How to add audio to your WordPress posts with SpeechKit

The AI audio platform for news publishers

To get started, go to SpeechKit.io and create an account.

  1. Enter the following details: Publication name (e.g., Dow Jones), Email, Password.
  2. You will receive a SpeechKit welcome email. Confirm your email.
  3. Log in with your email and password.
  4. Click New Publication and give your publication a Title (e.g., Wall Street Journal) and select your language (e.g., Amy GB-English).
  5. You will then see credentials that you need to copy and paste into the WordPress Plugin settings page: Site id, Voice id, API Key, Analytics id, Analytics key.
Note: You create multiple publications e.g., Wall Street Journal (Staging) for testing on your publications staging/testing environment.
SpeechKit publisher account

How do I add SpeechKit to my WordPress site?

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Plugins.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. Search for “SpeechKit”.
  5. Click Install Now.
  6. Activate the SpeechKit plugin.
  7. Go to Settings > SpeechKit.
  8. Copy and paste the credentials from the SpeechKit account you created into the fields: Site id, Voice id, API Key, Analytics id, Analytics key.
  9. Select your audio player.
  10. Click Save Changes. Voilà, you’re done!
SpeechKit WP Plugin settings

Mini Player VS AudioBar Player?

Mini Player

Mini Player Demo
  • Visible at the top of a post.
  • Speed controls.

AudioBar Player

AudioBar Player Demo
  • Visible at the bottom of the readers web browser.
  • Speed controls.
  • 15s forward and backwards.
  • Scrubber.

How does it work?

  1. Go to Posts.
  2. Click Add New.
  3. Add your article 📰.
  4. Click Publish. Take a sip of your coffee ☕️.
  5. Click on View Post.
  6. Press Play on the audio player and listen to your post 🎧.
SpeechKit audio player

I don’t want my post to have audio. How do I remove the audio for a single post?

Perhaps you are posting a video and audio doesn’t make sense.

  1. Go to Posts.
  2. Click on the post that you don’t want to have audio.
  3. Go to the SpeechKit menu on the right.
  4. Click the Hide Audio Player button.
  5. Go to view post and the audio player should no longer be visible.
SpeechKit post menu

I edited my post. How do I update the audio to match the post?

News stories can evolve and posts need to be updated.

  1. Once you have edited and updated your post.
  2. Go to the SpeechKit menu on the right.
  3. Click the Update Audio button and a new audio will be created reflecting any edits made to the post.

It’s been over a minute and I still can’t see the audio player on my post?

Long posts can take some time to transform into audio but sometimes this process might timeout.

  1. Go to the SpeechKit menu on the right.
  2. Click the Refresh button and the audio will be reloaded.
  3. If the issue persists then contact our support at contact@speechkit.io.

How do I change the AI voice? 🤖

(Coming soon)

How do I view my stats? 📉

(Coming soon) This will soon be visible from your SpeechKit account.

How do I add audio ads? 📢

(coming soon) We are working with ad partners to bring audio ads to your audio posts. You will receive monthly payments depending on audio ad performance. We will provide an update on this soon.

For updates follow us on twitter or to speak with us reach us at contact@speechkit.io.