Voice Search

Description

Allows visitors to search the site using their voice. Currently only supported by Chrome on both desktop and mobile. See this technical reference for more details.

See this blog post for further information about the plugin.

Screenshots

  • The microphone button added to the search form by the plugin.

Installation

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the entire /voice-search directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Voice Search through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Visit your website and start searching using your voice.

FAQ-e

Why is there no microphone button beneath the search form?

There could be many reasons for this:

  • You’re not Google Chrome (check out the browser support here)
  • Your theme doesn’t use the get_search_form() function properly. The plugin relies on the default search form markup
  • Your theme does some CSS things that prevents the microphone button from being displayed.

Does this plugin still allow users to type or does it entirely replace typing with voice search?

No, users are still able to type in the search box whatever they want. Voice search is just a nice addition.

How does it integrate with other search-enhancing plugins such as Relevanssi?

In my tests there weren’t any problems with other plugins like Relevanssi.

Reviews

07 May 2024 1 reply
I am working on a portal on the EU AI Act not at least for mobile use (similar to artificialintelligenceact.eu but better, haha). In the last three days I tested four different voice search tools (WP-Plugins). The only one that really convinced me was this one – the others were really disappointing although they are really (!) expensive … This one here works great on iphone with chrome & safari (last one is the better mobile experience because of security reasons). It works on Android, Mac & Windows with Chrome. There might be still some minor challenges with this plugin, ok. For example: In one of the js file were some styles that I could not overwrite in the beginning with customizer. After I removed the one or other “!important” in the stylesheet. Now it works great and I can display a secon searchfield in an accordeon too. Another issue was exact responsive positioning of the icon … ok, is still not working perfect e.g. after resizing a browser-window, but thats not really a problem. WP-Version is 6.5.2.
04 May 2023 4 replies
Great plugin for voice search. It also works perfectly in Greek. No training required, as with other voice searches. I tested it on a computer and on a mobile phone with male and female voices. It works immediately and understandably.But one very small problem I have is that the microphone graphic is black and the background color is dark gray as well. So it is not distinct. I tried to change the background in the search area, but it didn’t work. Any help on this?
09 October 2017
Hi ; there is an extra ‘Space’ in js file registration in plugin.php file at line 45. exactly before ‘.js’ at the end of line.
28 November 2016
@Pascal Birchler this plugin is Great for new 2016 SEO well done i install it in my site دليل الكويت
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Contributors & Developers

“Voice Search” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Voice Search” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.4.0

  • The search form now auto-submits after finishing speaking.

1.3.1

  • Removed some unwanted console messages.

1.3.0

  • Updated for WordPress 5.7 compatibility

1.2.1

  • Less patience for quicker feedback after speech input
  • Pressing enter now submits the form instead of triggering the microphone button

1.2.0

  • Improve compatibility with themes that initially hide the search forms
  • Update browser support info in the readme

1.1.0

  • Complete rewrite of the plugin
  • Improved theme compatibility

1.0.1

  • Improvement: Better theme compatibility

1.0.0

  • Initial release