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Google Talk Widget

Description

** Note to previous users of 1.0: ** This is essentially a new plugin. The old chat badge can be added to your sidebar by copy and pasting google’s badge code into a normal text widget.

Using Google Talk, you can now simulate a professional live chat system on your website! This plugin allows further flexibility over Google Talk by allowing customizeable online/offline status badges, as well as wrapping the chat window in a smooth overlay effect, avoiding the need for ugly popups.

New features in 2.0:

  • Multi-account fallback (when one goes offline, another available account will be used).
  • Google Talk client is wrapped in a overlay widget.
  • AJAX online status checking – visitors don’t need to refresh the page when you come back online.
  • Customizeable online and offline icons
  • Customizeable link for offline clicks (e.g. your contact form)
  • Template tag and shortcode available
  • Online status caching for higher traffic volumes.

See also:

  • Google Talk http://talk.google.com/
  • Google Talk Chatback http://www.google.com/talk/service/badge/New

Screenshots

  • Various settings to customize your chat widget and options for more than one account.

  • Smooth overlay effect displaying the user chat client.

  • Customizable chat buttons.

Installation

  1. Upload wp-googletalk-widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use WordPress ‘Widgets’ menu to add new widget onto the website

FAQ

Q: Will the entire thing work with Google Apps for Domain

A: If you can create a badge here (http://www.google.com/talk/service/badge/New) then yes.

Q: Im testing
Need signup for gmail for use this plugin?

A: You don’t need “gmail” but you do need a google account to receive messages from visitors. You donít need as a visitor.

Q: Is this one with one chat or it can be many ppl inside one chat?

A: This instant messaging chat is one visitor and the one who hosts website (talkback badge owner). If there are 2+ visitors, the chat owner sees independent windows for every visitor, so vistors cant see each other.

Q: Is there any way for you to see who contacts you?

A: No, visitors are totally anonymous in the chat

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

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

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