I have it on my site and seems to work great. It does exactly what i need it to do.
Any problems? Do you recommend the free version or the paid version?
Paid version removes the ads.
AFAIK, this chat plugin is the only one to support BP groups as well.
Some people like the look and feel of Facebook’s chat; there’s a whole thread dedicated to this here (if you’re interested):
I just released an update to it. It should be trivial to install now as that used to be the big hangup with the plugin. PLEASE let me know if you have any issues or you want a certain feature. I get so little feedback on this, but I think IMHO it is the best one available.
A few questions.
1. When I go to my profile button and click chat it says You’re currently logged out. (I’m not)
2. When I go to another persons profile and click the chat button (next to groups middle page) it says:
Only steve can look at steve’s chat. (I’m logged in as admin in both cases)
3. When on a group homepage, is there a chat button somewhere for the group chat?
4. I’m using a custom bp child theme. I created the folder directory in my child theme /members/single/chat/index.php but it was not taking effect, not to mention I am not sure what I should put into that file.
Are there instructions anywhere on what the child-theme path should be so that we can style the page appropriately?
What version are you using? I just released 184.108.40.206.
I don’t have a link to the group chat channel. Interesting idea though. I’m sure I could do something nice to help that along.
Not sure why you are adding chat to the members/single/chat/index.php, chat doesn’t use child themes. I couldn’t find a good example of doing this in bp 1.2 as a bp compatible plugin. I sent Andy an email weeks ago asking for help with a Skeleton, but no response. So for now it is part of the plugin itself.
If you know of how or where I can read up on this new practice please educate me:) Otherwise you’re looking at modifing the plugin directly in bp-chat.php.