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Time2Read

Description

This plugin calculates the average time a normal user will take to read an article.
It’s very useful in those cases the article is not being displayed at the full size in the homepage.
The plug-in accept string templates so it can be easily personalized.

Installation

You can enjoy this plugin following the instructions:

  1. Upload time2read.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the callback tag to display the average time to read.

Examples:

<? time2read("Average time to read",":"," minutes aprox.","minutes"); ?>

This callback will display: Average time to read 3:20 minutes aprox.

<? time2read("Average time to read",":"," seconds aprox.","seconds"); ?>

This callback will display: Average time to read 200 seconds aprox.

FAQ

Why it could be interesting to my readers

In these days there’s not enough time to read everything we want. So it’s important that indicates the user how much time he will need to read the full article to bookmark it and reading when time is available.

Where do you recommend to place the time2read information

As a user, I’d like to see it right below the title. So I know how long it will take me to read the article even before the excerpt

Can I use html tags

Yes, you can place html tags within before and after parameters of the function.

Contributors & Developers

“Time2Read” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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