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Neat Skype Status (Custom Images and AJAX)

Light and simple Skype Button plugin (w/ Official or your Skype Status Icons) in post/page/widget or floating. Skype Status updates without refresh.


  • New styles and buttons
  • New: Multiple skype buttons in widget - can be used like a web skype for your visitors.
  • New: Ability to customize widget style.
  • New: Never miss a contact - many buttons in one. Skype Button that changes automatically to display status for skype contact who is found online. This is useful if you have multiple people that visitors can contact - you can choose to display them all or have all in one.
  • New: You can choose an option to dynamically change the action of skype button according to your skype status (Call if Online, Chat if Busy, Leave voicemail if offline etc.)
  • New: Custom text tooltip for hover over button.
  • New: New admin interface with button icons previews while selecting skype icons theme. Setting floating skype button coordinates and transparency with sliders.
  • New: Ability to add image for hovering with mouse. So when you hover the image turns to something else.
  • New: Ability to use plain text to display skype status instead of icons.
  • Fix: Optimized AJAX system to be more effective.
  • All updates from v1

Download v2


  • Critical fix (adaptation to MS Skype API changes). Must do if you want the plugin to work!


  • I brought many improvements to v2 that I wanted to bring to v1 (see 1.3.0 bellow) but because of lack of time, couldn't do it! I'll do it in the future, meanwhile if you like v1 - donate something you can and get v2. Thanks.
  • Improvement: Now you can put only one or 2 images to theme folder and that will work.
  • Fix: some small bug fixes, including IE issues.


  • Small bug fixes


  • New: Improved performance and response time. Important update for high traffic websites and/or websites running on low resources servers. Now using wordpress transients to cache skype servers response.


  • New: status does not change if skype server times out or returns 'unknown' status. This makes it stable while skype servers are lagging.


  • Fixed bug that would make critical php error because of white space output before headers.
  • The the admin side is more neat now.


  • Fix: Now using wp_remote_get instead of fopen to get status. This allows to timeout request and send new one if skype servers are lagging.


  • Fix: Now works with MS Internet Explorer v7, v8 and v9
  • Fix: Works even if no settings are saved (does not throw PHP warnings)
  • Fix: Now version handling is done correctly and appropriate settings saved between updates.


  • New: New AJAX requests are now sent only after previous request is completed.
  • New: Put -1 for interval to disable AJAX calls (only one initial call will be made)
  • New: Option to remove settings after uninstall and better version management
  • Fix: Cosmetical fix for settings
  • Fix: If images for SkypeMe or Not available are not found - it falls back to online or away accordingly


  • Fix: html is not affected on each AJAX request - only when status changes (reduces flickering)
  • New: more skype status icons
  • More important settings are now on the top


  • Some bug fixes


  • New: option to preload skype button images to avoid flickering on first skype status changes after page reload
  • New: Skype CSS was simplified
  • New: All official I could produce on Skype website
  • New: Can choose initial image to load while loading page without


  • Readme changes.


  • Initial release.

1.3.0 (in development)

  • New: Custom text tooltip for hover over button. Default available for translation.
  • New: Translation ready! Now you can localize the plugin (including admin interface). Please send me translations to neatplugins@gmail.com and I will add it for everybody to use
  • Improvement: Only two images are required (1.png and 2.png), however putting at least one image in the theme folder will work. Names for images are also supported: unknown.png, offline.png, online.png, away.png, notavailable.png donotdisturb.png, skypeme.png

Requires: 2.9.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.0
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 700+


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