How to display estimated reading time for WordPress blogs

How to display estimated reading time for WordPress blogs
If you read blogs or articles online then I bet on many blogs you have seen that the blog displays estimated time. This estimated time actually encourage readers to click on the blog post rather than leaving the post. As we all know WordPress is a platform which is highly customisable. Using a plugin you can easily add estimated reading time for WordPress blogs. On this blog, I will help you add an estimated reading time for your WordPress blogs.
Step 1: Adding estimated reading time for WordPress blogs will make your blog more user-friendly and it attracts more traffic to your website. To display estimated reading time for WordPress blogs first you need to go to the backend of your WordPress website. To reach the backend you need to add /wp-admin after your website’s URL. This is the universal login for page for every WordPress website.
Step 1: To display estimated reading time for WordPress blogs first you need to go to the backend of your WordPress website
Step 2: After you log in, you just need to make sure an important thing which is you must log in with your admin id. As we will add the estimated reading time with a plugin, it’s a must that you login with your admin credentials. Only the admins have access over adding or removing any new functionality. There are also different users roles rather than the admin id so you need to log in with any user ID which has administrative access.
Step 2: After you log in, you just need to make sure an important thing which is you must log in with your admin id
Step 3: First you need to add a new plugin. To do that you need to click on the plugin tab from your dashboard. This tab has all the information about the plugins you have installed on your WordPress website. So click on the plugin tab.
Step 3: First you need to add a new plugin. To do that you need to click on the plugin tab from your dashboard
Step 4: After you click on the plugin tab a new window will open up and there at the top you will find a button called Add New. Click on this button to add a new plugin to your WordPress website.
Step 4: After you click on the plugin tab a new window will open up and there at the top you will find a button called Add New
Step 5: You will be taken to a new window where you will find a few featured plugins. On the middle right side of your screen, you will find a search option. Type ‘Reading time WP’ on the search bar and install the shown plugin and activate.
Step 5: On the middle right side of your screen, you will find a search option. Type ‘Reading time WP’ on the search bar and install
Step 6: On your dashboard, you will find a tab called settings. This tab has some very sensitive information about your website so make sure you proceed with caution.
Step 6: On your dashboard, you will find a tab called settings. This tab has some very sensitive information about your website so make sure you proceed with caution
Step 7: When you click on the settings tab you will be taken to general settings. A few more tab will open up below the settings tab. When you activate the plugin a new subtab will appear. The name of the subtab is ‘Reading Time WP’. 
Step 7: When you activate the plugin a new subtab will appear. The name of the subtab is ‘Reading Time WP’
Step 8: This is the settings for reading time wp. You can set per minutes how must word can your user read. The idea word count is 300 and it is set by default. There are few other settings which are quite self-explanatory. Make sure you go through all the options from the settings.
Step 8: You can set per minutes how must word can your user read. The idea word count is 300 and it is set by default
Step 9: When you are done with the settings click on update options. This will add the reading time to your every WordPress blog post you have on your website.
Step 9: When you are done with the settings click on update options
Step 10: Now just to confirm the estimated reading time has been added to your blog posts click on view site and check your blog posts.
Step 10: Now just to confirm the estimated reading time has been added to your blog posts click on view site and check your blog posts
Estimated reading time is actually a great function to have if you are running a WordPress blog site. This actually will encourage users to read your blog posts.  

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