Chatroll Live Chat


Add live chat to your WordPress or BuddyPress sidebar, posts and pages. Chatroll can be fully customized to match your site’s design.

Plugin Highlights:

Easy to Install and Use

  • Persistent, real-time chat for your WordPress pages, posts or sidebar
  • One-line embed code install
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) for seamless WordPress and BuddyPress profile integration
  • Supports additional logins: Facebook, Twitter, Guest (anonymous)

Simple Design

  • Clean, clutter-free user interface
  • Install on posts and pages using the ‘chatroll’ shortcode
  • Install on your sidebar using the Chatroll widget
  • Customize colors, size and CSS to match your site’s design
  • Available in 11 languages

Moderation Toolbox

  • Moderation tools include: one-click message deletion, profanity filters, user banning and IP blocking
  • Add administrators and moderators
  • Robust private chat capabilities
  • Manual approval mode for Q&A
  • Pin status messages on top of the chat

Works Everywhere

  • Works on ALL browsers and devices, including mobile and desktop
  • HTML5 compatible – no Java or Flash necessary

Cloud Solution

  • All traffic hosted on Chatroll’s servers for rock-solid performance
  • On-demand scaling – Supports unlimited users in chat
  • Automatic version updates – no manual updates required


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Can I use more than one Chatroll widget in my site?

Yes, you can add as many Chatroll widgets as you want to your sidebar, posts and pages.

How can I add a Chatroll widget to a post or page?

Use the ‘chatroll’ shortcode anywhere in a post or page. Click here to create a Chatroll. Choose the “WordPress Self-Hosted” instructions to install the plugin and get a shortcode to paste in your post or page.

What are some ways I can use Chatroll?

Chatroll can be used in a wide variety of ways. Most commonly, it is used as a live chat for community-based sites. Here are a few common usages:

  • Live audio chat – Host a radio show and put a chat next to your audio / podcast stream
  • Live video chat – Host a video show and put a chat along side the video stream
  • Live blogging – Use Chatroll to live blog an event, such as a conference or news announcement
  • Community chat – Create a dedicated chat page for your site’s community
  • Topic based chat – Embed multiple chats, one for each topic
  • Private chat – Create a space for administrators, co-workers, or private groups to communicate


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  • Tested on WordPress 4.7


  • Add support for Ultimate Member plugin


  • Add support for WP User Avatar plugin
  • Tested on WordPress 4.6


  • Update readme.txt


  • Use PHP5-style constructor to fix warning on WordPress 4.3+


  • Improved BuddyPress avatar support
  • Tested on WordPress 4.4


  • Enable HTTPS/SSL by default


  • Tested on WordPress 4.3


  • Fixed readme.txt


  • Updated description and install instructions.


  • Improved Gravatar support. Removed Curl dependency.


  • Add support for Gravatars and local avatars.


  • Improved install instructions.


  • Improved widget instructions.


  • Chatroll API updates.


  • Added Chatroll SSO support.


  • Original Version.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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