Real Voice is a versatile text-to-speech plugin for WordPress. It supports all the major text-to-speech services in a single convenient $39 package.
It comes with a customizable audio player, a dedicated dashboard to monitor the API calls to the text-to-speech services, and many customization options.
This option is for using the text-to-speech functionalities included by the browser without subscribing to a cloud service.
Technically, the text-to-speech conversion is performed using the SpeechSynthesis interface of the Web Speech API. Now, speech synthesis has become a viable solution for any production website since all major browsers now support it.
The customization options made available by SpeechSynthesis are available in the Real Voice plugin settings:
It supports a wide selection of standard (TTS) and neural (NTTS) voices for almost any language.
In the Real Voice plugin, we included all the essential options to get the most out of Amazon Polly. Specifically, you will be able to configure:
For more information, see the Amazon Polly features here.
It’s easy to configure the audio generated by Google Text-to-Speech AI with the options included in the Real Voice settings:
Let’s see the Azure Text to speech options included in the Real Voice plugin:
ElevenLabs is a software company developing natural-sounding speech synthesis and text-to-speech software using artificial intelligence and deep learning.
In Real Voice, we included these ElevenLabs options:
We built a custom HTML audio player that can be customized by the user from the plugin settings.
You can, for example, configure the colors of all the elements displayed in the audio player and configure the typography of the audio player by setting a custom font size, font style, font weight, line height, and font family. You can even load a custom font family for the audio player from Google Fonts. We have also added the ability to create a drop shadow and determine its color.
Our custom audio player is also responsive. From the plugin options, you can set the responsive breakpoint used to switch the player UI from desktop to mobile.
This Dashboard menu allows you to monitor the requests sent by the plugin to the cloud services used to generate the audio version of the articles.
Specifically, here you can:
For the Real Voice plugin, we built a settings menu with React that currently counts 65 customization options. Here is what you can do from this menu.
The plugin allows you to enable the audio player only on specific post types. For example, if you want to add the text-to-speech audio player to your blog articles and exclude standard pages, add “Posts” in this selector.
You can optionally display a custom message before or after the player. This message can be used, for example, to inform the visitor about the possibility of listening to the audio version of the article.
You can optionally display the words currently spoken by the player. Note that this feature is available only with the SpeechSynthesis audio player.
Configure specific text that should be spoken before or after the post’s content.
Automatically prepend the post’s title to the content that should be spoken.
The plugin allows you to generate audio files that include the audio version of the post manually or automatically when the post is viewed on the website’s front end. You can control this behavior with a dedicated option.
Configure who has access to specific plugin features by setting custom WordPress capabilities. For example, you can allow the editors to generate the audio files from the post editor, allow access to the dashboard with the statistics only to the site administrator, and more.
Please see the knowledge base for instructions on installing, updating, and using the plugin.
For general information about the plugin and its features, consider visiting the Real Voice official page.
04.12.2023 - v1.19 - Bug fix: The path of the audio files is now properly retrieved from the post meta. Prior to this release, audio files were not found in specific scenarios. - Links in menu header and footer updated 28.11.2023 - v1.18 - An option to add a download button has been added - The "Voice" (for the SpeechSynthesis converter) option has been removed - The "Display Spoken Text" option has been removed - Fixed bug with the SpeechSynthesis player icons - Back-end improvements 21.11.2023 - v1.17 - Links to the CodeCanyon item page and changelog have been added to the plugin back-end menus 21.11.2023 - v1.16 - Initial release
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