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Skype Online Status

Unlimited, highly customizable and accessible (!) Skype buttons through widgets, post shortcode/quicktag and template tags.

NOTICE: the new Microsoft Live accounts (using "live:", "@hotmail.com" or "@live.com" in the Skype ID) are not supported due to lack of willingness by Microsoft to fix a parse error bug on the Skype online status server.

This WordPress plugin allows you to add one or multiple, highly customizable and accessible (!) Skype buttons to your site. You can pick any of the available Skype button themes that will show your online status and place them in your pages and posts content (with a neat little Skype quicktag button in the WYSIWYG editor), in your sidebar via widgets (unlimited number) or anywhere in your theme template files.

The Skype Status admin page and Skype Widget options are adequately annotated but there is also a Quick Guide section with lots of information on all the possible ways to get you blog Skyped. If you still cannot get it working the way you want to, find a Skype link to the developer on the Notes & Live Support section.

Button themes are mostly based on the themes you can find on [Skype's button wizard page http://www.skype.com/share/buttons/wizard.html "Skype buttons") but more feature rich, like showing your online status in the alt text of the image, more accessible (!) and much more customizable, like setting your own Status texts in your blogs language. Even a button to invoke normal phone calls or multichats or conference calls is possible!

Which version?

Older versions have been developed for WordPress 2.0+, 2.1+ and 2.3+ but with versions 2.6.x the main development focus was on WordPress 2.6. From version 2.6.9, WordPress 2.7+ is supported but support for below WordPress 2.2 has been dropped.

This plugin also has been tested and working fine on WPMU 2.7+.


Since version, Skype Online Status is ready for internationalization. Anyone who wants to contribute can do so by making a transation. Read [translation instructions http://svn.wp-plugins.org/skype-online-status/trunk/languages/language-support.txt "Skype Online Status translation instructions" (also included in the latest package) for more info.

New translations and their Authors will be mentioned here.


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Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9
Last Updated: 2014-4-16
Downloads: 128,892


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