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Simple Ajax Chat

Simple Ajax Chat displays a fully customizable Ajax-powered chat box anywhere on your site.

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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.

Features

  • Strong anti-spam filters
  • Plug-n-play functionality
  • Designed to be the simplest possible persistent chat
  • No configuration required, just include shortcode or template tag
  • Display on any post or page with the shortcode
  • Display anywhere in your theme template with the template tag
  • Includes default CSS styles and enables custom CSS from the settings
  • JavaScript/Ajax goodness loads new chats without refreshing the page
  • Also works when JavaScript is not available on the user's browser
  • Clean markup makes it easy to style the appearance as you please
  • New chat messages fade-in with custom duration and color
  • Includes manage-chats panel for editing and deleting chats
  • Links included in chats include _blank target attributes
  • Includes complete map of all available CSS hooks
  • Includes built-in banned-phrases list
  • Automatic smileys supported :)
  • On-demand restoration of all default settings
  • Super-slick toggling settings page
  • Option to play sound alert for chat messages
  • Timestamp for each chat message
  • Display chat messages in ascending or descending order
  • NEW: option to use logged-in username as the chat name

Customize everything

  • 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
  • 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 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 the chat box is displayed
  • Add custom content to the chat box and chat form
  • Built-in control panel to edit and delete chats
  • Built-in blacklist to ban specific phrases from the chat

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.2
Last Updated: 2015-5-8
Active Installs: 1,000+

Ratings

4.6 out of 5 stars

Support

2 of 5 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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