Play.ht – Convert Articles to Podcasts

Description

This plugin converts your articles into high quality audio narrations so your users can listen to your content instead of reading it.

The plugin renders a simple yet beautiful Embedded Player at the top of each article that users can use to ‘play’ the article. We have found
that a lot of users like to listen while reading, this dramatically increases user engagement of your website. The meta data contained inside the
Embedded Player also accounts for SEO.

Users while listening to an article have the ability to increase or reduce listening speed, giving them more control and convenience on consuming content.
The Embedded Player also increase share-ability of your article with it’s built-in sharing options to Twitter, Facebook and Email.

If you would like to offer your users a more convenient way of consuming your content and engage your users, then you should give this plugin a try.

Features

These are some of the features this plugin provides:

  1. Increases user engagement on website.
  2. Converts articles into audio for users to listen to your content.
  3. Increases the time users spend on your website
  4. Increases SEO with meta data provided by Embedded Player
  5. Provides easy shareablity of your articles as audio on Twitter Facebook

Screenshots

  1. Play embeds an Audio Player in your Articles so users can listen to them as Podcasts.

    Play embeds an Audio Player in your Articles so users can listen to them as Podcasts.

  2. Play allows  users to listen to Articles from the Home Page of your blog too!

    Play allows users to listen to Articles from the Home Page of your blog too!

Faq

Is Play.ht a free service?

Play.ht is a paid service. You can sign up and purchase your subscription at https://play.ht/pricing.

Does it work for all my articles?

Yes, once you activate the Play.ht Embedded Player widget, it works for all the articles.

Can I change the design of the Embedded Player?

Not at the moment, but this will be possible in the next few releases.

Can I change the voice of narration?

Not at the moment, but this will be possible in the next few releases.

Installation

Installation is easy and just like other plugins. Please follow these steps and you
should have the plugin installed.

  1. Install the Play.ht plugin.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to ‘Appearance’ – ‘Widgets’
  4. Add the Play.ht Embedded Player widget to any section of your theme (sidebar or footer or where ever)

Changelog

2.6.6

  • Fix conflict with Learnpress plugin

2.6.5

  • Fixes and improvements

2.6.4

  • Improvements to stats chart

2.6.3

  • Improvements to stats chart

2.6.2

  • Fixed an issue where post content was being deleted at rare occassions

2.6.1

  • Fixes for Gutenberg editor

2.6

  • Added Page Player

2.5.3

  • Update readme.txt

2.5.2

  • Bug fixes

2.5.1

  • Fixed height of the audio player on some blogs

2.5.0

  • Added dashboard for analytics and audio player customizations

2.4.0

  • Major bug fixes

2.0

  • Big update

1.0

  • This is the first stable release.