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For WordPress sites, it will help to know if there is any Watson-based plugin that will convert blog posts into a audio version.If not, any reference on how to execute the same on a WordPress site appreciated.
Rajeev, There is no plugin that I know of. The process to do this for yourself would be quite simple. You would need to have an instance of the Watson Text-to-Speech service (https://cloud.ibm.com/catalog/services/text-to-speech) on the IBM Cloud (https://cloud.ibm.com/). You would then need to call that API, and pass in the content of your blog post. You would get an audio file returned to you. The API guide is here (https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/text-to-speech), and there is a pretty good tutorial here (https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/text-to-speech?topic=text-to-speech-gettingStarted).
Thanks!So each time the blog post is updated, each time I need to create a new audio file? It will help to have this automated.Earlier I used Amazon Polly plugin which is retired now. It is still working on one of my sites here: https://affreff.com/affiliate-masterclass-how-affiliates-address-googles-product-review-updates/.
There is a WordPress plugin called AiVOOV that can convert your blog posts into audio versions. By using the AiVOOV WordPress plugin, you can convert all your articles into natural and human-sounding speech with just one click.
While there isn't a specific Watson-based plugin dedicated to converting WordPress blog posts into audio versions, you can achieve this functionality using text-to-speech (TTS) services and WordPress plugins.
A short, direct answer to your question is : "no, there is no such plug-in in WordPress."
I wonder if you try to figure out if you can use a Watson Assistant to read the blog posts on the wordpress website. If that's what you need, maybe a chatbot is not the best route, since there are plug-ins and tools out there that accomplish that as part of the legal requirements imposed to companies to make sure their websites are accessible to people with impairments.
If you want to have the chatbot (the Watson Assistant) be able to read the content of a blog post, you may want to look into the Watson Functions (Watson Assistant can call functions from inside the dialogue) and WordPress webhooks, which would provide the content of the blog post when the Watson function call the webhook, then the content is transferred to the assistant to be processed through text-to-voice.
If you do not know or understand what all these things mean, it may be that you are not ready to tackle such task and you need to find someone that can handle functions, webhooks, etc.