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Post Reading Time


This is a simple wordpress plugin that estimates the time a reader will need to go through the article.

An average man reads 250 – 300 words for minute, so you can change the default settings any way you like, the default here is 200 words per minute.

What this plugin offers:

  • Show the time in minutes or minutes and seconds
  • Select the prefix and suffix before the time shows
  • Customize the words per minute number
  • Widget support.


Visit the homepage of the plugin.


  • An example of how the plugin functions and works (left part of screenshot, reading time)
  • The admin area of the plugin
  • The widget in action.


  1. Upload the plugin directory to to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php post_read_time(); ?> in your templates or add the widget to your theme


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Contributors & Developers

“Post Reading Time” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • [Fix] Small display fix.


  • [Fix] Fixed a feature bug, if showing post read time on main page and using excerpts, the whole post content was not used.


  • Marked release as final and stable.


  • Added widget support
  • Security update in the admin area (check if user is admin).


  • Some cosmetic surgery in the admin area.


  • Minimal changes, updated the website of the plugin.


  • The initial version of the plugin.