Settings guide for Voicer 2.0 WordPress Plugin

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.

Note

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

Voicer on the plugins page
Voicer on the plugins page

or in the WordPress Sidebar menu go to Voicer

Voicer in the WordPress sidebar
Voicer in the WordPress sidebar

In the plugin settings, there are several tabs responsible for various groups of plugin settings.

General settings

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

Now used

Shows which voice is selected now, and also allows you to listen to the voice sample chosen with default settings.

Now used preview
Now used player

You can also listen to the Supported Google Voices and Languages in the Google Cloud Documentation.

Language

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.

The Voicer voice list
The Voicer voice list

To select and activate a voice, click on the row in the table. The selected voice will be highlighted in blue.

Audio Profile

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.

Speaking Rate/Speed

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.

Pitch

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

Design Settings

Note

Please choose contrasting background / icon color combinations.

Background Color

With this setting, you can select the background color of the player tooltip.

Icon Color

This setting is used to select the color of the icon.

Save changes

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.

SSML

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.


Additional customization

Use CSS сclass mdp-voicer-selection to fine-tune the tooltip styling, resize the icon, add a frame, and more.

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