Skype Legacy Buttons
[Plugin: Skype Online Status] Testing Status (2 posts)

  1. Shannon W
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Great plugin but I need to modify a little and looking for guidance.

    I really like the button "My Status (big classic)" as it clearly indicates whether we are online or not.

    Problem is, I want to also offer the option of "chat" which can only be achieved with Multiple buttons which is not usable either (too much clutter)

    I found the "Transparent Dropdown" which is almost perfect BUT it doesn't show status.

    I see three options but don't know if they can be achieved and want some opinions or feedback:

    1. Use Transparent Dropdown with a text rider below "Status: {status}" - THis is ok but I want to change the font colour depending on status - can this be achieved?
    2. My Status + Mulitiple Status Classic - THis is ok but adds too many buttons - can this be used selctively? i.e. I only want to display "chat with me" additional button
    3. Mt Status Big Classic - but I want to add the option of "Chat with me" as well...

    Any suggestions on best implementation?

  2. RavanH
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    There are many routes you can take here...

    The simplest would be to use TWO widgets (or post shortcodes) below each other. One with the My Status image and one that has a Chat image.

    Another option could be to use the My Status button but give it the default function "Chat" instead of "Call" so that user clicking it will get a chat window instead of immediately starting a IP call.

    Or... more advanced... you can modify any button template to your liking at the bottom of the Skype Status settings page. It will take a little study to figure out what code to use (read the Quick Guide page) but it might get you the closest result to what you actually want. TIP: Choose/activate a template that comes closest to what you want and start from that. You can use code from one template to blend into another one and create your own "fusion" :)

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