Still working fine … 

June 9th, 2014

The talkinGBlogs-Plugin is still running smoothly on WordPress 3.9.1 without any modifications!

talkinGBlogs back to business … 

April 27th, 2011

It’s been a long time since talkinGBlogs has been updated. Now we are back to business. 🙂
For almost one year, the SWIFT TTS engine did not work on the webspace we are using. Today, our hosting provider has solved the problem, great job!

TalkinGBlogs uses the newest WordPress version now, and the talkingblogs plugin itself is doing its job as usual.

WordPress update in production 

December 9th, 2009

Finally, I have updated the WordPress version used on talkinGBlogs to the newest WordPress release. The talkinGBlogs plugin still works perfectly.

Great news on talkinGBlogs: SWIFT version 5 and WordPress 2.5.1 

May 9th, 2008

It was quiet on talkinGBlogs for a while. That’s because I had a couple of other things to do … But now, there’s great news: talkinGBlogs has been updated – on the one hand, it’s ready for the newest WordPress version 2.5.1, and on the other hand, it is using the brandnew major version 5.0.0 of Cepstral’s voices.

The plugin itself did not have to be changed for the application version changes at all. It worked with the new versions “out-of-the-box”.

Enjoy the improved quality of Cepstral’s voices and the security improvements implemented in WordPress 2.5!

talkinGBlogs under Creative Commons License now 

June 22nd, 2007

I decided to put the contents on this website together with the talkinGBlogs plugin under a Creative Commons License.

This step changes the license from “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved”.

The quality of the talkinGBlogs plugin itself will of course be as high as before!

Shout it out loud or whisper it softly! 

June 16th, 2007

Do you want to express emotions in your blog entries?! Then “Shouty” or “Whispery” might be your voices.

Cepstral offers so called “character voices”, one of them is “Shouty”, which you can hear when you click onto the loudspeaker next to the heading of this blog entry.

Or you might want to whisper some soft words in your blog entries – that’s what you experience right now.

The big advantage: The character voices cost only $6.99! Blogging with an emotional voice becomes cheaper than ever!

Go and buy “Shouty” or “Whispery” for your blog here!

It’s angry, it’s funny, it’s soft, it’s loud – it’s a MUST HAVE!

WordPress Version 2.2 

June 5th, 2007

There is a new WordPress version 2.2 (codename: Getz) out there. After switching off all the used plugins, upgrading to the new version, updating the database and switching on the plugins again, the talkinGBlogs-plugin works perfectly … No need for any code changes …

This means that you can enjoy listening to your blog entries as usual, even with the newest and most secure WordPress ever.

Talkingblogs using new Cepstral voices now. 

April 11th, 2007

Today, I upgraded to version 4.2.0 of Cepstral’s voice “David”, which is used for synthesizing this weblog.

When listening to the blog entries now, some minor qualitiy improvements can be noticed, so the upgrade was worth spending some time on.

Enjoy the “new” David!

New Cepstral voices … 

March 21st, 2007

Cepstral has released a new version of all of their current voices.

Version 4.2.0 contains improvements in voice quality and design as well as some bugfixes. Go and download them here!

New plugin-version 1.2 

March 9th, 2007

Today, I updated the talkinGBlogs plugin to version 1.2! You can download it here.

The new version now supports all 3 default PERMALINK structures. Custom PERMALINKS are currently not supported because of audio file generation reasons.

Enjoy the new version of the plugin!