Rocket Reader (Speed-Reader)

Description

Introduction

This plugin allows the visitor to read the content of a WordPress web page / post, using the ‘Rocket Reader’

It’s a nifty Speed-Reading plugin. Using the Rocket Reader you can decrease the reading time of an article by, maybe, as much as 80%!

The key is to reduce the eye movement while reading.
In the traditional way of reading, your eyes are constantly moving left to right, and back, loosing precious time (and it’s very tiring too!).

This plugin is presenting the words one by one and it uses a focal point (also called Optical Recognition Point, ORP).
Research proved that your eyes are always looking for a specific point within a word for faster recognition of the pattern.
So by highlighting that focal point it makes reading even way faster!

Settings

You can find the settings page in the WP Admin Panel » Settings » Rocket Reader Opts.

Author

CAGE Web Design | Rolf van Gelder, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – http://cagewebdev.com – http://rvg.cage.nl

Plugin URL + Live Demo

http://cagewebdev.com/rocket-reader/

Download URL

https://wordpress.org/plugins/rocket-reader/

Currently supported languages

  • English [en_US] – default language, by Rolf van Gelder, CAGE Web Design – http://cagewebdev.com
  • Dutch [nl_NL] – translated by Rolf van Gelder, CAGE Web Design – http://cagewebdev.com

Plugins by CAGE Web Design | Rolf van Gelder

WordPress plugins created by CAGE Web Design | Rolf van Gelder
http://cagewebdev.com/index.php/wordpress-plugins/

Disclaimer

NO WARRANTY, USE AT OWN RISK!

Installation

  • Upload the Plugin to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  • Activate the plugin in the WP Admin Panel » Plugins
  • Change the settings (if needed) in the WP Admin Panel » Settings » Rocket Reader Opts

FAQ

How can I change the settings of this plugin?
  • WP Admin Panel » Settings » Rocket Reader Opts
How can I enable the Rocket Reader for a specific post / page?
  • Add a custom field to that specific post / page named ‘enable_rocket_reader’ and give it the value ‘Y’ (for YES).
    See http://cagewebdev.com/rocket-reader/ for more info.

Reviews

ESSENTIAL TOOL

I first started using Order Your Posts Manually in January 2016. As of June 2, 2018, when I am editing this review, I am now using this wonderful plugin on four of my WordPress sites.

The ability to move a later posted post to an earlier position in a blog index would seem to me to be a feature that would already be included in WordPress. But it is NOT. I could not figure out how to control post positions in indexes until I discovered the elegant and effective Order Your Posts Manually. Furthermore, when I had a special request about functionality, Order Your Posts Manually support responded swiftly with the perfect solution. This is now an essential tool in my WordPress toolbox. Order Your Posts Manually rocks!!!

Holy Sh*t!

Very interesting plugin. Just what I was looking for. Very, very cool! I wanted to get a few Stickys in a certain order on the front page, and this did the trick.

Here’s what happened though at first. Initially upon install, you try to convince us saying, “If you belong to the second category (MODIFICATION date) select the second option in the first drop down box below!

So I did that. And, the plugin didn’t do what it’s supposed to do.

I went back into settings and changed it back to “Creation Date” and while I was there, I went to the option to let the “Editor” make changes, and it DID work.

There are no other users in the Admin, so I thought, hey, why not tell it I’m an editor. And BAM, it worked great!

Very cool plugin, and VERY unique in the sea of plugins, I love it.

I’m one of those that do not care (as you warn) about the date of posts, my only curiosity will be about SEO – and even then I don’t much care as I’m tending to my sitemap and traffic in different ways.

Curious though what the SERPS will do with this kind of database tinkering. Who knows, it might help in a weird way on front pages when the spiders come to scroll canonically. Any thoughts on SEO repercussions or ramifications?

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! The drag and drop is seamless and genius.

Good work!

Simple, and effective

Simple and works. 5 star from me.

