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Introduction

Communication, Chat

FreiChat is a FREE web-based chat program for your website similar to the one provided by Facebook and Google Chat.
FreiChat automatically integrates with your site's login, friends list, avatars, links as well as status updates.

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But FreiChat has much more, with its unique UX and features, your visitors will be encouraged to socialize and interact, which will make them stay on your website for a long time and will also help bring in new visitors.
You too can Interact with your visitors to drive up sales or give them quick tips.

Features:
Easy installation
Avatar support
Chatrooms
send/receive files
save/send conversation
facebook like chatbar
Minimize and close chat boxes
Able to chat even while you browse different pages.
Option for username or nickname
smiley support(BBcode similar to kunena)
url to clickable url support
support for wordwrap
WYSIWYG Theming

Also Integrates with JomSocial,CB,CBE or Custom.


Not quite ready


Posted on 19 August 2014

This chat is not for people looking for a plug and play type of extensions. First, the installation of the extension is awkward to say the least and if you visit the developer's website you will a long list of people seeking help with installation. You cannot install this extension using the normal joomla installation process because this extension is a standalone application, which in turn means you need to hack joomla in order to even change the position of the module.



The developer is responsive but he seems overreached since so many people are asking for help. In my experience, communication was very slow. How slow? Well, in my case I purchased the extension in early July and needed help to embed the application in a page since it is not a typical extension you can position wherever you want but a month later still nothing.



The extension itself is not quite functional right out of the box. It is very unstable and can go blank or totally disappear! Unless, you are a very good programmer yourself, stay away from this chat. Out of the box, it cannot even differentiate between users and guests!



I see a lot of good reviews for the chat but if you go to the developer's website and check the freichat support section, you will see everything I say here is true.

Owner's reply: First of all, I am sorry that you had a bad experience with Freichat.

Yes you are right, the support section has around 900 topics, but these were posted over a period of '4+ years' which means the support requests are very very low considering the fact that it is used in over 10,000+ websites.

I will disagree about your thoughts regarding its functionality. It is very stable and secure(used in government portals as well) and yes it does differentiate between guests, users and also 'friends':-)

Yes I agree the installation is a little awkward, but it was built that way for a very good reason. you don't want the entire Joomla framework to load just to send a 'hi' message which happens with other plug and play extensions. you want your messages to reach in a split second. Think about 1000+ users chatting on your website at the same time, your server will be overloaded. Freichat being standalone can withstand such loads and you can easily offload Freichat to a different database or web-server which is not possible with plug and play extensions. Freichat is built to scale!

Now think you have a website built with Joomla, forum built with PHPBB and also some CRM system, all three integrated together. Freichat is able to work in all three as if it were one website and that's why Freichat(being standalone) is so powerful.

I understand the installation is a bit different, for that we have excellent documentation & support.
I am sorry again, it shouldn't have taken so long to resolve your issue as installation issues are fixed within a day.
It is an exceptional case and we will get it resolved as soon as possible.

Generally, I don't give no reviews, but I went out my way to register just so I can give a review and give my thoughts and opinions about this extension. First, I would like to say that I've been using this extension for a little over three years now. This is an excellent chat program, it was back then (prior to it being listed on the Joomla! extension directory) and it is to this day. The support is EXCEPTIONAL, especially for a free program. They respond quickly and are willing to do what they can to help. The extension is easy to install and runs very smoothly! The settings are plentiful. I really like this extension, but even more important, I like the team behind it. I would recommend this to anyone! FIVE STARS all the way! Great extension, great team and all and all a great company!


So easy to install and with such a good back end for setting up, could not be any easier, easily recommended, after trying many different chat programs this one does what it says on the tin!!


this extension really awusome.

first i instaled this im fall in love with this extension, i recomend it for all who want chat


Excellent Chat!


Posted on 08 October 2013

This extension offers more than you would expect from a commercial one. The configuration is simple and straight-forward. Very recommendable!


By far the best free chat extension for Joomla. The support is excellent through their forum. My questions were asked almost immediately.


Bravo et Merci !


Posted on 09 August 2013

This is my third website and I will ask them to install it with no problems ! Thanks for the new version for mobile ! Just on time when I nedded it !



Great component Excellent Support I would give 10 stars :)



Bravo et merci !


The best chat module


Posted on 13 June 2013

This module is the best I have ever experienced. You may find a better module, but for that you have to pay. In the world of FREE EXTENSIONS for JOOMLA, you willnever find a better module than this, not according to the functionality but the EXCELLENT SUPPORT. I could not imagine that the support for a FREE EXTENSION can BE THIS GOOD. The makers give the support personally, not only in their support forum, but through emails. And they try to the ultimate to solve the problem. I can only explain my satisfaction by these words that I am SATISFIED TO THE POWER INFINITY regarding the module and the SUPPORT of the makers. Excellent work guys and please accept my heartfelt thanks and my ULTIMATE GRATITUDE.


Too much a module


Posted on 10 June 2013

I had thought that I would have to become a superb programmer to be do chatting on my site, but this module just work perfectly for me. I feel like a guru... Thank you v.much. Would definitely donate to this someday.


I managed to get this set up straight away with no issues. It works as expected cross-browser and it's integrated into my current project really smoothly. For a free extension, this has really impressed me.



The custom theme editor in the back end only seems to work properly in Chrome, but this doesn't detract from the core functionality, which is why I'm still rating this extension as 'Excellent'.

codoPM

codoPM

Free | PMS | codologic
2.5 3
Score:
33
1 review
codoPM is a Private messaging system for Joomla. It is built by taking inspiration from Gmail. It is simple and has a very user friendly UI. One Inbox, which means all messages appear as if you are having a chat conversation. --changelog V2.0-- 1. autocomplete for searching users 2. option to send messages to multiple users at once 3. added support for translations 4. cyrillic characters bug fixed 5. improved css 6. utf-8 names bug solved 7. file uploading bugs fixed
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FreiChat

Version:
3.5
Developer:
codologic
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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