minRead jQuery plugin
Medium's "x min read" is a simple, yet very useful feature from the user's point of view.
I'm at work, I want to know how long this article will take me to read. I don't want to start reading something only to find out that it's going to be the longest piece of writing I've ever come across.
Implementing is super easy:
There are a couple of options to bare in mind:
where: ".time", // where the "x min read" will be inserted. Defaults to ".min-read" wordsPerMinute : 180, // this is the avg adults can read on a screen, acording to wikipedia archive: true, // set to true if trying to fetch read time from another page. "false" by default archiveText: ".text", // if archive: true, time will be calculated using text on div specified here. Defaults to ".text" anchor: ".article-link" // external article anchor class. Defaults to ".article-link"
Will try to turn this into a Wordpress Plugin soon. I know estimating other post's time like this is not the best way to go.