Simple Chat

  • Overview

    The Simple Chat module adds chat communication to your site.

    Enable chat on to your community members by giving them access to it in the QUOTA system.

    Users in a chat enabled quota will see the chat icon in the bottom right of the screen. Click the chat icon to open the chat bar and start a conversation.
  • Open Chat

    Open Chat
    screenshot of the chat button visible when the module is enabled
  • When chat is enabled for a user they will see the button in the bottom left hand corner to open the chat window.

    Clicking on it reveals the chat window from the side of the screen. The width of the chat can be opened and closed from the buttons on the side of the window.
  • screenshot of the chat side bar open with no rooms created
  • Create Rooms

    When the chat is first opened it will be empty. Only users with the "Can Create Chat Rooms" quota setting can create new chat rooms.

    When created users who are in quotas that have access will be able to join the chat rooms by opening the chat panel from the chat button and joining any public rooms.
  • screenshot of the chat room creation area with some public and private rooms created.
  • Switch between chat rooms

    To change chat rooms, click on the down arrow next to the rooms name in the top of the chat panel, this will show you all the chat rooms you have access to.

    When new chat is happening in other rooms this button will be yellow to indicate that there are unread chat messages in there.
  • Screenshot

    Screenshot
    screenshot of a chat conversation
  • Your messages will be shown to the right and in a different color to all the other messages in the room.

    The image of the author will show next to their message.
  • Paging someone

    If you want to get someones attention, you can page them and a bell will sound in their system.

    The syntax for that is :page then the persons name, eg for michael
    :page michael
Strumelia
21 Apr 2017 10:36:42AM @strumelia:
JR Team- would you please add a little something about how to initiate a private chat in the chat feature? It's still a bit confusing to me. If I have members set to not be allowed to create chat ROOMS, then does that mean they can't have private chats with other members? Like,...I don't necessarily want a whole bunch of abandoned rooms littering about after private chats. Not sure how it works with that.
Strumelia
21 Apr 2017 10:38:47AM @strumelia:
Also, with paging- if the member name has two words like Michael Smith... do i need to write it which way?:
:page michael smith or page: michael-smith (like on their profile url)
Also...am assuming capitalizing names or not doesn't matter for paging. Thanks

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