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Javascript Chat for WordPress


wp_jschat is chat plugin for wordpress based on Javascript/Ajax that can be used in page with shorttags or as a shoutbox.
wp_jschat is multichannel and you may add as many chats as you need in your pages.
It has been develop to make an exemple of wordpress plugin in a whole french tutorial about developping wordpress plugin


  • The shoutbox
  • Chats inside topic placed with markup


This section describes how to install the wp_jschat and make it working.


  1. Upload the folder wp_jschat to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. that’s it 🙂


How to add the shoutbox ?

Simply Add the chat widget in your sidebar

How to add a channel ?

Use the form in admin pannel to add your channel, alls channels are listed there.

How to add a chat in my page ?

Use the [wpjschat] bbcode as follow :
[wpjschat channel=”CHANNEL_ID“]Default text[/wpjschat] ie :
[wpjschat channel=”1”]Default text[/wpjschat]

Can i add my own smileys ?

Not at this time.


Cool plugin

I like it, it’s simple, basic and straight to the point, well, too simple but better than other plugins, i hope you add more stuff to it, like; Height and width, pop up, stuff like that.

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Contributors & Developers

“Javascript Chat for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First release


  • Fix bug path


  • Update for last wordpress version
  • Fix prepare() method second argument
  • Fix channel admin that was not working in lastest wordpress version


  • Fix Autoscroll (/kiss nitrou26)
  • Fix version number