SiteSpeaker TTS Plugin

Description

Audio that Delights.

SiteSpeaker instantaneously transforms website text into engaging audio experiences when users need it most.

WHY SITESPEAKER?

Digital publishing is changing because user behaviors are changing. The new consumer is active, mobile, and multitasks. They like to read, watch, and listen, sometimes at the same time, and need options. Additionally, over 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability. Enter SiteSpeaker. SiteSpeaker is innovative technology converting website text into engaging audio experiences. SiteSpeaker’s text-to-speech widget works on all websites across all device types.

Screenshots

  • User sees a 'Listen to this article' button at the top of every post.
  • When clicked, the button expands into an audio player and starts speaking.

Installation

  1. Signup and purchase an annual SiteSpeaker plan. https://sitespeaker.com/#price
  2. Sign in to the SiteSpeaker dashboard and add your website domain(s).
  3. Click on ‘Get Code’ in the dashboard and note down your API key.
  4. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  6. Use the Settings->SiteSpeaker Widget screen to configure the plugin.

FAQ

What is Text to Speech(TTS) technology?

Text to Speech technology reads aloud digital text—the words on computers, smartphones and tablets. TTS helps people with learning disabilities improve their reading comprehension.

How does SiteSpeaker work?

SiteSpeaker is a non-obtrusive web application added to any website that instantaneously converts website text into speech.

How is SiteSpeaker sold?

SiteSpeaker is sold on annual basis as a Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted by SiteSpeaker in cloud infrastructure. No infrastructure costs are incurred by our customers since we take care of all hardware and software costs. There is no setup fee and the annual service fee includes all ongoing costs (account setup, support, licensing, maintenance, upgrades). SiteSpeaker’s annual cost is based on the size of the website(monthly pageviews.

Is SiteSpeaker billed on the domain or account level?

SiteSpeaker is a domain specific product. That said, accounts can have multiple domains per account.

Where can SiteSpeaker be purchased?

SiteSpeaker can be purchased globally in any country using a credit card.

How do your website’s users use it? Do my users have to download anything?

Users of SiteSpeakers simply click on the play button of our website widget to use SiteSpeaker.

Do users need to download anything to use SiteSpeaker.

Users do not download anything to use SiteSpeaker.

Which devices and browsers support SiteSpeaker?

SiteSpeaker supports all device types including desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.

Does SiteSpeaker work on HTTPS and password protected websites?

SiteSpeaker works in HTTPS and password protected environments.

What CMS’s do SiteSpeaker support?

SiteSpeaker supports all CMS’s and has a direct plugin with WordPress.

What languages do SiteSpeaker support?

SiteSpeaker currently supports 25+ languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Hindi, Chinese Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Arabic.

What kind of data and reporting does SiteSpeaker collect and share?

SiteSpeaker collects the URL of the article listened to, time of day, device type(desktop/mobile), OS, and GEO.

Do users have to signup/login to SiteSpeaker to use it?

Users do not need to signup or login to use SiteSpeaker.

Where does SiteSpeaker recommend a webmaster place the Listen button on a website?

SiteSpeaker recommends websites to place the widget on the top of articles or in a visible place above the fold in the content.

Does SiteSpeaker sell my website’s user data?

SiteSpeaker doesn’t sell website user data.

Does SiteSpeaker support native mobile apps?

SiteSpeaker does not support native mobile apps at this time.

Does SiteSpeaker support DOCs and PDFs?

SiteSpeaker does not support DOCs or PDFs at this time.

Can I cancel?

SiteSpeaker can be cancelled anytime.

Reviews

February 22, 2020
Thank you very much, it works very well unlike others.
December 24, 2019
I've tested every speech-to-text plugin I could find, but there were always one problem or the other. And then I found this delightful critter that just worked beautifully from the start. It's also an attractive addition to my posts. Great stuff, guys!
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Contributors & Developers

“SiteSpeaker TTS Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Change log

0.5

  • Beta release.