[Text-to-speech plugin] Ondoku, a plugin that automatically reads out WordPress articles
Nov. 9, 2022
Hello, this is Ondoku.
There are various WordPress plugins.
This time we'll be introducing a text-to-speech plugin that converts the articles you've written into audio and reads them out loud.
After installing the plugin, simply activate it and place a play button on the article you want to read.
A player will appear on your blog page where anyone can listen to your audio.
We will introduce how to install and use a convenient and interesting text reading plug-in .
How to install the text reading plugin [Ondoku]
Follow the steps below to install and activate the plugin.
- Free member registration and login to Ondoku
- Download the plugin from the Ondoku settings page
- Upload the downloaded file to the additional WordPress plugin page
- Add the access token from the Ondoku settings page to the WordPress plugin settings
- Post/edit articles
1. Free member registration and login to Ondoku
- own email address
- Preferred password
When you press the free registration button, you will receive an email from Ondoku to your email address.
An activation URL will be sent to you via email.
Click the URL in this email to complete your membership registration.
2. Download the plugin from the Ondoku settings page
You can download WordPress plugins from the Ondoku settings page.
- Settings → WordPress plugins
- Download the plugin here
Click to download the WordPress plugin.
Click the download button on the top right to start downloading.
3. Upload the downloaded file to the additional WordPress plugin page
Go to the WordPress admin screen where you want to install this plugin.
Click on Plugins from the left menu bar
Click "Add New" on the top left
Click Upload Plugin
Upload the file you downloaded earlier
*Upload the file as a zip file.
Click Install Now
Click Activate Plugin
4. Add the access token from the Ondoku settings page to the WordPress plugin settings
Finally, configure the plugin settings.
You will need to enter an access token on the WordPress plugin.
This is just a copy and paste of the access token from the Ondoku settings page.
Set the type of voice to be read, speed, etc.
Check here for Japanese audio samples.
Save the settings once you have completed them.
5. Post/edit article
When you post an article with the plugin enabled, the text will be read out automatically and the player will be displayed at the beginning of the blog.
For past articles, if you edit → publish, the player will be displayed.
Points to note when using Ondoku plugins
Ondoku allows you to read up to 5000 characters per month for free.
Also, if you use it for free, the audio will be stored on Ondoku's server for 30 days. After 30 days, it will be deleted and you will no longer be able to listen to it.
However, if you subscribe to a paid plan (starting at 200,000 characters/980 yen), the audio will be stored during the subscription period until you delete it.
*If you cancel, you will become a free member and the storage period will be 30 days regardless of when you created it.
Therefore, if you are planning to use Ondoku as a free member and will be using it for a long time, we recommend downloading it and embedding it instead of using a plugin.
If the number of characters that can be read out while using the plug-in runs out, the content of the blog will not be read out.
An error sound saying "The number of characters that can be read out has been exceeded" will be displayed as a player.
Please be careful about the maximum number of characters when using it.
Recently, listening content has also become popular. There is also a demand for people to listen to blogs with their ears rather than read them with their eyes.
Adding a player to your blog that reads out the contents of your articles may help you gain new fans!
Please try Ondoku, a voice reading plugin.
"Ondoku" is a Text-to-Speech service that anyone can use for free without installation. You can also use an extension ( Ondoku3-ChatGPT ) that allows you to talk with ChatGPT for free.