Add live chat to your WordPress or BuddyPress sidebar, posts and pages. Chatroll can be fully customized to match your site’s design.
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)
- 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 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 on ALL browsers and devices, including mobile and desktop
- HTML5 compatible – no Java or Flash necessary
- 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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- Create a Chatroll account.
- From your Chatroll Dashboard, click the Create a new chat button.
- Copy the embed code provided, and paste it in any post/page using the HTML editor.
- Publish the post/page and refresh to see the chat.
It’s that simple!
For WordPress or BuddyPress profile integration, click the WordPress Self-Hosted icon and follow the instructions.
- Download and extract the plugin
- Upload the
chatroll-live-chatdirectory to your
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Create a Chatroll account. From your Chatroll Dashboard, create a new chat and choose the “WordPress Self-Hosted” instructions to add Chatroll to your sidebar, posts and pages.
- 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
Chat works great! Easy to install and I like that it’s a persistent chat on my site. Good range of customization options too.
Perfect for my needs.
free version runs on 3rd party servers
no control at all
a privacy nightmare for you and your visitors
Contributors & Developers
“Chatroll Live Chat” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- 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.