Elgg Chat 1.0
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This plugin will give your social network a chat bar at the bottom of the screen alot like MySpace and Facebook. You MUST read the Installation file located in the .zip folder. You CANNOT just drop it into your /mod/ directory adn activate it in Administration/Tools.
view who is online
Search your members
Search your friends
Change resolution for window sizes for different monitor sizes
Integrate friends from Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube
You can try out and test the new Instant Messaging system on http://supertwitface.com
Comment any problems, suggestions, etc. Please!
Nice work but there seems to one evryone who make a chat plugin here forgets the most important thing is page space and the ability to continue surfing the site while you chat.... meaning having chat windows attached to the chatbar!!! without this feature it's pretty much useless when you have facebook and now myspace with this as standard.... you are crippling your user with windows all over the page... if they want to video chat then that should be a popup option just for that. The reason for caht bars was to get rid of popup windows and chat rooms where you are stuck... If you take this in to consideration your plugin will be great and very useful and competitve with today's chat revolution.
@aymen this .zip file only contains the directions as to how to get the plugin and implement it on to your site. Because Toksta.com owns it, and I dont want to get into any of that copyright infringement mess. Just read the index file inside and then you can go and get it set up on your site.
@chrislace I agree, we need a Gmail/FB/Myspace-like chat. But that need a "full Ajax" Elgg. At the moment each page you request loads a new full page, reloading also the footer. An alternative are frames, but are strongly deprecated.
One part of the page should be fixed and the other loaded via Ajax. That require that each plugin acts in that way, with the need of some framework functions in Elgg. Then the core plugins should implement Ajax loading, while other plugin could implement it or not.
I think this is an heavy change in Elgg, but I don't know if someone is already working on it or has a better solution.
I have found an audio/ video chat that can handle up to 100 people in the room/ can view up to 3 cams at one time and opens in new window and is hosted by vagipe, can be modified to fit color scheme of your site and admin access is granted by emailing vagipe support. I have it on my site running now, couldnt find a way to have the script work with pages but used external pages link for index page and placed the code there. www.vagipe.com/