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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: 2856
Released: 07 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23213
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 18 Mar 2010, 22:07
columbonet columbonet is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
I have the issue of chat not loading on page load the first time. I actually have to click the '"forum" button and when it reloads the page it will reload chat properly.
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 22:45
tiga2 tiga2 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
How can I make the Load a bit lower... Its eating up all the server resource.. I changed the settings but im not sure which is best
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 22:52
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Hippy Hippy is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
admincp >options>Vsa-chatbox Auto-refresh & Status
Messages auto-refresh interval in seconds
Note: Don’t set this value too low because of server load / default 10
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 02:35
Toxic2 Toxic2 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009


What code and where, to add to make a Sticky Chat to stay at the top for announcement or for something Important ?

Great Chat box !
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 06:58
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stator stator is offline
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Real name: Mohammad
I'd like to how to adjust the width of chat Box

Thanks in advance
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Old 20 Mar 2010, 12:13
ndahiya ndahiya is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by ndahiya View Post

1. is there a way to show "who's online in the chat" block on the main page (but not the chat itself).

2. is there a way to show logins/logouts of chat in the message list?


Also, is it possible to show only the last say x mins of messages in the chat list by default (the archive still has all)...

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Old 20 Mar 2010, 12:44
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yeku yeku is offline
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Installed ... thanks for your work ...

Is there any way to insert an image?

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Old 20 Mar 2010, 13:01
musado1961 musado1961 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Is it possible to run two instances of the chatbox on one forum?

As in, one for Moderators that members cant see/access and another for members that everyone can access?
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Old 21 Mar 2010, 06:58
Webbstre Webbstre is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Just out of curiosity, has anyone installed this on a very busy live board yet? I'm curious as to what kind of server load I can expect.
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 15:16
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210665 210665 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Is it possible to be installed, the button of the type of [img] [/ img] replaced.

Ist es möglich ein Button so einzubauen das der das eingeben von ersetzt.
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 16:10
Aclikyano Aclikyano is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
why /me does not work!! !!!!!
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 20:50
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TCB TCB is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Just a question: isn't this AJAX chat very server intensive with about 10-20 users chatting at the same time? And I don't mean a really slow chat, but one where's everyone talking with eachother?
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Old 23 Mar 2010, 00:59
jkcerda jkcerda is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by TCB View Post
Just a question: isn't this AJAX chat very server intensive with about 10-20 users chatting at the same time? And I don't mean a really slow chat, but one where's everyone talking with eachother?
yes it is, I have it set to refresh every 20 secs, I DONT have that many users on it 10-12 tops.
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Old 25 Mar 2010, 03:19
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The_Big_K The_Big_K is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Any clues, on how to change the name from 'Chatbox' to something else?
I'm a Crazy Engineer | The Big K's Superblog |
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Old 25 Mar 2010, 03:26
badawidollah badawidollah is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
very nice
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