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CometChat – Facebook style chat for BuddyPress

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  • Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    I’ve used comet chat on socialgo before. How easy is it to install on a buddypress site and can you install only the sections you want to?
    I wouldn’t want the games for example?

    If this could simply be installed as a plugin it will no doubt do very well. Does it fully integrate with members too?
    Thanks.

    Avatar of CometChat
    CometChat
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    @cometchat

    Hi rossagrant! Here are the answers to your queries:

    => How easy is it to install on a buddypress site and can you install only the sections you want to? I wouldn’t want the games for example?

    Installation is extremely simple and should take you only a few minutes. You can have a look at: http://www.cometchat.com/support/page/documentation?record=25

    You can easily customize CometChat to remove modules and plugins like games.

    => If this could simply be installed as a plugin it will no doubt do very well. Does it fully integrate with members too?

    Yes, CometChat automatically pulls the members list and their friends too!

    To view the demo, please visit: http://www.cometchatdemo.com/buddypress
    To purchase, please visit: http://www.cometchat.com/buy/

    Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    Thanks for the replies that looks great. So can it be set to enable chat to ANYONE or line or just have it as ‘friends only’ chat?

    Avatar of CometChat
    CometChat
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    @cometchat

    Yes, CometChat can be set to display all online users or only friends (by default)

    Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    Hahaha, no chance of any special promotions on the price of cometchat whilst it’s still new to buddypress? I really need to get paid! :)

    Avatar of CometChat
    CometChat
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    @cometchat

    Its your lucky day!

    Use coupon code: BP10OFF for 10% off on Professional, Premium and Platinum Edition

    Avatar of sakib
    sakib
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    @sakib

    let see, I wish soon some developer will make it free of cost. becoz, thats opensource and we all want such features from BP too. wish BP will concern and develop this features for BP lovers :-)

    Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    @sakib I agree, this is needed in the BP community, just not at $129. $50 yes but $129 might be pushing it. What do other people think? Anyone going for this?

    Avatar of lincme.co.uk
    lincme.co.uk
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    @lincme

    My currency calculator says that’s over £85 GBP. I doubt most people building start-up sites as we are, with little or no income, will go anywhere near such a service. Anyway, there are free php chat scripts which work well, and no doubt WP plugins as wrappers too.

    Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    @lincme cometchat is a nice product that integrates really well with BP though.

    I agree at £85 it’s overpriced for us little start ups but at £30 I’d take a punt on it.
    $49 for the pro version and they would sell a lot of these.

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
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    @bowromir

    This looks great @cometchat! Could you please tell me something about the scalabity of the product? How much resources does it take, and are there site who have it set up to deal with thousands of users? Thanks in advance :)

    Avatar of intimez
    intimez
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    @intimez

    Each person buy chat plugin: it will have cometchat brand on it AND cometchat ads running? any version is only for single domain? audio/video chat plugin is added $250? WOW, did I understand correctly?

    Avatar of josh101
    josh101
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    @josh101

    @cometchat Do all of the packages have buddypress support on that page? Right now I have the skysa bar which is free so its not as good but I got it intergraded with my site except for the avatar and it dose not have friend support plus Im using there api which means no support as it is alter with the extra code. Im kinda leading towards the $49 but its branded but with skysa it cost me 99 a yr to not have branding. Which I dont plan to upgraded to. i just cant see how someone can pay and still have a branding? Then pay like 70 to remove it? This seems to be more priced to people who have a large site. Now if I had like 300 user I can see buying this but with only 3 of us who dont even use the bar we have now and the countless spam account joining everyday I think I will stick with skype in tell I get a large group of 300. So for now its in my book marks.

    Avatar of CometChat
    CometChat
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    @cometchat

    All editions support BuddyPress. As for scalability, CometChat powers the entire SocialGo network (GoIM chat bar) with over 100,000 networks!

    Avatar of BOW
    BOW
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    @bofw

    How does this compare to Arrowchat?

    Avatar of BOW
    BOW
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    @bofw

    Well we bought it, but cant get it to install, completely white screen on instalation 500 server error.

    Not a great start :o(

    Avatar of Mark
    Mark
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    @wpsec

    Is this software based on true Comet technology or is it simply using the same name without actually using the actual Comet technology?

    I ask because true Comet technology requires a server-side listener service, which isn’t possible with 99% of all hosting companies out there.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    It doesn’t use Comet technology… it’s just a name.

    Avatar of BOW
    BOW
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    @bofw

    We’ll we got it working (actually technical support got it working – nice guys too)

    Now we haven’t stress tested it yet, but its a very nice chat implementation, but what really sealed the deal for us (we had been trying arrow chat) was the cool little modules for page translations and facebook/twitter.

    We’ll worth a look and well worth $129

    Hooks nicely into our buddypress and only can be used by logged in users so im hoping that will help keep bandwidth hammering down a little bit.

    If it proves to be a sticky as i hope it will it will be a great investment.

    Avatar of meg@info
    meg@info
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    @megainfo

    Hi

    i have an integration of cometchat into budypress , i can # sale it for 20$ & all module added
    you can see the demo in my website
    http://www.dz-tchat.com
    and my email is : gnawisoli@hotmail.com

    Avatar of PJ
    PJ
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    @pjnu

    @Cometchat Your sales/support chatter on cometchat.com was helpful and very confident in his/her questions.

    Also, I wanted to commend you for creating a post in the Buddypress site and responding. There are some (not many) plugin/addon authors that don’t keep in touch with users before/after a purchase so it’s a good gesture to be here as a resource.

    Avatar of Fitzgerald
    Fitzgerald
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    @tfitzgerald

    this is on my list on things to buy at a later time. the price is too much for me as of the moment.

    Avatar of indirakrishna
    indirakrishna
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    @indirakrishna

    Is a there a free self hosted chat option available which allows only friends to chat in buddypress?

    and does the chat feature in WPS fullfill this requirement?

    Avatar of maddogmcewan
    maddogmcewan
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    @maddogmcewan

    been running cometchat pro at http://smeak.com … and loving it, tried MANY chat systems… where else can u chat with googleplus or FB users from within BP, or mobile chat to android… share whiteboards and video chat etc…. worth the money in every way

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