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  • Resolved Matoca


    I have installed this in the plugin directory and activated it.

    I want to have this chat only inside the WordPress dashboard page for moderators. I opened the directory on the server under wp-admin and there are many directories with many files underneath. Which one would be the correct one?

    Once I get that file open is there some particular place on the page to past this shortcode [sac_happens]?

    I am used to working with HTML but not with the PHP structure of WP so I could use a bit of advice.
    Thank you

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  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Once I get that file open is there some particular place on the page to past this shortcode [sac_happens]?

    ..which file..? In general you should not modify any WP core files, which includes all of the files/folders in the /wp-admin/ and /wp-includes/ directories.

    As explained in the plugin’s readme.txt, the SAC shortcode will work in any post or page, and the template tag will work in any theme template file. It’s not designed to work outside of those locations.

    I don’t want the chat on any other page than the dashboard. How do I do that?

    You make it sound so foolishly simple but of course I wouldn’t just throw it onto any page in the wp directory. I’ve searched the Editor files in the dashboard of the theme but nothing strikes me as “admin dashboard.”

    I have looked at the source page for the dashboard in firebug, so if this were HTML, I would probably know where to put a shortcode like this.

    I want it hidden inside the dashboard. I’ve already tried two plugins that were designed to do this, but they slowed the blog down a lot. I thought your plugin would do that. It appears that it isn’t going to work either.

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    It sounds like you know what you’re doing.. and yes you are correct, SAC does not display inside the WP Admin Area. I’ve seen other plugins that should help. Good luck.

    I think I have figure this out. The shortcode can only go into a post or page? I made a private page and put the code in there. It works fine and seems a bit faster than the other plugins I tried. I run a bbPress public forum but trying to chat with the moderators in the private forum was painfully slow, I think this will work well enough, although the dashboard would be a better place for it.

    My goal is to get away from those other plugins, they were slowing down the blog a great deal and two of them haven’t been attended to by the developers in a long time. I have searched extensively for admin chat plugins, but it doesn’t seem to be a very popular idea for a plugin.

    It appears that you have made sure your plugin is lean, quick and that you keep it updated. Thank you!

    I set up a private link to the page in Links and then put the link widget in the footer. The link doesn’t open the chat unless you are logged in.

    I did try to upload a sound to the server and changed the file name to msg.mp3. But it still sounds like someone muttering and not a “ding” sound. What have I done wrong?

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