- Includes visible advertising for developer. Free limited to 10 concurrent chats.
Four interfaces - Bar, Chat, Shout and Mobile.
Implemented as a Web 2.0 application and hosted on our servers, BlastChat delivers fast and reliable communication solution to your website without heavy load on your server, without worries about bandwidth and with no system level administration needs on your end.
You do not have to be a computer programmer or system administrator to implement professional chat. BlastChat installs in minutes, requires no coding on your part and your chat rooms can be up and running TODAY!
BlastChat is the perfect solution for general community chatting, online moderated interviews or teaching sessions, customer support or any other use you might need, whether you need to communicate with a single person or hundreds.
More about BlastChat features can be found at our homepage.
(Editor's note is incorrect)
Banners/Ads - you can disable them with a simple click
Layout - that is correct, you do not have full control, but you can configure few things (we are working on "Custom menus"
Translation - there was option to do your Russian translation (we do not speak 100 languages to do it ourself). This option is not disabled as we are working on new way how translations are handled.
Yes, all links point to our server, so your server doe snot have to handle all that traffic, plus that is the whole purpose of chat hosting service.
- simple installation and setup - even for 1st timers = register an account(from your Joomla! admin), click a few radio buttons, save -> done)
- can use custom css to suite your site's look and feel
- rock solid
- extremely quick and doesn't lag
- developer is extremely prompt and helpful
- the fact that its sitting on your own server, means you don't need to worry about your own server load, server configuration, security etc - you can start using it right away
- FREE FREE FREE
But just curious, is it safe when the admin panel in my backend is framed directly to your server?
Yes, that frame in your admin backend requires same login procedure as directly on www.blastchat.com website.
It politely said it was for people having trouble editing files. It was for dummies like me, in this area. I'm rather bright otherwise.
Thanks for a great chatroom for my site. I hope you get tons of business/ads by it being there! I recommend it to anyone desiring a chatroom on their website. Your visitors will have a BLAST chatting!
It has all the features I need - installation was a breeze it uploaded and installed first time.
Unlike some I didnt find the configuration terribly easy ..... but then as I said I AM a neewbie - and i did find it ! So thats probably a credit to the designer :)
Personally I regret the lack of documentation - its not really needed I guess as the program is easy. But it would have made a big difference to my confidence in installing and configuring.
Although there are no docs I had a couple of questions - posted them in the support forum and got an answer from the developer same day ! Fantastic support especially as this software is provided free to the user!!!!
In terms of cosmetics the interface is fairly basic which seems to be a common thing but it does contain all the basics one really needs.
I would have no hesitation reccomending blast chat - if there is a better free / reasonably priced joomla chat component out there then I didnt find it !
The mere fact that you can disable access for guests makes your closed club site still closed, even if access is public. If you would only read service description.
I keep using phpopenchat... even if it is not integrated.
You could have read description and save yourself installation time. Either way, not everybody has a powerful server to accommodate resource hungry chat application (be aware that not properly configured server can be easily crashed by chat application).
At any given time throughout the day we have 20-50 members in the chat room constantly.
Thank you for this wonderful addon component to Joomla.
It is working very well so far. Plus it is fast for my site. Excellent! Good work guys!
I appreciate the hard work and the bandwidth given for this purpose. I am proud to have a link back to the creator's site, but users say the banner is too loud and distracting. It is the first extension that I have found with such a banner.
Even so, it does not keep me from using this well put-together component and module.
It's files are organized fairly well so you can quickly locate areas of code that you'd like to hack if you so desire.
And it's all FREE! The component, modules, and registration with BlastChat. Fabulous!
You can disable guest access, you can disable private messages, what other limits are needed for your child accessible site?