Reading Time and Progress Bar


Reading Time and Progress Bar is a WordPress plugin designed to enhance reader engagement and provide a better user experience on blogs. It automatically calculates the estimated reading time for each post and displays a progress bar at the top of the page, which fills as the reader scrolls through the content.

This plugin is easy to set up and compatible with any WordPress theme, ensuring that all users can benefit from its features without any coding knowledge required.

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You can extend the functionality of this plugin by adding custom CSS to style the progress bar and adjust the reading time calculation per your preferences.

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  • The progress bar displayed on a blog post.
  • Settings page allowing customization (if applicable).


  1. Upload the reading-time-progress-bar folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. The reading time and progress bar will automatically appear on all your posts.


What is the average reading speed used for the calculations?

The plugin calculates reading time based on an average reading speed of 200 words per minute.

Can I customize the appearance of the progress bar?

Yes, the progress bar can be styled using CSS. You can add custom styles to your theme’s CSS file.

Does this plugin support custom post types?

Yes, the plugin supports all post types. If you have a specific requirement, you can adjust the plugin settings accordingly.


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Contributors & Developers

“Reading Time and Progress Bar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release.