Full-featured Joomla chat component and module, which can be used as standalone shoutbox or IP.Shoutbox mirror. Create chat rooms, upload files, install multiple chat modules, tons of options! Definitely the best Joomla chat extension for now, not doubts.
★ FEATURES ★
- Choose chat type: Joomla (default) or IP.Board Shoutbox.
- Create unlimited number of categories (chat rooms) with descriptions.
- Install unlimited number of modules and select categories for each module separately.
- A lot of customization options like shout or member name length, show or hide avatars, etc.
- Replace images with neat thumbnails and lightbox.
- Replace videos with links and lightbox or with embedded player.
- Customers can upload files and attach them to their shouts.
- Display member avatar from different components: Contacts, JomSocial, CommunityBuilder, EasySocial and more.
- Automatically or manually refresh chat window, flood control and extra permission checks to avoid spamming.
- Customizable text parser with URL shortener.
- Ban or unban members from chat (do not affect the rest of your site).
- Chat template can be easily styled with CSS (any element can be hidden, resized or colored) and language file (any text can be changed).
- Shouts archive page on front-end with search and filtering options.
- Cron job to automatically delete shouts older, than X days and orphaned files.
★ WHY IS IT BETTER, THAN OTHER SIMILAR EXTENSIONS? ★
★ FUTURE PLANS ★
Not enough? Just look at some major features we plan to add in future updates:
- External database. External database support to allow cross-site chats.
- Flexible template. Optimized module template for better sidebar and mobile devices compatibility.
★ WHAT'S NEW IN LATEST VERSION ★
- Chat Categories (chat rooms). You can now create unlimited chat rooms and select them in modules.
- File Uploads. Users can now attach files to their shouts.
- Upload Files rule in permissions list.
- Clean Orphaned option in extension's settings to clean orphaned uploaded files with cron job.
- Multiple modules support. Now you can put as much modules on one page as you want and they will work independently.
- Several categories and file uploads related options in component's settings.
- Categories option in Smart Shoutbox Module and AutoShouter plugin settings.
- New button on Shouts page to manually create shouts (back-end).
- Buttons to publish or unpublish shouts on Shouts page. Unpublished shouts will not be displayed in shoutbox, but remain in database.
- Feedback messages for every possible action (back-end).
- Shoutbox Stats section on main page in admin.
- Category field on archive page to filter shouts by category.
- Cron job now also cleans orphaned uploaded files and its link changed! Don't forget to update it!
- Shouts on Page and Shouts Limit options are now per category, which leads to longer database queries and larger arrays. Don't set it to high!
- Refresh button now works per category. Auto-refresh still refreshes everything.
- Avatar image and link retrieval for JomSocial and EasySocial updated to support external storage (Amazon S3).
- Name generator replaced with name selector, which selects a random names from pre-defined list. You can replace this list with your own.
- All links (URLs, mailtos, image and video links) in shouts are now opened in new window.
Minor incompatibility with Kunena forum.
- Number of shouts per page in Archive is calculated improperly.
- Clear button is not working on Shouts and Banned pages (back-end).
- Email links parsing option is not visible in settings and thus not functioning properly.
- A lot of language strings changed. Don't forget to update your localization!
- Optimized code, a lot of minor bug fixes and improvements.