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Post Reading Time Admin Panel


This is a simple WordPress plugin that allows admins to see an estimate of the time it would take a user to read their post. An average person reads 200 – 300 words per minute, so we used 230 as the default. Once installed, you can change this value to whatever you would like.

What this plugin offers:

  • Shows an estimate of the time it would take a user to read the post (minutes & seconds)
  • Admins can change the reading speed (words per minute), which is then reflected in the estimate
  • Shows estimated reading time on the add/edit post and posts listing pages


  • The admin area list of posts
  • The admin area add/edit post and also change Reading speed (words per minute)


  1. Upload post-reading-time-admin-panel.php into the /wp-content/plugins/post-reading-time-admin-panel directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enjoy!




18 December 2017
I'm writing some course material and this plugin is an easy way for me to let students know how long it'll take to read a particular lesson. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • The initial version of the plugin.