This BuddyPress component adds chat functionality to Buddypress.
New Install or Upgrade
Just install from wordpress/wordpress mu or you can download to /wp-content/plugins as /wp-content/plugins/buddypress-ajax-chat/...
Last step A. log in as admin to wordpress/wordpress mu B. go to the plugins section to activate Buddypress Ajax Chat (bp-chat) C. Click on Activate Buddypress Chat sitewide for the bp-chat plugin D. Click on the Dashboard link to make sure the plugin is activated
Add your own theme configuration. A. Default comes with a facebookish color scheme. i. Just copy the themes/facebookish/buddypress-ajax-chat directory to your child theme
B. Or make your own css file called buddypress-ajax-chat/_inc/buddypress-ajax-chat.css
Configure site wide chat options: A. Log in as admin B. Click on Buddypress Dashboard C. Click on Chat Settings