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VSa - ChatBox (AJAX)
Mod Version: 3.1.8, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (379 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2856
Released: 07 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23327
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Powerful AJAX-based ChatBox for vBulletin.

Main Features:
-One step installation (no file uploads, no manual template modifications required)
-Put ChatBox on any forum page by setting script name and adding variable to desired template
-"ChatBox Full" (always available on separate page)
-"Messages Archive" (available on separate page, with options to edit/delete messages)
-"ChatBox Search"
-Option to block usergroups from viewing ChatBox
-Option to delete messages older than x hours automatically
-"ChatBox Statistics" (new messages since last visit, messages in last x hours, total messages, top x chatters,...)
-View users active in ChatBox (available in CBFull and Archive)
-Text formatting options (color, weight, style, decoration,...)
-Advanced Smiliebox
-Smiliebox options: total smilies available, smilies per row, smilie clipping, disable smilies...
-A lot of customizable stuff, including: set new/old status icons, time/date format, box height, message order, auto-refresh intervals,...
-One-click actions: View all messages posted by user X, Delete all messages posted by user x, Ban/unban user from ChatBox, View last message posted by user X, View your last message, View first unread message
-"/me" action (used when you want to refer to yourself in the "third person")
...and more...

View screenshots for more details.

-Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
-OPTIONAL: Download attached images and extract them to images/editor (contains smilies/remove format icons)

To add to desired template (example FORUMHOME):
1. Add 'index' to THIS_SCRIPT locations (Product options)
2. Add 'FORUMHOME' to template names (Product options)
3. Open 'FORUMHOME' template and put "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" to desired line (for example after '<!-- /main -->') -> Save

To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > VSa - ChatBox

v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Latest vB 3.x version
v3.0 - Feb 08. 2010.
-Rewritten for vB4
-Known bugs fixed, code optimized
v3.0.1 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: Wrong title alignment in box/archive tables
-Fixed: Wrong expand/collapse button alignment in Safari
-Fixed: Wrong 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: XHTML errors
-New Setting: List templates where "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" will be enabled
v3.0.2 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: PHP error on CMS on some configs
-Fixed: 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: Minor bugs in PHP/HTML
v3.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-New: CB Log-in/Log-out
-New Option: Stop auto-refresh if user inactive for X minutes
-New Option: Disable custom colors completely
-New Option: Random smilies
-New Option: Align messages to the usernames
-New: Remove text formatting button
-New: 'Smilies' replaced by image, arrrow removed
-Fixed: Move focus to input field when smilie inserted
-Fixed: 'Expand' button not shown after refresh
-Fixed: Now first item in color list is used as default
-Settings reorganized
-Several style/functionality bugs fixed
v3.1.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-Fixed: Small JS issue on log-out
-New Option: Logged-out by default
v3.1.2 - Feb 16. 2010.
-Fixed: Errors with PHP 5.3
-Fixed: CB table messed up in footer
-Fixed: Several style errors, including XHTML incompatibilities
-New: Auto-insert on forumhome location - Below Forums
-New: Option to reverse message order in CB Archive
v3.1.3 - Feb 19. 2010.
-Fixed: Color selector dimensions
-Fixed: Minor bugs
v3.1.4 - Feb 20. 2010.
-New: Color Select replaced by Color Menu (and it's sexy)
-Note: Above fixes issues with Safari for Mac
-Fixed: Issue with Default color if it's in RGB format
-Note: Above will not change already posted messages
-Fixed/improved: Several style details
-Note: You may die if your templates are not reverted after upgrade
v3.1.5 - Feb 20. 2010.
-Fixed: Chrome not showing Color menu
-Fixed: headinclude_bottom added to <head
v3.1.6 - Feb 24. 2010.
-Fixed: Several style/functionality issues
-New: Set groups NOT able to edit messages
v3.1.7 - Jan 21. 2012.
-Fixed: Status images
-Fixed: Smilies button
-Fixed: Menu items invisible until highlighted
-Fixed: Several style issues (background, menus, colors, smilies)
-Fixed: https links not parsed automatically
-New: Show ChatBox in selected forum only
-New option: Automatically disable auto-refresh if server load is higher than X
-New Option: Set usergroups able to prune ChatBox
-New: 'Prune ChatBox' option available in the Main ChatBox drop-down menu
-Improved: Product menus re-organized
-Minor bugs fixed, codes optimized

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Old 31 Oct 2013, 19:14
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Videx Videx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Feature request:

re: The takeover of mobile devices...
Maybe hopeless, but the #1 thing annoying me at the moment is that I can't see this chat in Tapatalk. It's more than most can manage to log out of Tapatalk, then have to navigate back to the site in a browser then request the desktop version of the site. Even then the chatbox is darn difficult to read.

