Support » Plugin: Reading Time WP » Add reading time after author and date

  • Resolved Riaan Fourie


    Hi Support

    I would like the reading time to appear after the author name and date.

    Please can you help with code and description on where and how to implement?

    I have found this code on another post <?php echo do_shortcode(‘[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”]’); ?>

    Not sure if it works or where to implement.

    Thanks in advance

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  • Plugin Author Jason Yingling


    That’s the correct code. Though you can add additional properties to the reading time shortcode based on your needs.

    Implementation is entirely dependent on your theme and where and how it outputs the author name and date in the template files.

    Hi Jason

    Thanks for your reply.

    Please can you advise on the exact code ?

    I am using Avada theme and the Code Snippets plug-in

    I get errors on that code when i paste it in as is.

    Not sure if i need code before or after.

    Thanks so much.


    Plugin Author Jason Yingling


    Code Snippets won’t likely work for your case. I’m not super familiar with the plugin but I think it essentially allows you to add stand alone PHP functions that would be run. You need to call the do_shortcode in a specific part of your theme.

    I don’t have access to the Avada theme and can’t provide support for their theme implementation. If their theme allows you to filter the output of the author name you could potentially use Code Snippets but it would require a custom function to be written to do so.

    Thank you Jason, that is completely clear, least i have some direction now.
    I will contact the theme developers and discuss with them.

    I appreciate your time to reply.


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