Set up the WordPress plugin
Learn how to set up the BeyondWordsWordPress plugin.
This guide explains how to set up the BeyondWords for WordPress plugin. Once complete, posts and pages from your chosen categories will be made listenable automatically (your content will be imported to your project, converted into audio, and then embedded via a customizable player).
The BeyondWords plugin works with Pages, Posts, and custom post types that have 'custom-fields' in the 'supports' array — see this WordPress resource for guidance.
Support for Elementor is coming soon.

1. Set up your BeyondWords project

  1. 1.
    Sign into your BeyondWords account (don't have one? Create your free account)
  2. 2.
    Go to your project dashboard (don't have one? Create a project)
  3. 3.
    Go to the 'Content' section then select 'WordPress' under 'Connect your CMS' (already created audio? You will need to navigate to 'Settings (Integration)' instead)
  4. 4.
    If you want, change the default voices for titles and body content, making sure to save your changes (please note that this will also change the default voices for the TTS Editor)
  5. 5.
    Keep the API credentials (Project ID and API key) on hand for later

2. Install the plugin on WordPress

  1. 1.
    Log into your WP Admin dashboard
  2. 2.
    From the left-hand menu, select 'Plugins' then 'Add New'
  3. 3.
    Search for 'BeyondWords', select the plugin, then select 'Install and activate'
  4. 4.
    Once installed, select the 'Manage Plugins' button — you will be redirected to the 'Installed Plugins' page
  5. 5.
    Select 'Settings' in the BeyondWords plugin (at this stage, we also recommend enabling auto-updates — this will ensure you don't miss any improvements to the plugin)
  6. 6.
    Follow the instructions provided to authenticate your account and determine your settings — if your custom post type is not appearing, please add 'custom-fields' in the 'supports' array (see this WordPress resource for guidance)
  7. 7.
    Select 'Save Settings'
The BeyondWords for WordPress plugin should now be installed, activated, and enabled. For posts and pages in eligible categories, audio will be processed and published automatically. This uses characters, and processing typically takes a couple of minutes.


What if my posts are created programatically?
Which fields will be converted into audio?
Can I prevent certain elements from being processed into audio?
Will my old posts be converted into audio?
Can I share my audio versions elsewhere?

Player FAQs

What does the audio player look like? Can it be customized?
Where will the audio player appear?