To use SpeechKit you will need a SpeechKit account. You can create one here.
You can login to SpeechKit using the email/password or Google credentials you used to create an account.
If you're an enterprise customer, you can login to SpeechKit using the email/password provided to you by your account manager.
To get started you will need to create a project. Every SpeechKit account can have multiple projects. For example, your company may have two news websites. In this case, each website should have its own project. For Example, News UK, which owns The Times and The Sun, would create a project for each of them.
To start producing audio articles from posts published in WordPress, you will need to create a WordPress project in your SpeechKit account. To do this, select WordPress.
Once you have selected the WordPress option you will need to enter the following details about your website.
Website name. For example: BBC News.
Website URL. For example: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news.
Once you have entered your website details, you will need to select the language and voice(s) that will be used to produce your audio articles:
Select the language that your articles are written in. For example: English (US).
Select a voice to read your title. For example: Joanna (Newscaster) (Female).
Select a voice to read the rest of the article. For example: Matthew (male).
You will need your API Key and Project ID to install and activate the SpeechKit WordPress Plugin.
Once you have copied and saved the API Key and Project ID you must press the Finish Setup button to save your project settings. You will then be directed to your project dashboard.
You can find the WordPress Plugin here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/speechkit/.
Login to your WordPress admin.
Go to Plugins.
Press Add New.
Press Install Now.
Once you have activated the plugin, go to the plugin settings.
Check that SpeechKit is enabled.
Enter the API Key that you saved earlier.
Enter the Project ID that you saved earlier.
Select the post types that you want created into audio articles.
Enable Telemetry - this sends us diagnostic data so that we can more easily help you resolve any issues that you might have.
Press Save Settings.
Advanced Settings (optional)
The SpeechKit WordPress Plugin is now activated on your WordPress website. This means that all new posts will have audio.
To create a new post with audio:
Go to Posts.
Press Add New.
Enter Post Title.
Enter Post Text.
Once you press Publish go to view the post. The audio will take between 1-2 minutes to generate. Refresh the page and an audio player will appear between the post title and post text.
To add audio to an existing post:
Press Edit on your selected post.
Go to the SpeechKit menu on the right and enable Generate Audio.
Once you press Update go to view the post. The audio will take between 1-2 minutes to generate. Refresh the page and an audio player will appear between the post title and post text.
Once published the audio will be available on the article via the SpeechKit player.