The Voicer WordPress Plugin converts text into human-like speech in more than 190 voices across 30+ languages and variants. It applies groundbreaking research in speech synthesis (WaveNet) and Google’s robust neural networks to deliver high-fidelity audio.
This article was created for the plugin version 2.0 and higher. If you are using the first generation Voicer plugin, check out prevous Voicer Settings artice.
Installing of the Voicer WordPress plugin
To install the plugin, read the article Installing WordPress Plugin. Installing the plugin takes only a few seconds.
To open the plugin settings slick Settings below plugin name on the plugins page
or in the WordPress Sidebar menu go to Voicer
In the plugin settings, there are several tabs responsible for various groups of plugin settings.
The option allows you to support the multilingual feature. The Site locale will be used to generate speech. For all languages, except for the one selected in the plugin settings, the Standard-A voice will be used.
API Key File
When you first run the plugin, you need to connect the Key File. How to get the Key File you can find out from the article About Key File for the Voicer WordPress Plugin
Shows which voice is selected now, and also allows you to listen to the voice sample chosen with default settings.
You can also listen to the Supported Google Voices and Languages in the Google Cloud Documentation.
Using the filter, you can choose from the table the voices you need. After selecting a language, you can filter the table by voice type and gender.
To select and activate a voice, click on the row in the table. The selected voice will be highlighted in blue.
You can optimize the synthetic speech produced by Cloud Text-to-Speech API for playback on different types of hardware. For example, if your app runs primarily on smaller, ‘wearable’ types of devices, you can create a synthetic speech from Cloud Text-to-Speech API that is optimized specifically for smaller speakers.
This setting changes the voice playback speed. The smaller the number, the slower the synthesized voice will speak, and the more the amount will be, the faster will be the speech. The normal speed is 1. You can select any value in the range from 0.25 to 4. The higher the number, the faster the speech.
Speaking pitch, in the range [-20.0, 20.0]. 20 means an increase of 20 semitones from the original pitch. -20 means a decrease of 20 semitones from the original pitch. The default value is 0
Enable for site
The mode allows you to voice only certain blocks on the page using a specific class/shortcode. When the setting is switched off, the Text-to-Speech feature is disabled throughout the site, except for blocks with class or shortcode
voicer-voice-voicename. Read more about how to apply this.
Please choose contrasting background / icon color combinations.
Specify the border radius for the play button.
With this setting, you can select the background color of the player tooltip.
This setting is used to select the color of the icon.
Select the icon for the play button using the Icon library or upload your own image in SVG format.
Select the icon for the stop button using the Icon library or upload your own image in SVG format.
Specify the icon size using the slider. Available values are from 1 to 50 pixels.
Specify the icon margin on the play button using the slider. Available values are from 1 to 50 pixels.
Do not forget to click Save Changes after changing plugin settings. After clicking this button, the settings will be saved and applied to all pages of the website.
Starting with version 2.0, new features of SSML(Speech Synthesis Markup Language) were added to the plugin. Find out more about SSML features in Voicer WordPress plugin.
Use CSS сclass
mdp-voicer-selection to fine-tune the tooltip styling, resize the icon, add a frame, and more.
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