Reading time


The reading time indicator is a simple script which helps to create a reading indicator displaying the estimated reading time for the content. The script takses advantage of the reading time page variable, already present in Hugo.

How it works

To display the reading time of an article, the code below is used.

Reading time: {{ .ReadingTime }} minute{{ if (ne .ReadingTime 1) }}s{{ end }}


Step 1. Download the file reading-time.html
Step 2. Save the file in the ‘layouts/partials’ directory of your project
Step 3. Add the following line to your layout on the place where you want the reading time indicator to appear:

{{ partial "reading-time.html" . }}