JomfbChat is a chat "Facebook like" for the Joomla! CMS evolved on the basis of the numerous requests received in year 2011. The component is delivered in native release for Joomla 1.5, and 2.5, the 2.5 version is also working for Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7.
For every need simply use the functionality of ticketing and will be given timely responses!
The service lasts one month from the date of purchase.
The component JomfbChat +Plus and Professional are, in functionality, completely analogous between versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 of Joomla!.
For the front end you can choose different languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Greek) explicitly from the component configuration, while the back end is translated from the selected language pack in Joomla! Within available languages: Italian, English, Spanish and German.
Jomfb Chat Professional integrates all the features of the Plus version and Free, the Plus includes only the features of the Free.
Features JomfbChat Professional:
- files transfer between users with Drag and Drop HTML5 feature (if supported),
- integrated avatar management with re-size/crop, possibility to choose override avatar by JomSocial/CB,
- automatic avatars generation if none provided by users,
- contacts managements with possibility to create users relations,
- advanced users list management with possibility to choose (in the admin area) the users recordset; it's now possible include also logged out users, own contacts, JomSocial/CB friends or join these,
- public messages in a “WALL like” mode,
- chat conversation exporting feature in text format,
- possibility to leave messages to logged out users,
- possibility to show all users (this is useful if the admin want to permit to leave messages to logged out users),
- avatars real-time refresh to any image update also for already received messages,
- possibility to choose (in administration) the display of user name or full qualified name also in avatars pop up,
- automatic links recognition,
- advanced component configuration: you can configure the chat to suite all your needs, for ex. you can disable avatars upload or you can define the file maximum size...
- real time users list updating, also for logged out users.
Features JomfbChat +Plus
- Jomsocial integration,
- Community Builder integration,
- avatar management integrated with Jomsocial and CB,
link to Jomsocial and CB users profiles,
- Emoticons with option to select image directly from the pop-up or write the shortcut
- multi-user chat session and multitabs
- no advertising,
- test audio (and much more).
I used to use CometChat, but it didn't work with my iOS devices. The chat bar was also fixed and scrolled with the text, often blocking content. Now, the chat bar stays right where it is supposed to be and everything works very well.
The price is very fair. However, it would be better if they include how to modify the chat software visually with the download and not a la carte. Luckily, I did not need to buy it but there are some Joomla users that are not familiar with how to edit those options.
I would recommend this extension to other users. I did look at their competitors and this one is (in my opinion) one of the best ones for the features and seamlessness it offers.