Uses OLARK network: http://www.olark.com/
thanks thanks thanks.....thanks
This was a great plugin, but then hab.la became olark.com, see the link above for how to set up Olark with Joomla now.
This module has recently been updated to work with olark.com.
Not sure what Kendrascahefer is complaining about. I have been a member with Shape5 for a while now, and their site is not difficult to navigate. And to complain about signing up for accounts? Please! This is all offered totally FREE. If you want to take a few less steps, then PAY FOR SOMETHING. And, sorry to say, there is certain code which needs to be installed so this can all work so smoothly.
In the end, this extension is wonderful, and is yet another testament to Shape5, who continually seem to fly under the radar for reasons I just do not understand. Their entire offering is brilliant!
First, the good: This does exactly what I wanted it to do - it hooks up to one of several IM accounts, and displays a customizable "Online" or "Offline" chat graphic on the web page that allows users to click to chat with you without needing to sign up for an account of their own.
Works like a charm, and it's quite a brilliant little piece of code.
On the other hand, I had to jump through about 50 hoops to get all the components and do the install. I had to: Sign up for AIM / Googletalk, sign up for the developer's site to download, click through a maze of pages on the site to get to the DL page, DL and install the Mod, modify my index.html file as per instructions, sign up for the Habla back end with a separate account, install yet ANOTHER piece of code on my computer to get my IM sessions to co-operate with each other... jeez.
One click install, please, and one account sign-up at most!