BeyondWords – Text-to-Speech


BeyondWords is the AI voice platform that brings frictionless audio publishing to newsrooms, writers, and businesses. Automatically create audio versions of WordPress posts and pages and embed via a customizable player. Lifelike neural voices and customizable text-to-speech algorithms deliver realistic speech that keeps listeners coming back for more.


  1. Create your free BeyondWords account (no credit card required)
  2. Copy the project ID and API key from your dashboard
  3. Download and set up the WordPress plugin

Key features of our text-to-speech plugin for WordPress:

  • Easily pick which pages and posts are converted into audio
  • Audio is automatically created and embedded via our customizable player

Key features of your BeyondWords dashboard:

  • Lifelike AI voices enhanced by customizable NLP algorithms
  • Create or edit audio in the Text-to-Speech Editor
  • Curate custom playlists and podcast feeds
  • Embed audio manually or share via URL
  • Monitor engagement through analytics
  • Manage audio through the audio CMS
  • Monetize your audio with audio ads

You are just minutes away from engaging audiences with spoken-word audio. Join the hundreds of WordPress publishers already using our free text-to-speech plugin and platform to make the most of their news articles, reports, guides, and more.

If you have any questions, feedback, or issues, please email


“We’ve been using BeyondWords to convert our articles into audio for over a year. Overall, we are very impressed with the service. The quality of the audio is consistently the best we’ve found available, the plugin and dashboard provides all the functionality we need, processing and delivery of the audio is fast and the players fit nicely on our page. We’ve had great customer feedback and the team have been quick to make adjustments based on our suggestions.”

— Kenneth Creamer, Creamer Media


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Using methods like natural language processing (NLP), BeyondWords’ unique text processing algorithms optimally convert your content into speech synthesis markup language (SSML). This enables AI voices to effectively pronounce elements that other platforms can struggle with, such as names, numbers, and dates, as well as filtering out elements that shouldn’t be read aloud. You can even add aliases to ensure everything is read exactly how you want it.

BeyondWords gives you access to neural voices from Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure (500+ voices across 140+ language locales).

You can also get access to premium neural voices — voice clones of professional voice actors that are exclusive to BeyondWords. Users have the option to develop a completely bespoke custom voice using our voice cloning service.

The result is naturalistic spoken-word audio content that engages your target audience — at a fraction of the cost of human recordings.


BeyondWords makes it easy to reach new audiences and grow your listenership. As well as auto-embedding audio players to your WordPress site, you can embed your audio manually or share via URL. You can even download your audios as mp3 files.

This includes content created automatically with our WordPress text-to-speech plugin, as well as content created manually with the Text-to-Speech Editor — perfect for audio newsletters.

Users can even create custom playlists that keep listeners listening for longer. These can be embedded, shared via URL, or even distributed via podcast feed. That means you can reach audiences through platforms like Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


You get access to project analytics, which means you can track listener engagement at the project level through your BeyondWords dashboard. Users can also get access to audio analytics, as well as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager integrations.

You can even leverage your listenership through audio advertising. Use our self-serve audio advertising feature to create your own campaigns or use VAST (video ad serving template) to connect a programmatic advertising platform, such as Google Ad Manager.


Create your free account to see how the BeyondWords text-to-speech plugin improves reach and engagement on your WordPress site. There’s a pricing plan to suit every publisher, from independent writers to global media companies.

Any questions? Visit our website or email



9 March 2023
We've been using Beyond Words for almost a year and happily pay for it. As a sports news site, many of our visitors are can listen to the stories instead of read them. We've had great feedback from players, parents, and coaches that they enjoy listening on their drives home from games. We've had a few questions and their support team is great! This plugin adds value to our website for sure!
27 February 2023
If you ARE going to use an AI voice for your project/site, at LEAST use one that is done by an ethical provider using REAL professional voice actors! The end result will be much better and YOUR website visitors will be happier with the end result. Obviously, the best thing to do is to hire a professional to narrate your blog/content for accessibility or ease of use reasons, but, when you can't afford to hire a human, at least use something like BeyondWords!
23 February 2023
Installed the plugin and the only thing that happened was a big extra space appearing between the title and the body text of my posts. No button or anything like that. I immediately emailed support and they never replied. Plugin removed.
30 January 2023
This plugin is not free - it doesn't have a free program, just a free trial. I dont think that the WordPress plugin directory is the bulletin board.even to test it you need to enroll. This is from the plugin page:"You are just minutes away from engaging audiences with spoken-word audio. Join the hundreds of WordPress publishers already using our ****free**** text-to-speech plugin and platform to make the most of their news articles, reports, guides, and more."I highlighted the word free, sorry for the bad review but its dishonest.
22 April 2022 2 replies
This is useful with some nice AI voices, but the fact that it doesn't have any scroll effect killed it for me. People appreciates TTS no doubt, but most people would also like the ability to be able to follow the text along with the audio. Seems like they would have thought about that, but guess they didn't or just slow to implement this feature. That said, it's a HUGE oversight, so I gotta to knock off 2 stars!


23 February 2022
This plugin gets a lot of things right. The AI voices sound REALLY good. They speak just like real people, probably 90%+ of the time - which is excellent compared to the other services I have used in the past. I love that I can customise the player with CSS. I would say BW could spend a bit more time on the speed optimisation of the plugin. Currently it loads of a lot of resources on every page of the site. I was able to fix this with Plugin Organizer, but most people wouldn't know how to do this. Overall: 10/10.
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Change Log


Release date: 13th January 2023


  • Rename published_at BeyondWords REST API param to publish_date.


  • By default we now send the author display name in BeyondWords REST API requests, if one is available.

See the previous changelogs here.