Adding live chat on my website

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Hi!

I would like to add a live chat service on my website. I need a solution that enables people visiting my website to chat with me in real time.

Specifically I need something that shows visitors if I am online and
that warns me when visitors try to chat.

A freeware script would be best.

Any idea? Thank you.

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The one I use on my company website is Crafty Syntax Live Help. It's the best one I have found over the last few years of using it.

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pr0gr4mm3r wrote:
The one I use on my company website is Crafty Syntax Live Help. It's the best one I have found over the last few years of using it.

my opinion use crafty its a good one Smiling

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Can you tell me what your website is so that I can check it out?

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It is not too hard to create your own, it just takes a bit of server side programming and nowadays an XMLHTTPrequest.

A Java applet might be another approach, though it is possible to do this all just using the standard facilities offered by the browser.

You have to be a little careful with using a 3rd party tool, as problems can appear later as browsers get updated, and if you don't know the code then you are left waiting for an update or forced to go round the merry go round of selecting a new chat system that does work.

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No I doubt this is possible though just HTML. They would need to be signed in while they click on the link if it were possible, much easier to just let them do it manually you know, keep it simple.

thanks,

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You have to be a little careful with using a 3rd party tool, as problems can appear later as browsers get updated, and if you don't know the code then you are left waiting for an update or forced to go round the merry go round of selecting a new chat system that does work.

I would have to disagree. Very rarely does an updated browser break a script like the one I posted above. It's usually the upgrading of server software that might break something critical. Even so, using a third-party script that's open source will yield a patch far quicker than if you wrote it your self. Plus, you can always find support somewhere.

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try meebo chat

configurable copy&paste widget

me own meebo chat room

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Thank you to all. I will try is Crafty Syntax Live Help.
Cheers

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tochiro wrote:
Thank you to all. I will try is Crafty Syntax Live Help.
Cheers

did you try Crafty Syntax Live Help ultimately.or something else.if any other can you please4 let me know the name and how it functioned

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Though its not hard to develop our own chat. we will have to put a big effort to get that flexibility. so something like Crafty Syntax live help would be easier for you.

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Crafty Syntax Live Help- looks good. Will this can be placed on my WP blogs?

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Try a company called boonex. They have some good stuff. Great chat with webcam etc! This can be run for free however it will contain a small advert at the bottom! google it and take a look. Its very professional looking!

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Google out for AJAXChat

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Just gave CraftySyntax a try for a client here at work, a little too "technical" for the client we have, may look at seeing how it works to write out own though, but did have all the features we needed than many others didn't, which is to be able to have more than just one "company" person online to chat with, and as people come in they can grab them and handle them separately.

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there are many pre written code for the live chat available on google site, just pay for it and integrate that code in to your site, ur live chat will work good.

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CraftySyntax is awesome. We have used it on couple of our sites and are really satisfied with its functionality. Please go ahead with it.

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A Java applet might be another approach, though it is possible to do this all just using the standard facilities offered by the browser.There are many pre-written code for the live chat available on Google site, just pay for it and integrate that code in to your site, your live chat will work good.

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Do any body have free self hosting Live chat script?

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Crafty Syntax's is a better choise. But the script is bad!

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Crafty Syntax Live Help- looks good.

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You can try hotscripts.com, there is whatt you want, search "chat" in PHP directory, there you go!

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PHPOpenChat is my advice to you. it is object oriented, database independent and supports multiple language.

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You can also try Open Web Messenger.

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i use phpopenenchat . it is easy to use. and i think any one can use it easily .

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i have tried livezilla it works pretty well, you can also try Live2support.com it has good features you can integrate with your site and would suit to your site needs

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java is best solution for your question, what i am saying is java is user friendly, and platform independence.we can perform any kind of task over that like for example online games

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A good java chat is the best. Have it connect to an IRC channel on a server!

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have you check wibi its a great tool

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I would have to disagree. Very rarely does an updated browser break a script like the one I posted above. It's usually the upgrading of server software that might break something critical. Even so, using a third-party script that's open source will yield a patch far quicker than if you wrote it your self. Plus, you can always find support somewhere.

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"like the one I posted above"

What one did you post above??

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i want free live chat for my website.
i dont want to use any premium chat application or software.
so suggest me free live chat application for my php website.

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Google "Bravenet". They have a free chat plugin for websites.

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