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Smart Shoutbox ComponentModule

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Full-featured Joomla chat component and module, which can be used as standalone shoutbox or IP.Shoutbox mirror. Definitely the best Joomla chat extension for now, not doubts.

FEATURES

• Choose chat type: Joomla (default) or IP.Board Shoutbox.
• A lot of customization options like shout or member name lenght, show or hide avatars, etc.
• Supported avatar providers: Joomla Contacts, JomSocial, CommunityBuilder, Kunena, Gravatar, EasySocial, K2, AlphaUserPoints (more can be added by your request).
• Automatically or manually refresh chat window.
• Flood control and extra permission checks to avoid spamming.
• Customizable text parser with URL shortener.
• Replace images with neat thumbnails and lightbox.
• Replace videos with links and lightbox or with embedded player.
• Supported video providers: YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, MetaCafe (more can be added by your request).
• Ban or unban members from chat (do not affect the rest of your site).
• AutoShouter plugin, which adds predefined shouts to SmartShoutbox.
• Shouts Journal to manage shouts, Smileys Manager to manage smileys and Banned Journal to manage banned members.
• Automatically delete shouts older, than X days.

DIFFERENT CHAT TYPES

Smart Shoutbox is the only extension, which not just works as a standalone Joomla chat, but also supports IP.Board Shoutbox. IP.Board is the best and most popular forum engine. A lot of sites with Joomla use it for the needs of their community and many of them have IP.Board Shoutbox installed as well. Choose which suits you best.

FULL CONTROL RIGHT FROM FRONT-END

You don't need to go to administration panel each time you want to delete or edit shout or ban a pesky member. Everything can be done at front-end, right from shoutbox window. You just need to set up corresponding permissions in component options.

CUSTOMIZABLE TEXT PARSER

You control, which content to parse on shout submit: empty paragraphs, multiple breaks, links, images, etc. You can even choose, how do you want to parse image or video links — as links or as thumnails or embedded player. This feature will be expanded in future updates.

FULLY CONFIGURABLE LAYOUT WITH TONS OF OPTIONS

Smart Shoutbox has a pretty generic yet modern layout out of the box. It will fit most of today's templates, but if you don't like it or some of its parts, there's a class for each and every element out there. Using included CSS or custom CSS file of your template you can adjust literally everything according to your liking. There's not limitations at all.

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.4.3

• ADDED: On the main Shoutbox page shouts now can be edited in WYSIWYG editor.
• ADDED: Permissions to restrict Shoutbox content management in back-end.
• ADDED: New version checker on extension's back-end main page.
• FIXED: Possible SQL errors during extension's setup.

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