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Google Talk Chatback Widget


Lets users on your blog chat with you live through Google Chatback. If you are offline it links to a contact form instead. Works great for live support or live help on your site!

This would not have been possible with out the Google Talk Status API in PHP here:

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  1. Upload the google-talk-chatback-wordpress-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In the ‘Widgets’ menu, place the GoogleChatback widget in the sidebar you would like it to appear
  4. Configure the Title, Chatback Hash and Contact URL attributes for the widget.


How do I change the images shown for online and offline status?

The images are located in the plugin folder (live-support.png and contact-us.png). Simply replace these images with whatever you would like to be shown. You must give the new images the same names.

For users of Adobe Photoshop I have included the PSD source files if you want to edit the icons.

Where can I get a Google Talk Chatback hash key?

Login to your Google account (Gmail account) and go to this site:

The hash key is the part between “tk=” and “&amp”. Simply copy and paste it into the “Chatback Hash” section of the widget.

What do I put in the “Contact URL” section of the widget?

Put the URL to your contact form that you have on your website (ie:

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“Google Talk Chatback Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First Release of the Google Talk Chatback WordPress Widget