Embed a Basic Chat Room into WordPress July 16, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Wordpress - 3.
Nowadays , even small companies can have a chat room on their website . It’s just a matter of competition and not luxurity . You , as the developer have to promote this functionality , based on one fact , almost every Internet user feels comfortable with this kind of communication . Embedding a chat room into WordPress is simple as installing a plugin and making just a few configurations . This article will present two practical examples , it’s up to you , to select that example that sweets your development strategies .
WordPress.com users are out of luck . They don’t have the freedom to install new plugins nether to embed IFrames . Read this article from the official site .
First example : Installing chat Lite , Just drop in this plugin, activate it and you can easily run as many live chats as you want , on any page or post on your WordPress website . You can even run a ‘bottom corner’ chat to talk to visitors to your site – great for sales , engaging new users or adding to the sense of community on your site . Visitors to your site just need to click on a small tab in the bottom right (that you can customize!) and they can chat away! Inserting a chat window into a page or post is simple too , there’s a straightforward button on the WYSIWYG editor . The final result is :
Second example : This example embeds an IFrame code into a WordPress page , visitor’s browser will run a Java applet during the chat session . The free version of this plugin will add advertisement on your visitor’s browser . Just visit this page , configure your chat application ( dimensions) and copy the IFrame code to your WordPress page (editor in HTML mode ) . The final result is :