Reading time

Hi, there! There is one thing that I loved about Medium which is when a post shows an estimated “reading time” at the top. Has anybody tried to make this happen in I know there are widgets for Wordpress for this. I’m not a programmer, so I don’t how to do it. It should be something like taking the word count of a post and dividing it by an average speed rate.
Any help is welcome!

Hi @ariadnemm, I took a stab at this, and came up with something I think would work for you! You can find the code and installation instructions here:

This is just a bit of custom Javascript that’ll go in the corresponding section on your blog’s Customize page.

Let me know if you have any trouble with it, questions, or want to change how it works!


Thank you so much, Matt! :blush:
It is working beautifully!

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I have tried it too and it works really well, thanks @matt