Chat Plugin v1.7.0

Release Notes

  • Upgrade to pfc 1.3
  • Fix autojoin issues in ie8 when not using the embedded mode
  • You can now choose the language via chat tool settings
  • Remove conflicts between prototype and jquery (fixes some IE-related issues)
  • Compatible with elgg 1.7.1
  • few spelling mistakes
  • thanks for the new release, i hope this won't double post while chatting like on the previous chat version

  • Thanks man.. i'll try it... 8D

  • is there any idea how to share this chat? example, user can copy script from this chat and put it on their web so they can chat from their web too but using 1 intergrated chat.

  • I can't imagine that this is possible with pfc (at least on v1.3) since afaik it uses ajax technology not concerning about well-known protocols which won't work cross domain. however it would be possible to create a small widget which users could place on their dashboard.. If that is not what you have in mind maybe you take a look to my second plugin (jabber integeration).. Note you'll need some technical skills to set it up.

  • Hi Felix,

    is it possible to delete the complete chat protocol permanently? When I use the command /clear and close the window and open it again, everything is back. But maybe this more and phpfreeChat issue than an elgg issue?

  • hi,

    I could not reproduce that, when I type /clear everything is removed, same when I use /rehash. A bit dirty fallback solution is to drop the table <elggprefix>phpfreechat when you use MySQL mode (instead of "File"). It should be recreated after the next login.

  • I'm getting double posts quite often.  Is this a PFC error or part of the integration into ELGG?  

    I'm on ELGG 1.7.1.

    Cheers, Simon.

  • I have got double posts neither in original PFC nor in the elgg integration.. What for a browser/os do you use?

    Nonetheless if you want me to guess I would assume thats a PFC error..

  • Hi, i would like to know if there is a problem when there are 30 users conected at the same time. Because when there are too much users they are logged out of the chat.

    Im using elgg 1.6.1 and chat 1.2.3,

    Cheers, Diego

  • hi, there are restrictions defined in mod/chat/pfc/src/pfcglobalconfig.php like max_channels and max_privmsg, but none of them restrict the actual number of users connected.. however I never heard about a maximum number of connected users..

    regards, felix

  • hi, how to set up width for this Chat Plugin? Anyone, please....

  • Hello.
    I have installed the chat in Elgg 1.7.1 and randomly that expels a member.
    The timeout I have it set to 60 seconds and yet still
    doing it randomly.
    Any ideas for this?

  • hi,

    I installed this plugin ok.. but when I go to use the chat feature I see an orange/red error box that reads:
    "Missing parameter (/join {channelname})"

    and when I type a chat message nothing appears in the chat window.

    I added a channel in the chat setup panel called 'main'..

    did I miss something? or is this a bug?


  • Hi,

    I have installed your plugins. But i get an error, when im try to send the message appear:

    You must be connected to send a message

    At the bottom. What wrong???

  • Hello!

    I've got the same problem as Tunist.

    Besides, when I create chatrooms or modify any of the settings of Chat, nothing changes, and I get again the initial configuration an no chatrooms created.

    Any idea about what to do next?


  • @tunist & Alfonso:

    I haven't tested the latest version of the chat plugin, so I don't know if it might be a bug... But did you set the permissions of the relevant directories in the chat plugin's modfolder to 777 as (hopefully) described in the instructions? You also should set all subdirectories in these directories to 777.

    Additionally, you might test it with another browser than IE if you haven't done it yet. I know that at least in the past you didn't get logged in to chat automatically with IE.

  • Hi, everything works well - but I'm having a very dumb problem. Is there any way to have the chat listed within the Tools menu as opposed to showing as a separate entity in the topbar? The current view for the topbar is not compatible with my theme, and I seem not able to fix it...thanks!

  • @ ugo I didnt quite look into the chat plugin codes but usually to add menu in tools dropdown add this in the concerned plugins start.php to the last portion (look in Blogs widget for example)

    If you want to add for messageboard --

    Add this to the messageboard start.php

    // Set up menu for logged in users
                    add_menu(elgg_echo('Message Board'), $CONFIG->wwwroot . "pg/messageboard/" . $_SESSION['user']->username);       


    HaPPy ElGGInG :)

    Do GooD :)

  • @jaxcatz - thanks a lot, worked perfectly.

    i'm trying to learn why using a certain theme the chat icon doesn't fit in the regular topbar view, but it is displayed inderneath the topbar. any ideas?


  • hmm... doesnt understand your problem well.. may be a screenshot can help :)

    which theme are you using ? anyway look inside your themes views/default/page_elements header.php or headercontents.php files or any other header topbar related files and check if anything is troubling there or may be its with the theme css

    HaPPy ElGGInG :)

    Do GooD :)

  • hola se ve muy bien el chat. pero queria saver si son salas donde estan todos los user o es chat privado con solo los user que quieres chatear?

  • hello their 

    i have installed this plugin and i am really like it 

    i am asking abut the log out 

    i want to log out the user from the chat after 10 minutes as example 

    how can i do this ??


  • please help im getting this error

    Missing parameter (/join {channelname})
    and when i type does not show anything..
  • got it to work make use you input something into channel settings

  • Anyone got an idea how to sort this error?

    phpFreeChat cannot be initialized, please correct these errors:

    • 'nick' parameter must be a charatere string



  • Category: Third Party integrations
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 44708
  • Recommendations: 21

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