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Javascript Chat for WordPress

wp_jschat is chat plugin for wordpress based on Javascript/Ajax that can be used in page or as a shoutbox.

3 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Works in 3.9.1
By , for WP 3.9.1

Here are my + and -.

+ Nice looking, simple.
+ Fast responsive with ajax.
+ Nice code that I can understand to modify so it works best for me.
+ Flexible size for bottom or side-widgets.

- French UI for settings, but there really not much to set. Only one "channel" seems to work. I do not know if you need to give it a name. If you do it will not be seen in the administration panel.
- Many calls to the server. After a call it sleeps for 500ms, then updates again. I changed that in the javascript file on my server (telder.com) so it will be longer between the calls if noone chats.
- Not possible to add more smileys without altering the php code and naming of your smileys.
- Only a few messages shown at start (I do not yet know how to change that)
- No timestamp visible, but saved in the database. (would be great to see while hovering over a message)
- No option to let only logged in persons chat. Perhaps just me wanting that. :) (I made it myself by just removing the input for others)

I like it alot.

3 stars
best chat plugin
By ,

I am happy with this small chat plugin because I have tested many others.

unfortunately this tool is in french. for the admin options it is no problem because I speak french, but my users do not. so it would be nice to get a german localization.

furthermore I miss two elementary features: making a sound when a new line is entered and a list of online people.

3 stars
Works, but UTF-8...
By , for WP 3.5

We want UTF-8!!

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