Long posts aren’t easy cookies that everyone will swallow easily. Everyone tries to evade the post if the size is long. As a result bounce rate on your website increases and your visitors leave without getting the result that they have been craving for. So, what to do?
Well, in this case, you can display estimated post reading time. A thousand Word post may look long, but when you see it will take 2-3 minutes you will give it a try. If you don’t know how to display estimated post reading time, then there’s nothing wrong with it.
In this post, I will show you the way to add estimated post reading time in WordPress. Just follow till the end then you will be able to display estimated post reading time by yourself.
Let’s start then.
How To Display Estimated Post Reading Time In WordPress
First, you have to navigate to Plugins -> Add New and then search for Reading Time WP. Now install this plugin and make sure you activate it.
After activation navigate to Settings -> Reading Time WP page. At here you will see the settings page. Customize the settings for displaying estimated post reading time in WordPress.
At here you can customize the reading time label, time postfix, time postfix singular, Word per minute. By default, the plugin calculated 300 words to be read per minute. By default the plugin show this reading time information in every post, if you don’t want to show reading time next to each post, then you have to uncheck ‘Insert reading time before content’ and ‘insert reading time before excerpt’ option.
If you want to display estimated post reading time manually then you can take the help of short codes.
[rt_reading_time label="Reading Time:" postfix="minutes" postfix_singular="minute"]
Or simply use
to return the number with no labels.
I hope this post will help you and your readers to get some more motivation to read a post. And you will be able to successfully display estimated post reading time in WordPress. If you face any problems, let me know. I will be happy to help you out.
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