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Simple Ajax Chat

Displays a fully customizable Ajax-powered chat box anywhere on your site.

Simple Ajax Chat makes it easy for your visitors to chat with each other on your website. There already are a number of decent chat plugins, but I wanted one that is simple yet fully customizable with all the features AND outputs clean HTML markup.

Check out the Live Demo of Simple Ajax Chat »

Core Features

  • Designed to be the simplest possible persistent chat
  • Works with all mobile devices (iPhone, Android, et al)
  • Ajax goodness loads new chats without refreshing the page
  • Allow anyone to chat or restrict chat to logged-in users
  • Display chat messages in ascending or descending order
  • Works great even when JavaScript is not available
  • Option to play sound alert for chat messages
  • Display the chat box in multiple locations
  • Display chat form easily via shortcode
  • Automatic smileys supported :)
  • Strong anti-spam filters

Form Features

  • Clean markup makes it easy to style the appearance as desired
  • Includes default CSS styles and enables custom CSS via settings
  • Includes complete map of all available CSS hooks
  • Display form on any Post or Page with the SAC Shortcode
  • Display form anywhere in your theme with the SAC Template Tag
  • New chat messages fade-in with custom duration and color
  • Links included in chats include _blank target attributes
  • Timestamp for each chat message included in markup

Settings Features

  • Plug-n-play functionality, no configuration required
  • Lots of settings available to customize every detail
  • Super-slick toggling settings screen keeps it simple
  • Built-in control panel to edit and delete chats
  • Built-in blacklist to ban specific phrases from chat
  • Option to use logged-in username as the chat name
  • On-demand restoration of all default settings
  • Automatically clear chats at set time interval

Customize Everything

  • Set custom limit on the number of chat messages
  • Set custom limit on the length of each chat message
  • Option to require login/registration to participate
  • Option to enable/disable URL field for usernames
  • Option to use textarea for larger input field
  • Customize the update interval for the Ajax-requests
  • Customize the fade-duration for new chat messages
  • Customize the intro and outro colors for new chats
  • Customize the default message and admin name
  • Customize the appearance with your own CSS
  • Option to enable/disable custom styles
  • Option to load the JavaScript only when chat box is displayed
  • Options to add custom content to the chat box and chat form
  • Alternate audio clips available to customize the alert sound
  • Action and filter hooks provided for advanced customization

Plus much more! :)


Simple Ajax Chat supports translation into any language »

Requires: 4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.3
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


4.5 out of 5 stars


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