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Neat Skype Status (Custom Images and AJAX)

Light and simple Skype Button plugin (w/ Official or your Skype Status Icons) in post/page/widget or floating. Skype Status updates without refresh.

Please send me any suggestions (bugs/features) here or in wordpress forums (don't forget to tag it so I receive notification)

Use the automatic installer from within the WordPress administration, or:

  1. Download the .zip file by clicking on the Download button on the right
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Upload the neat-skype-status directory to your plugins directory
  4. Go to the Plugins page from within the WordPress administration
  5. Click Activate for Neat Skype Status (Custom Images and AJAX)

After activation click Settings (or go Settings -> Neat Skype Status). Enter your skype name as a minimum requirement (other options are optional). Make sure you set your skype status visible on the web in your Skype settings (Menu: Skype -> Privacy...) the option "Allow my skype online status to be shown on the web"

Skype Custom Icons

Just follow the examples in wp-content\plugins\neat-skype-status\images folder - make a copy of a theme, rename it and replace the images with your own .png images.

Some of the statuses are not anymore used by latest skype, but it still works if you manage to set your status to one of non-available statuses (with old skype version). If you want to reduce the number of statuses even futher - you can make a couple of copies of the same icon with different numbers in name.

Skype Button Style v1

Edit css/sci-style.css

There are 3 different styles for your skype buttons: floating skype button, skype widget or shortcode. It's pretty much self explanatory (I left some comments there for you as a gift). If you don't know how to use CSS - let me know what you need and I will add it to skype css as commented text.

Skype Button Style v2

  • Non permanent way: in wordpress admin go to Plugins -> Editor and select Neat Skype Status plugin on top-right corner: select one of the styles and edit it, save. When you update the plugin - changes will be deleted!
  • Permanent: Using FTP open plugin directory wp-content/plugins/neat-skype-status/css and make a copy of the stylesheet that you would like to modify.

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Status in plain text how-to v2

  • Non permanent way: in wordpress admin go to Plugins -> Editor and select Neat Skype Status plugin on top-right corner: select neat-"skype-status/texts/simple.txt" and edit it, save. When you update the plugin - changes will be deleted!
  • Permanent: Using FTP open plugin directory wp-content/plugins/neat-skype-status/texts, make a copy of simple.txt and rename it. Change the text inside the file to what you want.

Then use shortcode [skype theme="yourtextfile.txt"] in post/page or with php

Download v2

Shortcode options v2

Shortcode example: [skype skypename="neatplugins" visible_name="Neat Skype Status" action="call"]

skypename - skypename to check visible_name - name that appears when hovered action - action to take. You can also use special action "map" to be able to change action by changing your status

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Skype Status Admin Settings

  • Skype name - your skype nickname that is shown in header of you skype application (not your visible name)
  • Floating skype status - skype button that floats on the left side of your website, but it can also be set to float anywhere else by editing the style files.
  • Initial skype status check - I recommend this unticked because it can slow down your website if skype online status service is lagging (which it does often)
  • Skype status update interval - It will send request to skype servers to update the status - the more often the quicker will be your Skype button refresh after you change your skype status
  • Skype button click action - what you want skype to do when user clicks on the skype button: call, chat etc. In v2 choose special action "Map to status" to be able to change action dinamically from your Skype
  • Skype theme for icons - your skype status image set, can be chosen between official ones, some that I have made for you or you can upload your own (see next section)

Requires: 2.9.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.0
Last Updated: 2012-12-20
Downloads: 24,972

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