Live chat software with real-time visitor monitoring for your WordPress site! Live chat with your visitors using a clean and easy-to-use interface.
Follow our quick installation video tutorial or the Installation tab of this page.
Yes, our live chat software easily installs with WooCommerce sites. Install and activate the plugin from within your WordPress/WooCommerce admin panel for the chat button to appear on your site.
Watch our video tutorial to learn how.
The Chat ID is the unique identifier for your particular live chat widget. Your live chat widget won't display on your WordPress website unless you have a Chat ID entered on the settings page. You will receive this ID via email upon registering with Formilla.com via the Formilla Chat link on your WordPress admin panel.
Access your wordpress admin panel and select the Formilla Chat link to access your Formilla.com Live Chat account. Upon logging in, navigate to your live chat widget's Advanced Options by selecting from the menu as follows: Select Widgets from the live chat dashboard menu, then select the edit icon of your chat widget. You can modify the hours of operation from the Widget Details tab.
Yes, the Email Notifications option is enabled by default for every Formilla.com Live Chat widget you create. Removing the email address(es) on the Advanced Options tab of the live chat widget configuration page disables the feature. Alternatively, you may add additional email recipients by simply comma-separating each email address. You can respond to emails using your preferred email client, or directly from the Formilla.com Customer Inbox help desk.
If you're using the Live Chat web interface, it behaves just like any chat client; you must login to Formilla.com (the chat client) via your WordPress Admin Panel --> Formilla Chat menu item, or directly at Formilla.com in a new browser window. Once you've logged in and navigated to the Live Chat dashboard (Dashboard from the main menu), you're considered online and ready to accept chats. Ensure your live chat status indicator says Online in the header bar, of course. If you log off, your button will go to offline mode and display "Email us". If you're using our iPhone/Android apps or Google Talk instead of the live chat web interface, simply log in to your preferred chat client for either service and Formilla.com will recognize you're online and display "Chat with us" after a few seconds.
If you are currently not available online to chat, just sign out of your Formilla.com Live Chat account or change your status to "Offline" from "Online" in the menu bar, and you will not receive any live chats during this time. We took a very simple approach to appearing online versus offline for live chat. If you are using Google Talk via Formilla.com Live Chat instead, simply sign out of your preferred client and Formilla.com will automatically update your status.
Yes. Access your wordpress admin panel and select the Formilla Chat link to access your Formilla.com Live Chat account. Upon logging in, navigate to your live chat widget's Advanced Options by selecting from the menu as follows: From the live chat dashboard, select Widgets to customize your chat widget settings, then select the edit icon of your widget and uncheck the Active Widget option on the Widget Details tab. This will simply hide the live chat button from your wordpress site. Once ready, just check the same box and save for the button to re-appear.
Note: Google has announced that Google Talk is being retired soon. These intructions are being preserved for accounts which still contain the Google Talk option. Start with our Google Talk setup video to get started. Setup Google Talk by accessing your Formilla.com Live Chat account and navigate to Agents and select the edit icon for the appropriate account. Under the Chat Client dropdown, choose Gtalk and provide your Chat User Name. Upon saving, you can log into your Google Talk chat client and you'll notice multiple Formilla.com chat bot invitations. You will need to accept the chat invitations to start using your chat client with Formilla.com. Once you accept the invitations, your chat button should turn to "Chat with us" after a few moments. If you log off from your client, the button will automatically recognize you are no longer available and change to "Email us".
Yes. Simply access your WordPress admin panel and select the Formilla Chat link to access your Formilla.com Live Chat account. You can also access your Formilla Live Chat account outside of WordPress by going directly to Formilla.com. Upon logging in, navigate to your live chat widget's Advanced Options tab by selecting from the menu as follows: Select Widgets from the live chat dashboard menu to modify your live chat widget's settings. Select the edit icon of your chat widget and check the 'Enable Auto Display' field to configure proactive live chat from the Advanced Options tab.
Yes. To enable this setting, login to your Formilla Live Chat account and navigate to your live chat widget's Advanced Options by selecting from the menu as follows: Select Widgets from the live chat dashboard menu, then select the edit icon of your chat widget and enable the "Require visitors to enter email before starting a chat" setting in the Advanced Options tab.
Yes. Use our mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices (Premium packages only) or mobile chat clients (e.g. Trillian) for use with Google Talk to chat from your mobile phone on the go! For those using the live chat web interface, it is currently not optimized for chat from your mobile phone. We have plans on introducing mobile support in the near future.
To end a live chat session, simply send ~end via your Google Talk chat client. It's important to end chats upon completion to ensure your chat queue can receive new chats as they may arrive at any time while you're online.
Google Hangouts is different from Google Talk. Unfortunately Google Hangouts will not work via Formilla.com Live Chat. You can either revert back to Google Talk or use our alternative Live Chat web interface. If you're using Google Talk and you're still not able to receive/send messages, please make sure you don't have the Hangouts plugin/extension installed in Chrome either, since it will conflict with Google Talk.
Yes. Our free live chat package can be configured with any smart phone or tablet using Google Talk to send and receive chats. Note: Google plans to retire Google Talk at some point in the near future in favor of Google Hangouts. Hangouts unfortunately does not work with 3rd party chat software such as Formilla Live Chat.
Formilla Live Chat will pop-up the live chat window to the corresponding visitor of your web site after a few seconds or on the next page load.
Check out our real-time visitor monitoring video for a short tutorial of the functionality.
Yes. Start by logging in to your Formilla Live Chat account and navigate to the Advanced Options tab of your live chat widget's settings. You can then modify the 'Request Chat Text' from the current default message and save the changes.
Yes. Currently the real time visitor monitoring/tracking feature of Formilla Live Chat is a Premium Solo or Premium account offering only.
No. You will see the data automatically refresh the user information every few seconds to show you the latest visitors on your web site, what page they're currently on, how long the user has been on your web site, whether they are new or returning, and more.
At the 1st of every month, the total count of chats/emails is set to 0 for all standard free live chat customers. Each chat conversation counts as 1 chat, as does every offline email submission you receive. Formilla.com will send you an email once you reach 20 or more chats in a month, and another email once you've reached 30.
Yes. Our standard free live chat customers can enjoy the Help Desk feature absolutely free! You can read and respond to offline emails, view chat history, add private notes to chat conversations or emails, search, and more!
Yes. The desktop notifications feature works with the standard free live chat or premium package and can be enabled from within your Formilla.com account, under My Account or by clicking the Alerts icon in the bottom left corner of the live chat dashboard menu. Desktop notifications work with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari at this time.
Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 9,000+
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