Aleš Sýkora wrote

Shortcode to display word count or reading time

1. 7. 2019 in

This shortcode &lsqbisword-count&rsqb will display a count of words for whatever content is passed, and can optionally display an estimated reading time.

 * Register word-count shortcode
add_shortcode('word-count', function ($atts = [], $content = null) {

	// Defaults
    $atts = shortcode_atts(
			'time' => false,
			'pace'	=> 150

	if ( isset( $content ) ){
		$content = apply_filters( 'the_content', $content );
		$content = wp_strip_all_tags( $content );
		$word_count = count( preg_split( '/s+/', $content ) );
		$reading_time = ceil( $word_count / $atts['pace'] );

		return ( $atts['time' ] ) ? $reading_time : $word_count;

Use on its own to output word count, e.g. in a template to output the word count of the post content, or pass ‘time’ and optional ‘pace’ parameters to output estimated reading time (pace defaults to 150 words per minute can be changed).

Usage of shortcode:

Word count: [word-count][wpv-post-body view_template="None"][/word-count]
Read time: [word-count time=true pace=100][wpv-post-body view_template="None"][/word-count]

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