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Get the estimated reading time for a post.

PHP November 8, 2018




(Optional) (Integer) The post to get reading time for
Default: Current post

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Additional Notes

This returns the estimated reading time in minutes for an average of 250 words per minute reading speed.

Note: Be sure to hook custom fields into the Nebula word_count() function to get an accurate estimate!

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    Source File

    Located in /libs/Functions.php on line 947.

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    Note: This function contains 1 to-do comment.

            public function estimated_reading_time($id=false){
                //@todo "Nebula" 0: Use null coalescing operator here if possible
                if ( empty($id) ){
                    $id = get_the_ID();
                $wpm = 250; //Words per minute reading speed
                $content = $this->word_count(array('id' => $id));
                return intval(round($content/$wpm));


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