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Chatbox+ 2.7.7

$40 · Renewal Term: $18/6 months

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Chatbox+ is an application that uses Ajax calls to the server to get new messages. Supports room chat, club chat and the private one-2-one chat. The chat boxes can display in widget, new page, or floating on the bottom right to allow member easy to chat with each other.


*NEW* Private one-2-one chat:


  • Chat boxes display on bottom right allow member to chat with each other.
  • Multi chat at same time.
  • Permission for who can use the private chat.
  • Ability to select skin for each box.
  • Load more messages on scroll up (or down).
  • Easy to find member name to start the chat.
  • Sound notification for new message.
  • Report messages.
  • User online status.
  • Minimize and close chat boxes.
  • Ban settings.
  • Supports Clean Text Input with emoji, Youtube, URL, images, audio files, Giphy plugins,
  • Supports Lazyload images.
  • Interval in milliseconds.
  • Flood control.
  • Message length limit.
  • Permission to edit/delete messages.
  • Fully responsive - will adapt to mobile, tablet, desktop.

*NEW* Group Chat

  • This feature is an extension of Member Chat to allow users to create a group and invite people to chat.
  • Option to set maximum users in a group.
  • Users can leave group whenever they want.
  • Displaying users list in a group.
  • System notification when user joins/leaves group.
  • Group owner can rename the group.
  • Permission for who can invite people to join group. 

Rooms & Clubs Chat


  • Admin can create multiple rooms, display rooms in widgets, or a new page.
  • Club owner can create a room.
  • Announcement & Rules for each room.
  • Online Users list.
  • Allow guest to join and chat with their custom nickname and random avatar.
  • Show online users in the panel or popup.
  • Global Chat:
    • Show room in a a floating popup on the bottom of the pages so users can chat anywhere.
    • Toggle show/hide the popup.
    • Option to hide popup chat on mobile.
  • User controls:
    • On/Off sound notification.
    • Open chat in a popup.
    • Select skins.
  • Moderator controls:
    • Edit Announcement.
    • User blocking system:
      • Display moderator who blocked the user.
      • Ability to add the reason.
      • Auto unblock user after X minutes.
    • Clean room (delete all messages).
    • Quick edit/delete a message.
  • System messages to notify when:
    • New content posted from 3rd-party apps, supports:
      • Forums (new topic, new reply)
      • Downloads (new file, new comment, new review)
      • Pages (new article, new comment, new review)
      • Gallery (new image, new comment)
      • Blogs (new entry, new comment)
      • Calendar (new event, new comment)
      • Status updates, status replies
      • New registration.
      • Videobox (new video, new comment, new review)
      • Musicbox (new song, new comment)
      • Tutorials (new article, new comment)
    • New announcement.
    • New donation.
    • User joined/left room.
  • Auto Messages (Chat Bot)
    • Create multiple messages with cycle time in seconds.
    • Select a member as a Bot to post the messages automatically every X seconds.
    • The auto messages run on client-side, will not be saved to database for the best performance and saving database.
  • Archive messages:
    • Permission for who can view archive messages.
    • Search messages by member name, guest name, content, time.
    • Sorting messages by time, content, chatter name.
    • Edit/Delete/Report message.

Other features:

  • Input message:
    • Clean text: only supports URL, image URL, Youtube URL, GIF from GIPHY, upload imageinput_clean.thumb.png.05f831e6b20e9f819ba2fee6163f29a9.png
    • Editor: You can use full formatting from Editor: color, bold, size, emoticons... and all Editor's plugins. input_editor.thumb.png.929d8211d080f32f7c220d4827f1d310.png
  • Many stylish designs available:
    • 5 skins: skins.png.4b64bf3bae849c146d28824f90168942.png
    • 3 styles for messages:
      • Standard style_standard.png.b46a7bb31861a98c55680f377e15195b.png
      • Bubbles style_bubles.png.d9f5c9f7ec9c5169d271e3ed33c2b492.png
      • Condensed style_condensed.png.e924d5216c91bf018a756ea3a277167e.png
  • Donation & SuperChat (requires IPS Commerce) *NEW*
    • Allow users to donate directly in the room. 
    • After making a payment, the message will be highlighted in a different color.
    • Ability to select permission for who can donate.
    • Select a donation goal from Commerce.
    • Easy to setup the color for SuperChat based on the donation amount.
    • Sending system notification when someone donates to the room.

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  • Tools for admin:
    • Delete all system messages
    • Delete all room's messages
    • Delete all conversation
    • Import messages from the Chatbox FREE
  • Extra features:
    • Supports playing a song from Musicbox
    • Report center integration allows users to report bad massages.
    • Auto loads old messages when scrolling down (or up).
    • Highlight the message row if someone mentions you.
    • Flood control, max messages, limit characters, sorting messages...
    • Display number of online users in Chat menu.
    • Display counter of characters when typing message. *NEW*
    • Support IPS Link Filter for disallowed/allowed links. *NEW*
    • Ignored Users.
    • Lazy load images.
    • Fully responsive.


Edited by onlyME

What's New in Version 2.5.5   See changelog



  • Allow user to change Chatbox styles quickly.
  • New option to display chat clubs in 'List Of Rooms' widget.
  • [ACP] Moved clubs & notification settings to Rooms page.


  • JS errors.
  • Errors when viewing top members.
  • Can not edit chat in Archive messages.
  • Broken image from GIPHY.
  • Notification displays hash code for anonymous posting.

Support: via Private Message

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

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

Not only is this application awesome, its developer consistently implements feature suggestions that makes it fit perfectly with my community. This includes adding things such as: reportable messages, the ability for chatrooms to match the community theme, preventing users who need to acknowledge a warning from chatting, and many more. I have never worked with a more responsive developer.  The application itself? Works flawlessly just as you would expect. I highly recommend it.

