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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: (384 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2857
Released: 07 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23253
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 04 Jun 2013, 14:33
Ckidd25 Ckidd25 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009

I'm having a hard time downloading this, could anyone do it for me?
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Old 05 Jun 2013, 02:15
OUTL4W OUTL4W is offline
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is there a way so when new threads/post are made, they then show up in shoutbox as a clickable url?
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Old 08 Jun 2013, 01:02
HerbToken HerbToken is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
I upload the XML file and literally nothing appears on my forum.
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Old 08 Jun 2013, 02:28
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Videx Videx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Originally Posted by HerbToken View Post
I upload the XML file and literally nothing appears on my forum.
If you simply upload the xml file then that's exactly what would happen - nothing.

First you have to read the entire thread - or at least the last few pages - to see if the mod even works with your version of vb. Then you must carefully read and follow the installation instructions.

If you aren't familiar with installing mods, try
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Old 09 Jun 2013, 17:24
kappeGF kappeGF is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
great work thanks for mod!

how to show chatbox in a specific thread?
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Old 12 Jun 2013, 15:39
It's Damn Real! It's Damn Real! is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
How can I have this chat show ONLY in a specific (private) forum? I want to use this for my moderators and only for my moderators — not for the public forum.

When "Show ChatBox in specific forum only?" is set to the forum I want this displayed on, the ChatBox still views everywhere.
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Old 12 Jun 2013, 16:30
It's Damn Real! It's Damn Real! is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
Scratch that — had to exclude by UserGroup. All good now. Next time read the full options list, It's Damn Real!...
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Old 15 Jun 2013, 01:20
shakir1401 shakir1401 is offline
Join Date: May 2013
frinds i need a chat box so badly that i have tried many but none of them worked at all.i tried this too but it keeps showing a message "loading".
screenshot is being attached,any suggestion plz?.
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File Type: jpg chat box not working.jpg (16.7 KB, 24 views)
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Old 16 Jun 2013, 23:04
t-j t-j is offline
Join Date: May 2013
Is is possible to add a 2nd version of this chatbox ?

1st chatbox for all members
2nd chatbox for moderators/admin
MY Tech Forum
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Old 19 Jun 2013, 14:09
MonkYZ MonkYZ is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Guys, do you know how can i setup the default Text size for ChatBox & ChatBox Full?
Thanks in advance!

Also, there is an issue with non-registered users. They receive the "Smilies" page instead of Chatbox saying not available or something. Here is how it looks on Full version:
And here is in the mini version: (at the bottom of the page).

I don't really understand why it sends you to the "Smilies" page... Can you give me a hint?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 19 Jun 2013, 14:52
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Videx Videx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
When an 'unknown error' occurs this mod sends you to smilies. Not much help, but at least you know an error is occurring.
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Old 20 Jun 2013, 01:53
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NHForum NHForum is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
I have it installed. I can view it on my PC in IE & Chrome as well as several other users, and it appears to working fine. We are running VB 4.2.1. My Wife can not see the Chatbox on her PC. She is also an adminstrator of our forum with full permissions. Any ideas why she can not view the chat box eithier in Chrome or IE?

Edit: I logged in under my user on her PC and the Chatbox is there???

Also I have two Chatboxe bars showing up instead of one. Both give a token missing error when expanded in in regular view, but show previous posts fine.

Edit2: Second strange phenomina, The chatbox only seems to work when either of the two chat bars is set to full view.

Anyone have help with this? I only searched posts since 4.2.1 came out.

Last edited by NHForum; 20 Jun 2013 at 02:15.
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Old 20 Jun 2013, 14:26
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HaPpYfAcE HaPpYfAcE is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by silvermerc View Post
Okay so the background isnt changing when we do it in style var > editor bg.
Plus we seem to be getting 2 showing on the forum? only one works mind...
Try adding to your additional.css - found this at this link.

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This is for the bg color only. I don't know why you're getting two chatboxes.

Originally Posted by GamerPerfection View Post
Yes via the style var : editor_background. However this may change other backgrounds too so double check when you do it.
This does affect all post editors for me, so if possible, i'd like to find another way to adjust the background color of 'only' the chatbox. I tried the solution that involves editing the additional.css template, but it does not work for styles that are created in the admincp. Any thoughts on why that is?
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Old 26 Jun 2013, 01:39
xAnacondax xAnacondax is offline
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Originally Posted by shakir1401 View Post
frinds i need a chat box so badly that i have tried many but none of them worked at all.i tried this too but it keeps showing a message "loading".
screenshot is being attached,any suggestion plz?.
My site's having a similar problem after we moved our forum files to different directory in the FTP server. It seems to have several causes, based on what I've read but as to the fix I'm stumped as well.
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Old 26 Jun 2013, 16:54
Kirk93 Kirk93 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
How exactly do you get it to show in one forum only?

I've selected the option and removed "FORUMHOME" from the template option, and I've changed "index" to "forumdisplay.php?xxxxxx", and whilst it does display on there it comes up with an error;

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ')' in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\global.php(37) : eval()'d code(598) : eval()'d code on line 1 Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ')' in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\includes\class_bootstrap.php(1419) : eval()'d code(141) : eval()'d code on line 1
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