One suggestion though: I had to make this available to “Editors” too as it is only available for “Administrators”. So i had to change just one line of code. I hope next version has some checkboxes with the roles of users where you want this plugin to be available.

p.s. if you want to make it available to Editors too, edit the order-your-posts-manually.php file and just change the

add_management_page(__('Order Your Posts Manually','order-your-posts-manually'), __('Order Your Posts Manually','order-your-posts-manually'), 'manage_options','opm-order-posts.php', array( &$this, 'opm_list_posts'));

to

add_management_page(__('Order Your Posts Manually','order-your-posts-manually'), __('Order Your Posts Manually','order-your-posts-manually'), 'edit_others_posts','opm-order-posts.php', array( &$this, 'opm_list_posts'));

as you can see the only difference is the 'manage_options' that is being changed to 'edit_others_posts'. Simply put, that defines what users are able to work with this plugin. The people that have 'manage_options' privileges are the administrators. The people that have 'edit_others_posts' are the editors. Similarly it may work with less-privileged users such as authors and contributors-haven’t tested it though.

Needless to say the above code modification is not officially supported and it will not persist if you apply an update or something. So use it at your own risk.

PERFECT!!!

SO I HAD
https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-types-order/
AND IT WORKED GREAT FOR MY PREVIOUS PAGE AND NEXT PAGE
BUT I ALSO HAVE
https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-views-query-and-display-post-page/
WHICH IS AMAZING BUT WHEN I USED THE FIRST PLUGIN IT SCREWED WITH MY SORT ORDER IN MY CONTENT VIEWS.
BUT THEN YOUR PUGIN I INSTALLED IT AND CHOOSE SETTING USE CREATION DATE AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY GOT TO SORT MY POST AND DIDN’T MESS UP MY POST ORDER ON MY CONTENT VIEWS PAGE.
THANK YOU! IT IS PERFECT. PS NOT SCREAMING JUST TO LAZY TO UNDO THE CAPS

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Contributors & Developers

“Rocket Reader (Speed-Reader)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.6.2 [01/28/2017]

  • CHANGE: Several minor changes and improvements

1.6.1 [08/28/2015]

  • BUG FIX: Bug fixed with adding the reader to all posts/pages

1.6 [08/25/2015]

  • CHANGE: Total revamp of the code + several improvements

1.5.1 [08/22/2015]

  • CHANGE: Visual Composer tags are removed from the reader

1.5.0 [06/07/2015]

  • NEW: added a new option: Minimum Number of Words for showing the Rocket Reader button
  • NEW: a link to the settings page on the main plugin page
  • BUG FIX: lt, gt and amp replacement removed
  • CHANGE: several minor changes / updates

1.4.1 [04/20/2015]

  • Something went wrong with the deployment of 1.4…

1.4 [04/20/2015]

  • CHANGE: css improvements
  • CHANGE: files moved to sub folders
  • CHANGE: other minor improvements

1.3.3 [10/24/2014]

  • Some minor updates

1.3.2 [10/11/2014]

  • NEW: a popup can be used to read the animated text (optional)
  • NEW: plugin has been fully localized
  • NEW: dutch language support [nl_NL] added
  • CHANGE: fixed some bugs and many improvements

1.2.3 [07/30/2014]

  • Minor updates

1.2.2 [07/08/2014]

  • NEW: Two new buttons for quickly adding / deleting the Rocket Reader to / from ALL posts and pages
  • CHANGE: Per DEFAULT the Rocket Reader is NOT SHOW now on a post or page!
  • CHANGE: The custom field ‘disable_rocket_reader’ has been replaced by the custom field ‘enable_rocket_reader’

1.2.1 [06/25/2014]

  • CHANGE: The Rocket Reader HTML is added dynamically after the page is loaded; makes it more theme independant.

1.2 [06/24/2014]

  • Some major improvements
  • CHANGE: Excerpts don’t show the Reader anymore (useless for +/- 50 words…)
  • BUG FIX: Fixes a bug while displaying excerpts
  • BUG FIX: The vertical alignment of the word within the reading pane has been fixed

1.1.4 [06/23/2014]

  • NEW: Disable the reader for a specific post / page with a custom field (‘disable_rocket_reader’)
  • BUG FIX: Get the content of the post straight from the database for indexing the words
  • BUG FIX: Skip post_types other than ‘post’ and ‘page’

1.1.3 [06/22/2014]

  • BUG FIX: Some special characters replaced

1.1.2 [06/13/2014]

  • BUG FIX: Bug fixed when trying to play more than one controls simultanuously
  • NEW: Control fading in- and out
  • CHANGES: Several minor changes

1.1.1 [06/11/2014]

  • NEW: A new button for toggling the font weight: normal / bold (stored in a cookie)
  • CHANGES: Several minor changes

1.1 [06/10/2014]

  • INITIAL RELEASE