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Golos — Text-to-Speech Plugin for Joomla

Golos — Convert your text to human-like speech.

Golos Joomla plugin converts text on your Joomla site to speech. Select text and click “Speak It” to hear. Create lifelike interactions with your users.

The plugin uses Google Cloud Text-to-Speech technologies. It applies groundbreaking research in speech synthesis and Google’s powerful neural networks to generate high-fidelity audio.
Machine learning with artificial intelligence and your site will “speak” like humans.

Select from 200+ voices

Golos for Joomla offers a selection of 200+ voices across 30+ languages and variants. Pick the voice that works best for your visitors. New languages added regularly.
Here is a list of supported languages:

  • Afrikaans (South Africa)
  • Arabic (العربية)
  • Bengali (বাংলা)
  • Bulgarian (Български)
  • Catalan (Català)
  • Chinese (官话)
  • Czech (Čeština)
  • Danish (Dansk)
  • Dutch (Belgium)
  • Dutch (Nederlands)
  • English (Australian)
  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • Finnish (Suomi)
  • French Canada (Français)
  • French France (Français)
  • German (Deutsch)
  • Greek (Ελληνικά)
  • Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)
  • Hindi (हिन्दी)
  • Hungarian (Magyar)
  • Icelandic (Íslensk)
  • Indian English
  • Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Italian (Italiano)
  • Japanese (日本語)
  • Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
  • Korean (한국어)
  • Latvian (Latvietis)
  • Malay (Malaysia)
  • Malayalam (മലയാളം)
  • Norwegian (Norsk)
  • Philippines (Filipino)
  • Polish (Polski)
  • Portuguese Brazil (Português)
  • Portuguese Portugal (Portugal)
  • Punjabi (India)
  • Romanian (Română)
  • Russian (Русский)
  • Serbian (Cрпски)
  • Slovak (Slovenčina)
  • Spanish (Español)
  • Swedish (Svenska)
  • Taiwanese Mandarin (中文(台灣))
  • Tamil (தமிழ்)
  • Telugu (తెలుగు)
  • Thai (ภาษาไทย)
  • Turkish (Türkçe)
  • US Spanish (Hispanoamericano)
  • Ukrainian (Українська)
  • Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
  • Yue Chinese

Includes exclusive access to WaveNet technology

The plugin brings you exclusive multilingual access to DeepMind WaveNet voices that provide the most natural-sounding speech.

DeepMind has done groundbreaking research in machine learning models to generate speech that mimics human voices and sounds more natural, reducing the gap with human performance by 70%. Golos Joomla plugin offers access to 90+ WaveNet voices.

Easily integrates with existing Joomla Sites

The plugin supports any Joomla site or device. It works perfectly on PCs, tablets or smartphones. Just install the plugin on your website and your visitors will be able to listen to any content on it.

Powered by Google’s Cloud Text-to-Speech

Apply advanced deep learning neural network algorithms to synthesize text into a variety of voices and languages. Neural networks were built based on Google’s speech synthesis expertise.

Mute, pauses and SSML Support

Customize your speech with SSML tags that allow you to add pauses, numbers, date and time formatting, and other pronunciation instructions. Mute any part of content or add pauses of variable duration to your texts.

Speaking Rate Tuning

Golos plugin allows you to customize voice speaking rate to be 4x faster or slower than the normal rate.

Pitch Tuning

You can customize the pitch of selected voice, up to 20 semitones more or less than the default output.

Volume Gain Control

Increase the volume of the voice by up to 16db or decrease the volume up to -96db.

Monthly Free Tier from 1 to 4 million characters of text

Google Text-to-Speech API is priced monthly based on the amount of characters to synthesize into audio sent to the service. Note that Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) tags are included in the character count for billing purposes.

Feature Monthly free tier Paid usage
Standard (non-WaveNet) voices 0 to 4 million characters $4.00 USD / 1 million characters
WaveNet voices 0 to 1 million characters $16.00 USD / 1 million characters

Golos for Joomla Plugin Features

  • Compatible with the latest version Joomla 3.9+
  • Works well with all Joomla Templates
  • Simple and Easy installation
  • Fully Responsive Design.
  • Multi-languages Support.
  • RTL (right-to-left) languages Support. Golos supports middle eastern languages such as Arabic which are written predominantly right-to-left.
  • Vanilla JavaScript, without jQuery and other dependencies
  • Lightweight and Fast. All scripts are compressed to reduce HTTP requests. Size only 8,5 KiB.
  • Unlimited Colors. Settings allow creating your own style.
  • 200+ Google Cloud Text-to-Speech Voices
  • Clean and fresh looking.
  • W3C Valid HTML.
  • Compatible with all Modern Browsers
  • Well documented PHP and SASS files.
  • Detailed Users Manual and Documentation included.


Please note, Golos plugin for Joomla requires a valid Google Account for the correct works.

Golos Plugin require PHP 5.6+ to run properly. Just ask your host to upgrade your PHP to latest version. Joomla! and Golos runs perfectly with latest PHP 7.
We recommend PHP 7

What is included in package:

Golos plugin Package (Golos-v.x.x.x.zip)

Use this package to install Golos plugin on your current Joomla site.


Detailed documentation on how to configure and use this plugin.

Item Support: 6 months support by 42Theme

Item support includes:

  • All future updates made available for this item are included with purchase
  • Availability of the author to answer questions
  • Get assistance with reported bugs and issues
  • Help with included 3rd party assets

Item support does not include:

  • Customizations and installations

For more details, view the item support policy.

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Price $15
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Product Specifications

Last Update:
10 Feb 2022
9 Dec 2019
Software Version:
Joomla 3.x - 4.x
File Size:
2 MB
Files Included:
JavaScript JS, CSS, LESS, PHP
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