Netlify CMS, gridsome, timeToRead custom field

I’ve introduced the Time to Read tag as a field, but I’m not sure whether this is meant to be computer generated by number of words in a document or is the Author meant to guess a time for each new post?

That’s up to you really! Netlify CMS doesn’t know anything about your front-end so of you want to have an input field for an author to guess a time in the CMS that’s fine, but it might be better to calculate it on the front-end. There are a bunch of plugins out there that can take care of it for you.

Yes, a plugin seems the answer.

Thanks for your input. It’s appreciated!

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For anyone else interested… there is a timeToRead field based on 230 words per minute in Gridsome so that probably comes from them or Vue.js.

Anyhow, it enabled me to delete my own field where I was guessing the time to read. :slight_smile:

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Thanks so much for following up here! This information will almost certainly help someone in the future. <3 !

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