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TEXT2SPEECH

Description

Text 2 Speech shortcode plugin allows you to automatically transform any text between shortcodes to a HTML5 mp3 player where Google voice will read your text.

Text 2 Speech supports multiple languages, autoplay and it also downloads every mp3 file to your wp-content folder, so you will reduce translation requests.

  • Plugin just calls Google services once for each sentence, downloading the mp3 to a “audio” folder in wp-content/ uploads / for future calls.
  • The shortcode support multiple languages using a parameter “lang”.
  • The shortcode accepts autoplay using the “autoplay” parameter.
  • To show the player, HTML5 label is used. It requires a browser with support for this label.
  • The service does not support long texts, the plugin will work well for texts under 100 characters.
  • Plugin requires the PHP cURL library installed on your server to work properly.

Usage example:

[text2speech_shortcode lang=”en”]This is the most amazing plugin in the world[/text2speech_shortcode]

[text2speech_shortcode lang=”es” autoplay=”1″]Este plugin es la caña de España[/text2speech_shortcode]

Demo and support (Spanish and English):
http://www.genweb.es/plugin-text-2-speech-para-wordpress/

Installation

  1. Download & Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Use shortcode anywhere in your site:

Shortcode examples:

[text2speech_shortcode lang=”en”]This is the most amazing plugin in the world[/text2speech_shortcode]

[text2speech_shortcode lang=”es” autoplay=”1″]Este plugin es la caña de España[/text2speech_shortcode]

FAQ

Will this plugin make my site slower?

No, mp3 files generated are usually below 20kb each. Google translation requests are just done one time per sentence.

Reviews

September 3, 2016
I pasted this exact short-code just to see if it works (after installing) The player shows up but it says error and nothing plays. [text2speech_shortcode lang=”en”]This is the most amazing plugin in the world[/text2speech_shortcode]
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Contributors & Developers

“TEXT2SPEECH” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “TEXT2SPEECH” into your language.

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Changelog

0.1

  • First stable version.
  • Used cURL as a better way of downloading mp3 files.

0.09

  • BETA version.