This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Listen button powered by


This plugin allows you to add the SoundGecko ‘Listen’ button to each post of your WordPress blog that when clicked allows readers to hear your post read out.

This plugin benefits your site by expanding its distribution to a broader audience and making it more accessible to readers.

You can see an example on the i started something blog.

You can automatically insert the buttons below or above your blog posts or you can use the template tag to insert the links wherever you like.

You can change the size, text, placement and whether it appears on pages in addition to posts.

To use the template tag, add the tag inside the WordPress loop:


  • Add the listen button
  • Users can easily begin listening to your content and download as an MP3
  • Configure the plugin as best suits your needs


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload soundgeckolisten.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin from the Settings > SoundGecko listen button administration page


Where can I learn more about this plugin?

Documentation can be found at:

Contributors & Developers

“Listen button powered by” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release, updates and feedback incorporated from third party testing.