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Tutorial: How to connect the chat to your wordpress user accounts. (1 post)

  1. rdbeach
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    Posted 4 years ago #

    This tutorial describes how you can connect your users' wordpress accounts to the chat.

    In this mode of operation, when a user visits your site and logs in, they will be simultaneously signed in to the chat, with the same user name as their wordpress account.

    Please note that if you use this mode of operation there are no guest accounts. A user MUST sign in to your site in order to gain access to the chat. Thus, this mode is best suited to a larger site, where your visitors are accustomed to logging in. For a small site, with only a few visitors, I would recommend against using this mode.

    Also, this is only going to work if your user accounts are being managed by the default wordpress software. If you are using some other system of user registration and account management, it will not work.

    Ok, here are the steps that you must take to set up the link, you should already have FCChat Installed and running before proceding:

    1) Go to a page on your site and open the FCChat widget chat window. Sign in to the chat with your administrative account (your FCChat administrative account, not your wordpress administrative account).

    2) Click on your chat screen name and click 'mod' to go to the FCChat administration panel.

    3) Once in the administration panel, set the 'enableForumIntegration' tab to 'yes' and click 'Set'. A warning will appear, just click OK.

    4) Next click 'Reboot'. Wait about a minute for the chat to reboot itself.

    5) Next, you need to go to your wordpress plugins directory on your site and open up the FCChat config file with a text editor. The location of the file is as follows:

    wp-content/plugins/fcchat/config/config.js

    6)Find the variable forum_proxy and set it exactly as follows:

    forum_proxy: window["fc_chat_path"] + "proxies/fcchat_wordpress_proxy.php",

    7) Find the variable startText adn set it as follows:

    startText:"<b>To begin chatting, please log in. <a href='" + (window["fcp_path"] || "/FCChat/") + "html/ChatHelp.html'>Chat Help</a></b>",

    8) Now load up a page on your web site with your browser. You may have to refresh the page a couple of times in order your the new settings to 'catch'.

    9) Ok, your done!

    If you want to go back to the 'guest sign in mode', do the following:

    1) Log in to wordpress with your default administrative account. Go to a page on your site and open the FCChat widget chat window.

    2) Click on your chat screen name and click 'mod' to go to the FCChat administration panel.

    3) Once in the administration panel, set the 'enableForumIntegration' tab to 'no' and click 'Set'. A warning will appear, just click OK.

    4) Next click 'Reboot'. Wait about a minute for the chat to reboot itself.

    5) Next, you need to go to your wordpress plugins directory on your site and open up the FCChat config file with a text editor. The location of the file is as follows:

    wp-content/plugins/fcchat/config/config.js

    6)Find the variable forum_proxy and set it exactly as follows:

    forum_proxy: "",

    7) Find the variable startText adn set it as follows:

    startText:"To begin chatting, press the <b>Open Button.&nbsp;</b>",

    8) Now load up a page on your web site with your browser. You may have to refresh the page a couple of times in order your the new settings to 'catch'.

    9) Done!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fcchat/

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