Convoworks WP

Description

Convoworks WP enables you to publish your post based content to voice enabled devices directly from your WordPress website. It is based on the Convoworks, open source PHP framework for conversational service development. It is primarily used through GUI.

Convoworks works in a cross-platform manner. Right now we are focused mostly on the Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Google Assistant, Viber, FB Messenger and Web-chat are supported but in an experimental phase.

It is highly customizable meaning that you can add additional components, functionalities and even service templates through your plugin or theme.

Our conversation editor is truly unique on the market. Besides the powerful workflow components ecosystem, Convoworks editor describes conversation through some kind of sitemap making it easier to adopt for web developers.

Who can use this plugin and how?

  • Website owners – With the Convoworks you can create Alexa skills using the GUI only. Practically, any webmaster should be able to use it. For more advanced and complex services you might seek help from your usual WordPress developers.
  • Agencies – Convoworks is a rapid service development tool. Once you get familiar with it you will be able to deliver voice services to your customers at blazing speeds.
  • Plugin developers – Enhance your plugin with Convoworks custom package. Create specialized components that can utilize your specific data/services and make a couple of predefined service templates that would fit most common needs for your plugin users.

Registering your custom Convoworks package

If you plan to develop your custom Convoworks package you can register it from your theme or plugin like this

/**
 * @param Convo\Core\Factory\PackageProviderFactory $packageProviderFactory
 * @param Psr\Container\ContainerInterface $container
 */
function my_package_registrator( $packageProviderFactory, $container) {
    $packageProviderFactory->registerPackage( new Convo\Core\Factory\FunctionPackageDescriptor('\My\Namespace\MyPackageDefinition', 
        function() use ( $container) {
            return new \My\Namespace\MyPackageDefinition( $container->get( 'logger'));
        }));
}
add_action( 'register_convoworks_package', 'my_package_registrator', 10, 2);

Learn more – Basics

Learn more – Integrations

Roadmap

  • Voice search for frontend web
  • Advanced audio player navigation / commands
  • Frontend web chatbot
  • Package files – ability to deploy files inside component packages to be used in services (mp3 audio prompts, images …)

Screenshots

  • Connect your developer account
  • Start new service from a template
  • Workflow - read, process and failback phases of the single step
  • Workflow - IF element and working with parameters
  • Workflow - WP_Query configuration
  • Workflow - Custom step for looping the posts
  • Workflow - Reusable fragments
  • Releases and versions

Installation

If you are new with Alexa, we strongly suggest checking the Alexa skills basics article.

  1. Download and activate ‘Convoworks WP’ from the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress installation.
  2. Configure API access for Amazon Alexa at ‘Convoworks WP/Settings’. Find more at Amazon Alexa Configuration
  3. Create new Convoworks service (you can use one of provided templates)
  4. Enable testing for you new skill on Alexa Developer Console
  5. Enable your skill in your Alexa app (iOS, Android) or the Alexa web app – under ‘My skills/dev’

FAQ

Do I have to have smart speaker to use it

Not required, but it is desirable. You can test your services to some degree in Alexa GUI simulator and Alexa apps, but not all features are available as on real devices.

May I create Alexa skills which are not related to my website data

Yes. Convoworks is not tied to WordPress itself. You can create games for Alexa, fetch information from some external sources or feeds and expose as Alexa skill, whatever you want.

Can I create smart home Alexa skills?

No. We do not support smart home interfaces and we do not plan that in close future.

May I extend my plugin/theme with the Convoworks custom package

Yes. Even if it is a premium one.

Why would I create custom Convoworks package for my plugin/theme

You can create custom components and functions that will allow your conversation services to be simpler to manage.
Inside custom packages you can define service templates which will enable your users to have usable service in no time.

Reviews

يونيو 18, 2021
Great! I tried to create an Alexa skill once before and that was a painful experience. With the Convoworks it was completely different. I had my test skill on my Alexa in no time!
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Contributors & Developers

“Convoworks WP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.22.9

  • Added convoworks-simple-appointments package
  • Added new WP capability manage_convoworks to Administrator and Editor roles in order to access the Convoworks Plugin with the respective roles
  • Added default Alexa skill icons
  • Service template fixes
  • Fixed navigation resetting in WpQueryContext
  • Added two new catalog sources, one for WP posts, another for custom WP tables

0.22.8

  • Add support for Alexa In-Skill Purchases
  • Fixed issue with Alexa skill icon propagation
  • Other bug fixes

0.22.7

  • Fixed eventual conflicts with 3rd party plugin loaded libraries (e.g. Guzzle)
  • Settings page improvements
  • Display package information on the components
  • Other GUI improvements and fixes

0.22.6

  • Added WPDB Element, allowing users to directly manipulate WordPress database tables
  • Added Insert WP User Element
  • Added User Scope that enables to store parameters across all account’s devices
  • APL support
  • Basic visual elements switched to APL for Alexa devices

0.22.5

  • Added getting started page
  • Rework oauth for admin and end WP user account linking
  • Update properties of Insert Post Element

0.22.4

  • Added get_user_by() WordPress function to convo-wp-core package
  • Added WP Insert Post Element to convo-wp-core package
  • Added new WP_Query album mp3 source context for AudioIgniter Music Player and MP3 Music Player by Sonaar to convo-wp-plugin-pack package

0.22.3

  • Link account in Alexa skills with your WordPress users
  • Use Quiz And Survey Master for your trivia quiz voice app – new WP Plugin Pack components package

0.22.2

  • Fixes and improvements in the trivia package

0.22.1

  • Switch to bootstrap 4.x
  • Download service media from uploads dir

0.22

  • The first WordPress repository release
  • Link accounts for your WordPress users
  • Added Start Video Playback element
  • Improved intent and entity editors
  • Other fixes and improvements