SpeechKit

Description

Publish audio versions of every story in seconds with instant text to speech conversion. Sign up and download to take advantage of the full audio service;

  • Highest quality text to speech.
  • 200+ realistic voices in 28 languages.
  • Media and playlist players to fit every page.
  • Block compatible with optional audio shortcodes.
  • Distribution to Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google.
  • Lightning-fast adaptive streaming.
  • Pre-roll sponsorship insertions.
  • Real-time industry-leading audio analytics.
  • 24/7 free support.

Built for digital newsrooms but open to everyone, hundreds of publishers are using SpeechKit to improve reader engagement by serving text to speech on the page.

Any comments, feedback or technical issues please contact the team at support@speechkit.io.

How to get setup

  1. Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Go to SpeechKit.
  3. Create an account.
  4. Create a new WordPress project.
  5. Copy Project ID and API Key credentials.
  6. Paste credentials into SpeechKit WordPress settings.
  7. Start publishing audio.

Customer Testimonial

“We’ve been using SpeechKit 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.

Highest Quality Audio

By serving millions of audio articles SpeechKit has developed the highest quality text to speech available to digital publishers. Our Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) processing engine cleans text of unwanted elements, identifies and handles problematic words and adds human-like intonation, punctuation, tone and much more.

Podcast and Smart Speaker Distribution

Expand the reach of your stories in seconds by adding additional distribution to podcast apps and smart speakers (premium). Manage feeds to podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play), smart speakers (Amazon Alexa, Google Home) or set up an audio RSS feed to push to your own integrations. Each SpeechKit project can be assigned any number of distribution channels and can be managed in the dashboard tool.

AdStudio

Audio articles provide a brand new way to reach your audience. Monetize this additional content with SpeechKit’s AdStudio. Premium users can create campaigns from the dashboard, upload their own audio track or create a text to speech messages and deliver this as pre-roll to their audio articles. Campaign success is tracked against impressions, CPMs (cost-per-thousand) and CPCs (cost-per-click) and can be paused or managed at any time. Larger audiences may also qualify for programmatic sponsorship through one of SpeechKit’s advertising partners.

Real-Time Analytics

Track, analyse and optimize your audio strategy with granular audio analytics. This premium feature provides paid customers with metrics including listens, audio completion rates, audio click through, audio retention and device type. Performance may be broken down per article for trend analysis, distribution optimization and commercial decision making. Analytics can be accessed in the SpeechKit dashboard and are available with all paid plans.

Premium Product

Access to SpeechKit is free for 5 stories per month. Upgrade to a paid plan in the dashboard for more audio versions and access to premium features, including Real-Time Analytics, Programmatic Ad Placement, Smart Speaker Integration and our Audio API.

Screenshots

Reviews

02. lipnja 2019.
Followed installation instructions. Published a test page. No widget shown. Uninstalled.
26. ožujka 2019.
Very happy with the support and the plugin! Enabling the ability to convert our articles to listenable has been well received by our audience. Another great benefit is becoming more ADA / WCAG compliant. Have integrated with Alexa as well and can't wait to do so with Google Home!
20. veljače 2019.
It is a great product, but I would like to upload my own audio. On your website, there is an Upload mp3 file button, but not matter what mp3 I choose, it fails after a couple of seconds. The status bar has a red vertical line on the left with the word Failed after it. I tried to send you and email and wrote on the forum, but you haven't responded.
18. veljače 2019.
Hi Speechkit, This is an amazing plugin for wordpress. But I have a case that Speechkit can be used perfectly. I'm an english teacher. Recently, I want to build an elearning website for my students to practice at home. But one of my needs is that student voice recognition after they learn words or sentences. I want to have a plugin that students can record their voice and the text appears in a text box, that they can see if their pronunciation is correct or not. Is there any chance that I could use Speechkit for that purpose? Thanks you!
18. prosinca 2018.
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.
25. listopada 2018.
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.
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“SpeechKit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.7.8

Updated functionality for processing posts.

2.7.7

Updated assets.

2.7.6

Updated cron functionality. Added callbacks for the status process.

2.7.5

Added Scheduled status. Added checking of plugin version. Minor updates.

2.7.4

Removed old cron task. Updated url for the install page. Minor updates

2.7.3

Added SpeechKit button to the editor toolbar for the mark text for generation audio.

2.7.2

Fixed issue with saving draft.

2.7.1

Fixed issue with empty content.

2.7.0

Fixed scheduled posts.

2.6.9

Updated support info.

2.6.8

Fixed REST API requests.

2.6.7

Added an option to hide “SpeechKit status” column. Minor updates of CSS.

2.6.6

Fixed issue with scheduled posts. Minor updates.

2.6.5

Added shortcodes for the select quote for generation audio. Updated dashboard link. Minor updates for styles and statuses of SpeechKit

2.6.4

Fixed styles for iframe.

2.6.3

Fixing bugs for Marfeel compatibility.

2.6.2

Added disable Auto-Publish setting.

2.6.1

Added setting Marfeel compatibility.

2.6.0

Fixed bug with frequent requests to Api.

2.5.9

Added a hook to modify query output for cron posts processing. This should help with performance issues for sites with large ammount of posts. Fixed cron for unprocessed posts.

2.5.8

Fixed bug with title not updated on private posts publish event.

2.5.7

Fixed AMP minor bugs.

2.5.6

Fixed AMP validation error, some other minor bugs and minor improvements.

2.5.5

Fixed compatibility issue with older php versions.

2.5.4

Fixing bugs and other minor improvements.

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