My own visits to the chatbox are now limited to maybe once a day when I visit the site on my desktop. Very inconvenient.
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Old 01 Nov 2013, 16:57
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Doesnt seem to work for 4.2.2.......Any fixes any one
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Old 10 Nov 2013, 13:55
mrt_547 mrt_547 is offline
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I installed it, but nothing showed up in the vBulletin options for it.
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Old 10 Nov 2013, 16:10
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Videx Videx is offline
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Originally Posted by mrt_547 View Post
I installed it, but nothing showed up in the vBulletin options for it.
That doesn't give us much to go on. Have you installed a lot of mods? Check out - it's a bit dated but still useful.
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Old 12 Nov 2013, 01:08
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Can the color be changed in the message box where you type your message?
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Old 13 Nov 2013, 10:43
Zoul Zoul is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Is it possible to view the gallery in a template or/and created in the VBT Gallery?
Thanks to a similar variable: {vb: raw vsachatbox}

thank you
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Old 14 Nov 2013, 11:27
Zoul Zoul is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
hello to all

I'll try to be more specific.

regarding my template created, I succeeded.
but to which the Dragonbyte Gallery

in AdminCP: (both information is written correctly)

in template: (variable is present)

in forum: (one distinguishes only the newline)

would you have an idea to make it appear please?

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Old 17 Nov 2013, 10:20
THANIT THANIT is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Installed on vb 4.2.2 but
having problem with date/time display (no display).

Here is my forum:
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Old 17 Nov 2013, 14:17
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Videx Videx is offline
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Originally Posted by THANIT View Post
Installed on vb 4.2.2 but
having problem with date/time display (no display).

Here is my forum:
I can't see it; maybe you need to enable it for guests. Anyway, my only idea is that you may have the color set to the same as your background color? If so, highlighting would reveal it. At any rate you'll need to "search this mod" for clues, as this is not a common problem.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 01:31
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luggz luggz is offline
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can the color of the text input area be changed?
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 19:04
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ZUCCO ZUCCO is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Nice mode but, is there anyway to allow unregistered/ no logged users to see the chatbox or even comment? ty
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Old 29 Dec 2013, 05:53
chaz7979 chaz7979 is offline
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{vb:raw vsachatbox} doesn't work on SHOWTHREAD?

I can manually add Chatbox to the FORUMHOME with {vb:raw vsachatbox} no problem but, {vb:raw vsachatbox} does not seem to work on the SHOWTHREAD page.

Any idea why that might be? Can someone else with a working version confirm this bug/issue?
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Old 29 Dec 2013, 13:53
c.c. c.c. is offline
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Originally Posted by marccap View Post
Doesnt seem to work for 4.2.2.......Any fixes any one
Works fine for me? although I had it for over a year now.

BTW - To the developer it's awesome and my users love it! Thanks!!!!!!
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Old 03 Jan 2014, 10:37
woodmj woodmj is offline
Join Date: Sep 2013
I've been tweaking the settings for this mod on my board over the last day or so to try and find how to work with it's 'Show Chatbox In Specific Forum Only' mode and in case this is useful for anyone else this is what I came up with :

"Show ChatBox on pages (comma separated THIS_SCRIPT locations) Blank to show on all pages (not recommended because of server load)" = Leave blank
Show ChatBox in templates (comma separated template names)" = Leave blank
Show ChatBox in specific forum only?" = Select your target forum from the dropdown
Position on page (Disable if you add ChatBox manually in templates)" = Above Footer (Below Navbar will probably work too but not Below Forums or Disabled)

Last edited by woodmj; 04 Jan 2014 at 13:06.
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 02:00
ckgb ckgb is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Read the description. Did not quite get it. Is it possible to set this chatbox only available for a specific forum id. For example 3 and 5?
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