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Chatbox FREE 4.2.2

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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).
  • Rules.
  • 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 4.2.2   See changelog


Bug fixes

Support: via Private Message

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

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

Great app! Works well and found other member who already edits and shares his work! Shame the current dev of app didn't share this information with me earlier when I asked. Can this app be edit and or shared. Told me no, when he could have pointed me to this great add on. Thanks for not helping. 

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   2 of 6 members found this review helpful 2 / 6 members

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

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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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· Edited by Interferon

   1 of 7 members found this review helpful 1 / 7 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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· 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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Amanda Deming

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

Saying It is unable to show have tried multiple versions

Response from the author:


Please pm me if you have any problem.

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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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· Edited by hurric75

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

works great for me.

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

I will edit my rating if U can find out how to edit the text color from black to white if someone can help me that would be great 

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· Edited by LHOOD

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

There is an XSS vulnerability, but i don't know where exactly is.

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· Edited by IVC101


How can I remove the entries from Chatbox in my postbit? 






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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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