Simple, clean and easy to use graphical user interface. Chat and private messages system. Variable chat window height.
# Fully customizable templates(CSS).
# Multiple language translations.
# Chat in multiple rooms. Unlimited number of chat-rooms.
# Server time offset.
# Using pure http or https, with no firewall issues for your chatters.
# Jomsocial/Community Builder/Gravatar integration.
# Public and private messages in chat.
# Clear messages from the screen.
# Support Jomsocial 2.X/3.X
# Support Joomla! 2.X/3.X
A guy from the support, even helped me with my template CSS rollover.
Great support, the software makes fun to use, and we are looking forward to a bigger community :-)
Thank you x5soft!
I had a small conflict with it on my site, but the developer logged in and corrected everything very quickly. His support was by far the best support I have seen out of the many, many, extensions I have tried. X5 chat is certainly one of the most fun parts of my site now.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful module and for all your help after purchase!
Support asked for super-user-account and installed two dangerous tools in joomla which caused big problems. But no apologize about this. The problems must be solved by myself. Now, not more support is given, because I refused another super-user-entry.
40 $ for nothing. Do not buy!
How can we help you if you can't provide an access details to your site???
Unfortunately I had to remove it and fall back upon another Chat service which falls well short of what we need. The problem was an erroneous DOM READY ERROR which I am guessing was a conflict with the Menu on our template. It took me months to track this down as the error only appeared on some users machines and never on any of mine.
The publisher just said I can see it is working fine which means we cannot resolve the issue.
If it works for you then this extension is very good at what it does, unfortunately it didn't work for me.
I have no idea what was the reason.
I give it three stars nevertheless because of the really friendly and hard-trying support, who refunded the money as soon as he noticed the program wasn't going to run properly.
But as desperation is the mother of all assumptions, and as Eugene said assumption is the mother of all "screw-ups", I made the cardinal sin of "assuming" some things about this package that just ain't so. Hopefully this will help someone else from making the same mistake.
So here goes…pros first:
If you're only looking for an EXTREMELY BASIC chat package with a pretty face, this might be for you. It took me longer to buy it than it did to install and get it up and running. It worked right out of the "box" which is more than many apps here. And did I mention it was pretty?
But it ends there…now the cons:
Seriously, it really is nice looking and fun to play with for about 2 minutes…then you realize there's just nothing else there. There is no…and I mean NO documentation. However, you won't need it because the software really has nothing to configure and no "commercial" features. Seriously…nothing!
Either I'm missing something or the description here and on their site is not only misleading about its capabilities, but also downright false. There is no suggestion box, no search by user, no sorting and no clear messages feature as advertised above (although not sure why those are important features..but they're listed as being here and they aren't)
There's a screen shot of the module backend on their site. I assumed (yes, here's my big mistake) since there was no "component" screen shot and/or feature list or plugin functionality description, that they just weren't very good at marketing or didn't think they needed to provide anymore info to sell the product. (worked in my case!)
I soon realized after purchase that's because there IS NO component (nor a plugin for that matter) even though both are incorrectly listed as included above. So if you're thinking there has to be more than what they've shown and are expecting some basic functionality you'd expect from a commercial chat application with a component, module and plugin (because hey, it's listed above right?), and if you just figure they didn't take the time to market it well, you'd be wrong.
But wait…maybe logging in as a Joomla super admin on the front end will open up all that missing functionality. Not so. Logging into this mod as an admin adds ZERO functionality on the front end. I looked everywhere thinking there had to be more options but could find absolutely nothing.
The description from their site reads: "Ajax chat is the perfect solution for general community chatting, online moderated interviews, customer support or any other use you might need, whether you need to communicate with a single person or hundreds."
Online moderated interviews? Basic features you'd assume were there for "moderated" chat like ban/kick users? Not there. Moderator only speak for "online moderated interviews"? Not there. So the purpose for which I bought X5 Ajaxchat, online MODERATED interviews, is totally out of the question. There are just ZERO…I repeat, ZERO features for admins to control anything about this package much less hold moderated chat.
Another annoying "feature" they don't tell you about is whatever page you publish it on WILL throw up a modal login box that you CAN'T close until you log in as a guest or user. Seriously, there's no close option and you cannot turn this "feature" off. Consequently, if you want to use it as a chat box under a live streaming video (another reason it was purchased) or other presentation where chat is optional…you're out of luck. Again, you cannot do anything on the parent page the chat mod is published to until you log in. Period. There's just no way to close the modal login box or disable that "feature" outside of hacking the code which, considering the total lack of any other basic features, seems a waste of time.
Last but not least, I kinda thought once I purchased the subscription there might be a support forum or page with documentation made available…something…anything…but nope, there's nothing.
So in short, don't make the mistake I did by judging this pretty book by its fancy cover. Don't assume there has to be more to it than the frontend demo on their site. There's not. Don't assume it can do anything it says it can do other than "type your chat line, press enter". It can't.
If you just want an insanely basic chat/private message mod…this might be your baby. It does look great and what little it does, it seems to do well. Just don't expect it to have any (and I seriously mean ANY) of the basic admin features of a chat application you'd expect from a commercial package.
Ivan is also one of the most helpful people I have encountered. I had some problems with Jquery conflicts and a few more complex things to make this work on my site. Ivan solved all of the problems and did so in a shockingly timely manner. I would tell anyone to buy this. It works far better than any free chat component and looks fantastic.