘GuerrillaEstimatedReadingTime’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Will there ever be more options added?

Yes, I do have plans on adding more options for this plugin. My first plan is to create an admin panel page for the plugin so the “Estimated reading time” can be changed to whatever wording you’d like.

Contributors & Developers

“Guerrilla’s Estimated Reading Time” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.