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This is very simple chat system with the basic features:

  • Ajax chat, auto update.
  • Display as a widget, so you can place it in sidebar or top page.
  • Sound notification. User can toggle on/off.
  • Admins/Moderators can block users.
  • Load more messages when scrolling end (or top).
  • Announcement (on Top or Tab).
  • Supports emoticons, URL, Images (GIF, PNG, JPG)
  • *NEW* Supports GIPHY to finds GIFs and Stickers by using /giphy command (Eg: /giphy happy new year)
  • *NEW* Supports Youtube, playing video in iframe and popup 
  • @mention by clicking on usernames.
  • Flood control.
  • Bad word filters.
  • Time format.
  • Display newer messages in top or bottom.
  • Permissions for viewing, chatting & management.
  • Edit/Delete messages.

This is a free version with basic features, if you need advanced features, take a look at PLUS version:


Edited by onlyME

What's New in Version 4.1.1   See changelog


Fixed an issue with sound notification.

Support: via Private Message

Settings: Admin CP -> Community -> Chatbox -> Settings

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If you trying to find color of the text in chatbox.


.bimcb_chatInput {
	color: #ffffff !important;


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Just installed last night, so haven't yet used. I found the setup difficult and though I was starting with the free version onlyMe was very patient and helpful, sending many responses to my questions.

The youtube video however is out of date, and the process unnecessarily confusing. For example, the plugin is found in Applications not Plugins, so I thought I had incorrectly downloaded it.

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This is a fantastic app, especially as it's free! My sole issue with it is that if you resize it, as soon as you refresh the page, it goes back to its default size again. It's a shame it can't remember the size you dragged it to, but that's really my only gripe with it. Thanks so much to the developer for making a free version as well as a paid-for version. 🙂

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Our members have been wanting a chat function for a few years, so this definitely fits the bill. Installed easily a few days ago, if all goes well we may upgrade to paid version. So far so good. Thanks!

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· Edited by Gangst3r

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great Chatbox. It has basic functions and a friendly interface. It is enough for me!
If necessary, I will buy a paid version.

To the author: I recommend changing the color in the CSS class responsible for the background of the Rules. Because it currently only looks good on light themes, when using dark we have one bright strip that catches the eye.

Change a class in data\theme.xml file


     padding: 5px 15px 5px 15px;
     background: # fffee5;


     padding: 5px 15px 5px 15px;
     background: rgba (0.0,0,0.1);

This change makes the chat box style universal for both light and dark templates.



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· Edited by DaffyDuck

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Installing the 4.0.7 upgrade has messed up all my stylesheets and JS on the front page (where the chat is visible) - so the JS 'fixes' seem to have achieved the opposite.

Any solution?

Also, if on its own page, formatting is also messed up.

Edit: This note being placed at the end of the reviews, where no one can see it, and the author apparently not replying, makes me seriously reconsider spending the $30 on the '+' version of this app, which I was considering as an upgrade.

Anything? Anyone? Suddenly there also appear to be no more means to leave a new comment???


Response from the author:


Please pm me. I can’t support in ’Review.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member


In the latest Chatbox FREE 4.0.6 version, pressing the edit button will delete the content of the post.

Best regards,


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Amanda Deming

   0 of 2 members found this review helpful 0 / 2 members

Saying It is unable to show have tried multiple versions

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Please pm me if you have any problem.

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· Edited by Interferon

   1 of 6 members found this review helpful 1 / 6 members

It sucks.

GPU usage goes to 100% when viewing page, because for some reason it is constantly re-rendering.

If not logged in, it shows an endless loading indicator.

Not a feasible solution, at all. The only reason the rating is so high is because it's free.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

What a wonderful application. My members love this app.... 🙂

Thank you....

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

The only piece this app is missing is highlighting of tagged username? Also would be nice to have notification for it.  Other then solid app! Been using it and many thanks for this!



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   2 of 5 members found this review helpful 2 / 5 members

Awful, does not work installing this application completely broke my admin cp styles and I cannot fix them.

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   0 of 2 members found this review helpful 0 / 2 members

It is not clear how to set up chat on the forums in the home

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Rex Torres

   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

The chatbox installed easily, I upgraded from a previous version. However, the "Click here to read the rules of chatbox" - link does not work and produces "Something went wrong. Please try again." dialog where I did have text there in the previous version. This functionality is broken in the current version and hopefully gets fixed in the upgrade. It looks UGLY having this error message on my home page!!!! PLEASE FIX!

Response from the author:


Please try the newest version. And pm me if you have any problem or bug.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members


I really liked the chat, but can I still add the following functions?

1. Make the "login" button so that you can enter the user list on the chat pages. This is necessary in order to form a list of "Who is chatting online." And the "exit" button to exit the list. Those who millet left the chat page are automatically logged out.
2. Individual color and style of the text, nickname. Personal settings.
3. Archive chat messages broken down by day.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Premium app for free. Very useful and increases on-site engagement in a way off-site chat rooms fail to do. 

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Thank you very much for this free and near perfect chatbox, I use it in my forum as a shoutbox on the right side on 4.3.6

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

A Chatbox really makes a great addition to most forums. My members and I want to thank onlyMe for providing such a fine free application. In a time when most devs have all but abandoned the simple forum owners, onlyMe and a few others, continue to provide quality plugins/applications for us free. 

App is super easy to install, has so many great features. Easy to set configurations. 

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Brainy S.

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Still works great on 4.3.4.

My users love this plugin! I love that it supports having its own tab/page (without needing the IPS Pages application), and I love that it works great as a widget. So I have it as a sidebar widget on my Forums page, but also on its own full-page (same chat). This allows people on their computer browser to follow and interact with Chatbox conversations while surfing the forums... or for people who actually want a full-page chat.

The author was quick to follow up on my dumb question, which is great support...especially for a free app.

Thanks so much!

P.S. The "Auto Welcome" app will interface with Chatbox if you want new user registrations to be posted into chat, so it's a great compliment to Chatbox.

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Rashed Ahmed

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Very great chatbox, but I am getting an error when I go to settings



This wasn't showing before and I haven't touched anything.


Please help!


Response from the author:

Please pm me

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