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.
In-page chat stacks the chats side by side in blocks, instead of in a vertical list. Very weird. Don't know if the premium is better, but not inspired to invest to find out.
This is not an easy product to use. It has hundreds of options and no tutorial. I emailed their customer service for help. Someone answered right away, then he disappeared for hours, leaving me stumped. In the meantime, something about the plugin didn't agree with my site and my site went down. I couldn't log in to the site or even see it. I called some tech people of mine, who had me call my host provider, who told me to get rid of the plugin. And so I did.
I paid for this plugin, and they won't refund it. Said I should have read the fine print. So I spent two days of my life fighting with this plugin, only to be told that they'd be happy to take more days of my life and help me figure out how to use it.
Plus, when you install chat, the WPMU-DEV dashboard plugin also installs, which constantly pops up ads everywhere. If you uninstall it, you can't install an update to the chat plugin.
A lovely product, I'm sure, but only for people who know how to write code and all that fancy stuff.
After running this for just a few hours, I found that wordpress admin pages took forever to do anything. I contacted my host and was told that I was "restricted" logged into Cpanel sure enough big red warning.
This is resource intense chat... not worth getting booted from the server or to get permanent throttling.
They say it's super easy and light... pfft... NOT
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