Speechkit

Description

SpeechKit adds text-to-speech audio to your site in seconds, allowing your readers access your content on the move. Sign up on the website for a free access key.

Audio for Every Story

Reach your audience with the first all-in-one-toolkit for automated audio news publishing.

Better Access to Your Stories

In a world of disposable attention, SpeechKit helps journalists, bloggers and writers to better engage with audience through audio.

Instant Audio AI

In moments, the SpeechKit plugin connects your site to the latest in natural language programming technology with access to latest voices from Google WaveNet and Amazon Polly.

One Plugin, Multiple Platforms

Want to publish your content in audio to Smart Speakers or the Podcasts store? Log into SpeechKit to set up automated publishing to audio channels.

Free For Bloggers

Just want to play around and test out audio? SpeechKit is free for casual bloggers with powerful publishing features available to professional publishers.

Setup

Add audio in seconds picking from dozens of new voices. Check out a handy blog post for more help.

And don’t hesitate to get in touch at contact@speechkit.io

Languages available:

Danish, Dutch, English (Australian), English (British), English (Indian), English (US), English (Welsh), French, French (Canadian), German, Icelandic, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (US), Swedish, Turkish, Welsh.

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Installation

Installation takes less than 5 minutes. Just create an account on SpeechKit, create a WordPress project, select your voice and follow the 3-step interactive installation guide.

Reviews

Speech Kit A Great Addition To Our Blog

South Africa is a country with a high illiteracy rate, extremely expensive data and the competition among online news platforms is fierce. Speechkit has helped UnCensored stand out by making it easy and faster for our readers to access our content through listening rather than reading.

The figures speak for themselves. Audio engagement per article is way above average customers and grew 38% in October and grew an additional 16% in November. Average Listen Per article grew 23% in November to 3 minutes 29 seconds!

Easy and useful.

Speechkit leaves me speechless

The plugin is simple to use and adds great functionality to the site. Any support request is promptly and courteously dealt with. This is a fantastic plugin which allows people to listen to content whilst doing other things.

Great addition to my website

I am a small publisher and do not have the time to record audio to accompany my posts. SpeechKit makes it easy and I can also push my posts through as podcasts now too.

Smooth and simple to operate transcription

This is a fuss-free way to add smooth audio transcription to your WP site. It’s simple to setup, operate and integrates well within a post or page (you can choose where you want it to appear). Ideal to help visually impaired readers enjoy your content, as well as offer those with little time to read the chance to listen to your articles instead.

The only thing worth noting is the plugin won’t recognise older posts and instead starts from when you first install, i.e. every new post after install will automatically be picked up and have associated audio created for it. This process can take a few minutes depending on the complexity and length of post made.

Plugging to flee

Plugging to flee. The developers do not respect their commitment that the solution should remain free for beta testers.
Excessive rates it is better to turn to screenreader

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Contributors & Developers

“Speechkit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Speechkit” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2.5.3

Added an option to process posts immediately on post publish. Fixed a bug with no audio update on title change.

2.5.2

Player will be shown a bit faster now. And some minor bugs were fixed.

2.5.1

Added support for WP Rocket and AMPforWP plugins support. Fix some minor bugs like sending requests while API key is not set yet.

2.5.0

Changed the way we store data, fixes for Classic and Gutenberg editor compatibility.

2.4.9

Add a check to process posts that were stuck in Error state.

2.4.8

Fix error on initial publish for some environments.

2.4.7

Minor update for Gutenberg editor compatibility.

2.4.6

Fixing typos in container class name.

2.4.5

Minor updates for Gutenberg editor compatibility.

2.0.1

Only retry creating articles for so many times.

2.0.0

A relaunch of the brand, dashboard and player!

1.5.0

Clear cache for GatorCache

1.4.2 & 1.4.3

Remove analytics from settings
Remove duplicate JS file loading when using iframes

1.4.1

Listen link now takes you to the mp3 version of the audio, instead of the transcoded version.

1.4.0

Update settings page to include custom post types
Upgrade UI slightly and apologize for the mess

1.3.4

Disable scrolling on player iframe

1.3.3

Fix some issues with how loading audio was done to work with more installations of WP.

1.3.2

Fix styling for iframes

1.3.1

Remove legacy code

1.3.0

Show player inside of an iframe to not collide with custom styles on page.

1.2.3

Fix issue where audio would get stuck in processing because of cache

1.2.1

Fix an issue for PHP < 5.4

1.2.0

We’ve added a new audio player option. The ’AudioBar player’ fits to the bottom of the browser window. It is less intrusive then the original audio player and more user friendly.

1.1.0

Updated styling for admin pages
Fix issues with reloading and caching

1.0

First version