While testing with a couple of user I observed slow down of server due to - I suppose - many AJAX requests.
Tested in a VPS with only 1 user connected, imagine what would happen on an active website with a few users connected at the same time. I didn't have this problem with other chat plugins tested in the exact same environment.
It will eventually take your website down, eat all your hosting resources and it will cause problems with your hosting provider.
It's a self-inflicted DDoS.
wpmudev has outdone themselves here again.
my only gripe is that the plugin seems a bit overwhelming initially because it is "overflowing with features !!!"
with their above excellent support and reading through the plugins "Usage" page (wpmudevs documentation) i realised this is the only chat plugin required for any purpose. BuddyPress group chat, wp admin chat, front end chat, embed in a page chat, you name it it has it together with customisations galore.
congrats once again wpmudev !!!
Highly configurable and very reliable.
Thanks for all your hard work guys.
You gotta go pro :-)
I read all of the reviews from 2014 and am reluctant to install. Have there been any improvements to, or replacements for this product?
la verdad esta muy sencillo y pues el full muy caro es casi pagar otro hosting
If you are going to use this plugin... I would have to say that you need to be on a VPS or Dedicated Server.. A shared hosting platform is not good for real time activities such as chat... This is not a developer problem, but a server issue... This is much like loading video and audio files on your website. If you are not on a dedicated or VPS server you will have server overload problems... Upgrade your server or don't use this plugin...
I had to remove this plugin after I received this from my host:
I am writing to inform you that your ChatLite plugin has been deactivated. The plugin has an action that hits admin-ajax incessantly, which caused the server load to spike. The high load contributed to slower performance on your site and on other sites on the server. To prevent any further performance issues or downtime, we went ahead and deactivated the plugin.
The lines of code that are causing this issue can be found here:
58: ‘action': ‘chatProcess’,
144: ‘action': ‘chatProcess’,
126: add_action( ‘wp_ajax_chatProcess’, array( &$this, ‘process’ ) );
127: add_action( ‘wp_ajax_nopriv_chatProcess’, array( &$this, ‘process’ ) );
(In chat.js and chat.php files on lines 58 and 144/ 126 and 127 respectively)
We suggest looking for a plugin that might meet the same needs but is better optimized by not hitting admin-ajax so intensely. If you have any other questions about this, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Apparently, it doesn't work with latest version of wordpress.
There's no way to send the message. Clicking on emoticons also does nothing.
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