Author Chat

Description

Author Chat is an internal chat that let your authors (users with access to admin panel) to chat with each other. It is easy to use. All chat data is stored in database. You can also configure how many days chat history should be stored in database, change the interval time for the verification of new messages, show or hide our name in the messages and many more.

You can also download Author Chat client for Android, and run chat on your smartphone. App is available here: Google Play

Big thanks to Pablo Custo for contributing.

If you wish to translate plugin, just add your translation file to /lang/ folder.

Screenshots

  • Author Chat - stretched window on the right side.
  • Author Chat - stretched window on the right side of WYSWIG editor.
  • Author Chat - dedicated view.
  • Author Chat - dashboard view.
  • Author Chat - options and smaller chat window.

Installation

  1. Upload the zip to ‘plugins’ directory
  2. Unzip (steps 1 and 2 can also be performed automatically)
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Plugin is visible in a dashboard

Or just add .zip file as a new plugin in your WordPress administration panel.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the zip to ‘plugins’ directory
  2. Unzip (steps 1 and 2 can also be performed automatically)
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Plugin is visible in a dashboard

Or just add .zip file as a new plugin in your WordPress administration panel.

Reviews

Purchased the premium no support

You can not use the smaller chat window unless you pay for the premium. The price was right so I purchased it. When I went to activate the smaller chat window it prompted me again to pay for premium to use that feature. There were no prompts or instructions on how to activate the premium feature after you have paid. I have sent emails and even opened a ticket on paypal but have yet to receive any response. There doesn’t seem to be any support available for this product. At this point I am feeling like I have been scammed.

Great plugin but it would be A LOT better if …

… You add the possibility to chat within any page inside the admin.

Like keeping the chat toggle at the bottom of the screen while navigating inside the admin. A dashboard tab is a bit limited in regards to communication between authors.

Similar to the front-end classic chat systems but within the admin.

Looking forward to see this!

Thanks a lot!

Just about perfect!

Love this plugin, makes it very easy to collaborate regarding changes on the site. Just one feature I would love to have added – email notification of new messages. It would be great if it could be a choice for each user, too. But that’s not a deal killer – still a great little plugin! Thanks so much for your hard work in coding and sharing it with us!

feature request

Nice plugin overall. Just some few features request.

  1. Add option to ban a specific user from chat for specific period of time (irrespective of his/her role)
  2. Add option to put chat feature on hold for specific time so that nobody will be able to text in that time
  3. Make chat UI more user-friendly. Like you can see WhatsApp smartphone chat app for instance
  4. Add option to choose between ‘display name’ or ‘username’ or ‘both’ at the place of username of sender

Please consider adding these features. This plugin has no comparison so far though 😉

Thanks

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Contributors & Developers

“Author Chat” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Author Chat” into your language.

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Changelog

1.7.5

  • Author Chat for Android – code optimization so you can send messages from smartphone

1.7.0

  • Now you can download Author Chat client for Android from Google Play
  • WordPress 4.8 compatibility

1.6.0

  • Bug fix
  • Final 1.6.0 version

1.5.9

  • Lot’s of changes (!big thanks to Pablo Custo for his very hard work on this version!)
  • Now you change the interval time for the verification of new messages from the AC Settings (1 to 10 secs).
  • Incorporate the differentiation of nicknames by colors in their names as does WhatsApp.
  • Possibility to show or hide our name in the messages (AC Settings).
  • Big change of the chat window style.
  • Code optimization.

1.5.1

  • Now chat can be visible everywhere (in small draggable window), so you can chat within any page inside the admin

1.4.3

  • Updated for WordPress 4.7 (replaced deprecated get_currentuserinfo function by wp_get_current_user)

1.4.1

  • Support for language files (now you can translate plugin via e.g. Poedit, just add your translation file to /lang/ folder)
  • Polish translation included

1.4.0

  • Simple fix – compatibility with custom user roles
  • Now you can choose how to display the authors: by Login or by Name

1.3.0

  • Now you can restrict access to Author Chat and exclude Editor, Author, Contributor or Subscriber

1.2.0

  • In settings you can delete chat history

1.1.0

  • Added information about new messages: number of messages in browser tab title and sound signal

1.0.0

  • Bugfix: now plugin supports servers with <5.5 PHP version

0.9.9

  • Initial Release