Advanced voice search for your website. Give users the option to search by voice, regardless of what device they are using. Website visitors will be able to search your site by voice in any browser.
Add voice search to every page on your website. Simply install the plugin and include a Spoken Search widget and/or shortcode to allow users to search the site by voice.
The basic version of Spoken Search is free to use and allows voice search for all vistors using Chrome browsers. With the basic version of the plugin, voice search will not be available unless the website visitor is using a Chrome browser.
The pro version of Spoken Search supports the vast majority of browsers and devices. The pro version of this plugin offers voice website search in the majority of versions of Safari, FireFox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Chrome, and more. Additionally, the pro version offers voice search on devices of all kinds, including the majority of mobile phones and tablets.
A valid API key is required to use the pro version of Spoken Search. To activate the pro version and offer voice search on the vast majority of devices and browsers, please purchase a paid plan to gain access to a valid API key.
Simply upload the Spoken Search plugin and activate Spoken Search within wp-admin settings.
Is Spoken Search free to use?
Yes. The basic version of Spoken Search is free to use. Currently, the basic version this plugin only supports Chrome browsers. To support the vast majority of browsers and devices, upgrade to the pro version of this plugin by purchasing a paid plan.
How can I upgrade to the pro version of Spoken Search?
To upgrade to the pro version of this plugin, purchase a paid plan and gain access to a valid API key. Enter the API key in Spoken Search settings in the admin area of your website to complete activation of the pro version.
Why is Chrome the only browser in the basic version?
Not all browsers include the Speech Recognition API. Chrome is the one browser that does currently include the Speech Recognition API most of the time. For visitors using non-Chrome browsers, the Spoken Search plugin must operate in a completely different way. This adds complexity and cost to adding voice search capability to a website. To offer voice search in all browsers, consider purchasing one of our affordable paid plans to upgrade to the pro version of this plugin.
How are Spoken Search results displayed on the site?
You can choose to display Spoken Search results on your standard WordPress search results page, or you can choose to display the results in an overlay.
How do I add a Spoken Search box to my site?
You can choose to include a Spoken Search widget and/or shortcode to allow users to search the site by voice.
Can I use this plugin is my site does not currently have an SSL certificate?
It is highly recommended to have an SSL certificate in place and serve pages via HTTPS when using this plugin. The vast majority of modern browsers require a secure connection via HTTPS in order to allow use of the microphone. Because of this, a website that does not have an SSL certificate in place and does not serve HTTPS pages will not be able to make use of this plugin completely.
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Release Date — Apr 11, 2023
* Tested in latest WP core
March 31, 2020
* Add floating microphone option
* Improve performance on mobile devices
Release Date — February 29, 2020
* Initial release