Say It!

Description

Say It! allows you to easily turn parts of your WordPress articles into audio speech.
The plugin is using modern HTML5 Speech Synthesis and doesn’t require any subscriptions or service, install it, enjoy it!

Once installed, you just need to wrap any content between [sayit] shortcode. Once done, your users can simply click on the text to make it speak.

Want better quality ? Say It! now offers Google Cloud TTS and Amazon Polly compatibility !

Parameters (for HTML5 Speech)

  • lang – Use a language different from the default one
  • speed – speed of speech (recommanded between 0.5 and 1.5)
  • block – set to “1” to make it work on multiple paragraphs at once

Parameters (for Google TTS)

  • lang – Use a language different from the default one
  • block – set to “1” to make it work on multiple paragraphs at once

Parameters (for Amazon Polly)

  • block – set to “1” to make it work on multiple paragraphs at once

Exemple

[sayit block=”1″ lang=”en-GB” speed=”1″]
Hello I am the queen
And I talk for two paragraphs long
[/sayit]

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Say It!

Installation

  1. Download It
  2. Install It
  3. Activate It
  4. use [sayit] shortcode
  5. Say It!

FAQ

How much does it cost ?

It cost a five star Review, just kiding, it’s free.
Note : If you use the Google TTS, you’ll need to give your banking informations to Google and you can be charged if you use it a lot, however SayIt! is using a smart caching system, so it request Google only for new voice Generation.

Can I mix language ?

Yes you can ! In the settings, you choose the default language to use but you can pass parameter in the shortcodes like so [sayit lang=”fr-FR”]Bonjour[/sayit]
Note that you can’t mix language yet if you are using Google TTS.

Do you collect any data?

No, coding something to collect data is kind of complicated, no time for that.

Reviews

Îlon 13, 2022
After testing a few other TTS plugins, I chose to use Say It! Except for a small issue with the voice speed setting from shortcode, which I hope will be fixed, the plugin is very useful!
Çile 4, 2022
HTML5 option does not work. Clicking on the say it button does nothing. Ditching this one. It's amazing how much crap plugins are created and posted here. Quality level of wp.org is terrible.
Tîrmeh 23, 2021
To activate either Google or Amazon you have to submit your credit card and you have to pay at some stage if you use it. I could not make the HTML5 work at all.
Sibat 13, 2021
Hi! thanks for your plugin. I would like to add that it would be great if you, in addition to pronunciation, added the ability to show the translation of a word in another language (make the language selection setting). Thanks!
Mijdar 21, 2020
After trying out several TTS plugins for WP, my choice became Say It!. Not in the first place while it's a free plugin, but mainly for its options to use either HTML5 browser voices, or Google-TTF or Amazon Polly. Through the shortcodes the plugin is easy to use at a multilingual website and both whole page texts or selected blocks can be marked for read out loud. Last, but certainly not least, the author gave me good and friendly support and updated his plugin also to the current version of WP (5.5.3 while writing this).
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Contributors & Developers

“Say It!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Say It!” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0.0

  • First Release

1.1.0

  • Make it work on multiple paragraphs
  • Improved documentation
  • Various Bug fixes

2.0.0

  • Added Google Cloud TTS compatibility
  • Improved stability
  • New admin interface

2.0.1

  • Fix missing google library

2.0.2

  • Fix header ouput on google TTS Error
  • Fallback to HTML5 if Error

2.1.0

  • Improved Google TTS admin area
  • Fixed js console output admin area
  • Handle config error for Google TTS

3.0.0

  • Added Amazon Polly
  • Theme functions
  • Speech pause on window blur

3.0.1

  • Bug Fix

3.0.2

  • Added Possibility to change tooltip text

3.0.3

  • Prevent audio play when click on a link inside sayit shortcode

3.0.4

  • Fix error displayed on footer

3.0.5

  • Added chinese language to html5 & google TTS

3.0.6

  • Fixed a bug when using special character with html5

3.0.7

  • Remove missadded “hello” word

3.0.8

  • Added option to change google language with shortcode

3.0.9

  • Bug fix

4.0.0

  • Refactored code
  • New admin interface
  • Added Gutenberg support

4.0.1

  • Fixed an error due to php DOMDocument