This plugin offers a faster way to load the Zendesk Chat Widget than the standard Zendesk Chat Plugin. Optimizes the page load speed. Quick and easy to implement. Make your website faster loading Zendesk Chat widget this way!
Once your webpage is called, the Zendesk Chat Widget will be loaded directly via API with a slight time delay. This frees up blocked loading time so that the webpage fully loads first. This greatly enhances the applicable SEO page speed metrics as the standard Zendesk Chat plugin requires too much time to load a website fast.
The time delay is defined as follows:
- Webpage is loaded but left still – The Zendesk Chat Widget will wait for minimum 10 seconds before loading and opening.
- Webpage is loaded and scrolled upon – The Zendesk Chat Widget will wait for 3 seconds before loading and opening.
- The Settings of the Plugin allow you to increase the 10 second delay further if needed
This plugin also provides a Zendesk Chat Settings Page located on your WordPress Dashboard > Settings. Simply follow the instructions to enter your Zendesk Chat API Key and you are done. Quick and easay to implement.
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Install and Activate the plugin
Go to Settings > Zendesk Chat Settings
Enter your Zendesk Chat API Code
Do I still need to install the original plugin from Zendesk?
No, you only need our plugin installed and activated on your website to use the Zendesk Chat Widget.
Where can I ask for help?
You may contact our Support at anytime.
Contributors & Developers
“Widget for Zendesk Chat via API” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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1.12.1 – November 22, 2022
- Folder structure improvements
- Source code improvements
- Wording improvements
- General bug fixes
1.8 – July 8, 2022
- Configurable delay time
1.7 – March 29, 2022
- Fixed PHP Warning
1.6 – March 21, 2022
- Plugin description updated
1.3 – March 02, 2022
- Bug Fix *
1.2 – March 02, 2022
- Updated release for documentation and wording *
1.0 – March 01, 2022
- Widget for Zendesk Chat via API Released*