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· Edited by SRFA

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

💕Just awesome! 💕

Very complete chat app for your community:

  • easy to configure (although it has a large number of features and customization options)
  • very stable (even what's announced as "in beta testing") - no bug or crash in 1 month of intense usage
  • floating popup: all your public and private conversations follow you when you're browsing the site
  • 1-to-1 floating chat: users love it!!
  • club chats are a great working tool for communities which use clubs
  • the online list makes everyone more trustful and comfortable to chat in rooms
  • works as fine on mobile devices and desktop
  • very reasonable price!

I have been a happy user of the Chatbox Free for two years, which is a already a very good app (especially considering it is free). At the time, I discussed a couple features I wished could be added but the (nice and reactive) developer had no plan to invest worktime on it, which is totally legit. I'm glad he changed his mind! This new version has 99% of the features I dreamt of, for a very competitive price.

It would be nice if club chats could be added in the "rooms" tab of the global (popup) chat, and/or if the floating popup could stay even when on a full page chatroom (but I understand there are technical difficulties for this one.) Very minor flaw compared to all it brings!

Don't wait to add this great app to your community, it is 200% worth the price! And many thanks to @onlyME for his great job!

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

Works perfectly and the admin settings give you so much control over your chat. In addition to that support for minor changes has been amazing! 

I highly recommend this app for your forum to keep people engaged in real time.

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

Definitely the best chat application available for invision community not only compared to chat apps on here but all chat apps available elsewhere

This is even better than flashchat from many years ago that really helped us generate revenue from our forums.

10 out of 10 all round for this one.😃

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Mesharsky | H2K

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

The application is great, the support from the owner is great as well.

Completely love it, my community love it as well :D.

Thank you for your time to create this fantastic app :)


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

Very easy app on the planet I have ever seen. Back to the early day where I often joint to the conversation in vietfun.com there are thousand of people joint to that chatroom all day but that chatroom is very fancy no sound, no nothing and I wish one day in the future I will be own the chatroom like this app for my site. Thanks for your effort time to give that wonderful app to our community. 

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

The chatbox+ is a great system, it's chatbox (shoutbox) chat and 1:1 communication in a single app. As all products from this developer it is well created and the support is always top notch. Thanks.

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

After using the free version for awhile then deciding to upgrade to the full version I'm very pleased with what I got. This app is full of features making it very versatile for communities.

If you are still considering whether or not it's worth upgrading to, it definitely is! Dev is very responsive and does quality work.

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

We'd been trying to find worthwhile chat software since Flashchat went away years ago. This is it!

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

Been a long time fan of Chatbox FREE and decided to go for the upgrade. Installation and setup is very intuitive and easy, learning what everything does took me a moment, but overall I'd say it's very well set up to be used without a manual. Overally, very positively surprised by all of the features and the simplicity of use - well done!

I happened to find a bug with the cookie that remembers whether or not your user chat was minimized or not and the author responded immediately and within 5 hours confirmed the bug and that it will be fixed. Amazing support - thank you!

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

Great & fast support via PN! Had a technical and a styling question and they were answered promptly.

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

Best app


Anyone can translate this app for polish Lang? 


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

Above and Beyond Support for my custom theme, Chatbox+ is a much needed improvement to the old chatbox, new instant messaging feature is a good option to add for premium users to generate some funds too 

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

Good application. Could you add an archive for old messages where the admin can set a timit limit on how old messages the archive has. Also permissions so that you can decide who can see the old discussions in the archive. The thumbnail size of pictures could be defined by admin. There should also be an option to not allow users to see the old messages of other people from their user profiles.

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   6 of 7 members found this review helpful 6 / 7 members

If you are looking for a chat app, this is the one to get. It is better than The Jackal's app in every way possible. It just works like it should and my members are very happy to have something good in place. I literally disabled The Jackal's app and went without chat for a while before finding this one.

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

There is a big problem, the private messages plugin causes a continuous page refresh when registering a new account. Sorry, you can't create an account.
I also recommend that you add the option "private conversations only for friends" to prevent spam being sent to everyone. For users to write with each other they must be in friends.
If the user has a long login and I send a message to us, his login comes out the window. I recommend doing (Testers on The ... (1))

Response from the author:

There is "Not show in pages" option in Chatbox+ > Settings > Global Chat. You should add register page to this option


Let me know if you have any problem.

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

Best looking chat application on the marketplace what more do you need! Our members love the popup chat, another option to hide it from desktop view rather than mobile view would be good because we currently use it as a block on desktop view. The ability to add chat rooms as a group feature is a must have for any IPS community this is money well spent! 

Cheers Again, 

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· Edited by mrbowers

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

Now we have access to both a free copy with limit features and a premium copy with ton of extra's. For long while members wanted more features to the current chatbox, well the wait is over and many features are being built into this app. You can't go wrong with this app over all.  This app gives a list of rooms, how many people are in the rooms. You can give the rooms a real chat room feel or a chat box feel. 

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· Edited by Eathanor

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

This is a must have application. Thank you @onlyME for this work.

I only have one question. The title and the cartridge  (surrounded by a red line in the picture below) are too big.


How can I modify them ? I want them smaller.

Additionally, it will be perfect if it was possible to hide this application when we are with a mobile.


Response from the author:


Please pm me if you have any problem. 

The feature to hide the popup on mobile is in my to-do list.

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· Edited by meade916

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

Love it! However one suggestion. Maybe add a bar at the bottom of the page, where people can open the chat anywhere they are when browsing the forum. Like a popup chat. Sort of like Facebook. That would put this plugin to the top 100%.

Response from the author:

Please try v1.2.3 :wub:

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

A very good app , i recommend it

The support is awesome as well.

Thanks you

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