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Ideal Chat Lite (facebook style bottom chat/chatroom bar) v1.3.0
Mod Version: 1.3.0, by Ideal Web Tech (Coder) Ideal Web Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (19 votes - 4.47 average) Installs: 173
Released: 27 Jul 2011 Last Update: 30 Oct 2011 Downloads: 2330
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

This modification adds a bottom bar chat system to your board.

  • Friend’s Online List (mutal or all friends)
  • Integration with vBulletin's ignore system so users can block messages from people they want
  • General Chat Room
  • User-to-User Chat
    • Chat with friends
  • Support for infinite number of open chats
  • Automatic Updating of chat messages
  • New message indicators
    • Indicator on Chat Tab for new messages
    • A sound plays for new messages
    • Page title flashes for new messages
    • Indicator for new messages on tabs out of view
  • Multiple window support
    • Supports users having your site open in multiple windows/tabs
    • Changes in one window automatically apply to other windows
  • Automatically disables chat bar for mobile browsers
    • Help save bandwidth for your mobile users
  • Admin Settings
    • Chat online
    • Ban individual users from chat
    • Update stream time limit
    • Update stream delay
    • Settings & Chat Room link Positions
      • Change where the links show at, or hide them all-together
  • Usergroup Settings
    • Can use chat
    • Can use chat room
  • User Settings
    • Hide Chat bar
    • New message notification method
Change Log
For a full list of changes, please visit:

See included readme file.

You can see a demo here (You can can register a new account, or use the Login, "Ideal Chat Demo", and password, "chatdemo") This demo is of the pro version which can be found here!

This modification is released for free, and as such we don't officially support it; however, as time permits we will try to offer support on it. We will NOT be monitoring this thread on a daily basis, your best bet for a fast reply would be to go post here.

Common Issues/Topics
Chat Bar Don't Show Up?
Have you configured the usergroup settings? This is the most common issue we see, and 99% of the time it is due to usergroup settings not being configured properly. So if your bar is not showing up, please verify your usergroup settings before reporting it as an issue.

Messages Don't Show Up?
We are aware of an issue causing messages to not show up for some people, and are looking into fixes.

Modification Has Conflict With Another Product
There is always a chance that two products will conflict with each other! We are aware of some, but please feel free to tell us about any products you find to conflict via our Bug Tracker on our site.

Chat Doesn't Support Certain Characters
The chat can only support the characters your board itself can support! If you would like to support certain characters, you must have your board using a charset that supports them. We have only ever once noticed a chat that didn't support every character the board did, and we are looking in it.

Chat Kills My Server
We have tested the chat extensively for server friendliness, and have found it to be very gentle on servers. We have seen the script run with hundreds of active users without putting hardly any load on the server. However, an improperly configured server may result in any reverse-AJAX/push-AJAX/Comet based chat script killing the server. If you find that your server slows down after installation, you may want to talk with your host about raising your MySQL and Apache Max Connection Limits to a more appropriate amount!

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Old 29 Nov 2011, 23:20
revmitchell revmitchell is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Anytime I try to set usergroup setting I get a database error. I checked to see that there were no conflicts with other products
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Old 02 Dec 2011, 00:13
belowthebelt belowthebelt is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Installed and paid for the version that includes support, posted support ticket about chat jumping around; no answer for 12 days about fixing the product; I asked for a refund because the product does not work as advertised; no refunds possible for broken software though terms and service ( Understandable & Fair ) however if you are considering paying for this software I would ask that you think again.

It's nothing but trouble.
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Old 02 Dec 2011, 10:31
baghdad4ever baghdad4ever is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: husam

it is not support arabic
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Old 02 Dec 2011, 20:57
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Breakthecycle2 Breakthecycle2 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2011
I have failed files uploaded through FTP and now this:

Warning: require([path]/iwt/shared/includes/license_api.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/adminfunctions_plugin.php(931) : eval()'d code on line 1

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/droidtec/public_html/iwt/shared/includes/license_api.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/droidtec/public_html/includes/adminfunctions_plugin.php(931) : eva
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Old 03 Dec 2011, 15:38
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dog199200 dog199200 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Missouri
Real name: Dwight
has anyone figured out how to get this to work outside of a vB environment yet? I have my own custom build website and i can't get this to work on the website, just the forum and I need it to run on both
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Old 07 Dec 2011, 02:35
bakabanana bakabanana is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
worked fine on 4.1.8~

Last edited by bakabanana; 07 Dec 2011 at 02:46.
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 16:23
scottct1 scottct1 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
This looks great, but I am wondering if there is any kind of logging? I wouldn't want to see some of our members use this for illegal activity.
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 22:05
emgage emgage is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Great addon. How can i get the chat to also appear on my cms homepage? not just the /forum.php page. I am using publishing suite. Thank you
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 23:41
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mackers8923 mackers8923 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Real name: Rob
I'd be very up to using this if it was available on the CMS page also..
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 09:47
gmhoward gmhoward is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by Niak_Judge View Post
Same here... :c
Same here, 4.1.8. When I turn on this mod the server crawls within a few minutes. The load shows no different in cpanel, but the site gets very very slow. As soon as I turn the mod off, the site is fast again right away.

Last edited by gmhoward; 11 Dec 2011 at 07:12.
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 23:10
Athena1984 Athena1984 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
I also tested it on 4.1.8 but, it doesn't work for me either.
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Old 14 Dec 2011, 04:34
sticky sticky is offline
Join Date: Sep 2003
Want to try this out but it seems to be not be working?
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Old 14 Dec 2011, 05:06
sticky sticky is offline
Join Date: Sep 2003
Installed it but completely killed my server and I'm on a dedicated.
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Old 15 Dec 2011, 12:32
Niak_Judge Niak_Judge is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
Same :
4.1.8, dedicated serv, ubuntu 11.10 => not working : pages loading very very slow when the mod is activated...
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Old 25 Dec 2011, 04:10
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Replicators Replicators is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
The Ideal Chat Lite conflicts with 2 mods i have installed which is,

DragonByte Tech: Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite)
DragonByte Tech: vBShop (Pro)

The chatbar will not show with them mods enabled, and i need them so, please fix.
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