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Customizing SMF => Modifications and Packages => Topic started by: hm32s on June 11, 2013, 12:55:33 PM

Title: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hm32s on June 11, 2013, 12:55:33 PM
Link to Mod (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3711)

FreiChat is a free web-based chat program for your website similar to the one provided by Facebook and Google Chat.
FreiChat automatically integrates with your site's login, friends list, avatars, links as well as status updates.

(http://codologic.com/page/sites/all/themes/sky/images/1.png)

But FreiChat has much more, with its unique UX and features, your visitors will be encouraged to socialize and interact, which will make them stay on your website for a long time and will also help bring in new visitors.
You too can Interact with your visitors to drive up sales or give them quick tips.

Features:
Easy installation
Avatar support
Chatrooms
send/receive files
save/send conversation
facebook like chatbar
Minimize and close chat boxes
Able to chat even while you browse different pages.
Option for username or nickname
smiley support(BBcode similar to kunena)
url to clickable url support
WYSIWYG Theming
And much more...

NOTE: This mod only integrates FreiChat , you will need to also install freichat by downloading it from codologic.com (http://codologic.com)

Installation Procedure:
1. download freichat from codologic.com (http://codologic.com)
2. unzip freichat.zip to [BoardURL]/freichat
3. to install go to http://[BoardURL]/freichat/installation
4. download and install the mod.

License:
This mod is licensed under GNU GPL V3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: CheeseHead05 on June 11, 2013, 01:30:43 PM
Can you show a screenshot of the chatroom feature?
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: TheListener on June 11, 2013, 01:39:10 PM
Quote from: CheeseHead05 on June 11, 2013, 01:30:43 PM
Can you show a screenshot of the chatroom feature?

Loking at http://codologic.com/page/codo_commerce/buy

The chatroom feature is a paid for chat.

Same goes if you want to customise the chat too.
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: CheeseHead05 on June 11, 2013, 01:42:03 PM
O i c....dangit!
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: sangham.net on June 11, 2013, 01:46:13 PM
Looks like a great idea, real nice.

But I guess some Terms of use are more than worthy to add to the mod description as well and there is no real explaining of the relation between the needed additional software and the mod provided here.

So it's maybe good to take a good look at codologic.com (http://codologic.com/page/faq-page#t17n629) as well. Not sure about the SMF policy in such matters.

Quote from: from the Frequently Asked QuestionsAre future updates free?

Every purchase of FreiChat comes with 6 months free updates. Updates after that can be purchased at a discount price.

Sales
Is FreiChat a one-time fee?

The purchase of FreiChat is a one-time cost. There are no monthly or yearly costs involved. Support and updates are provided free of cost for 6 months.

Can I upgrade to a feature at a later stage?

Yes, you can always upgrade by paying the difference.

What is your refund policy?

We can only provide refunds in the case that FreiChat cannot be properly installed on your server. This means that both you and our staff are unable to install FreiChat.


Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: Gryzor on June 12, 2013, 04:05:17 AM
Hm, supposedly Freichat offers a SMF plugin; when you install it you get the option to download it, but leads to a 404...?
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: qubbah on June 12, 2013, 11:15:59 PM
after install this mod and the chat is running... the one problem is.... my site going slow loading...
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: bienquangcao on June 13, 2013, 05:06:22 PM
Very slowly, I have a large community. There are too many requests to my server after enable this mod. I may think about XMPP chat solutions.
thank anyway
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: Gryzor on June 13, 2013, 05:12:39 PM
Quote from: bienquangcao on June 13, 2013, 05:06:22 PM
Very slowly, I have a large community. There are too many requests to my server after enable this mod. I may think about XMPP chat solutions.
thank anyway

Yeah, but I don't think there are any XMPP mods for SMF?
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: bienquangcao on June 13, 2013, 05:21:05 PM
Quote from: Gryzor on June 13, 2013, 05:12:39 PM
Quote from: bienquangcao on June 13, 2013, 05:06:22 PM
Very slowly, I have a large community. There are too many requests to my server after enable this mod. I may think about XMPP chat solutions.
thank anyway

Yeah, but I don't think there are any XMPP mods for SMF?

No. but I am trying to integrate this app https://code.google.com/p/ijab/
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: Gryzor on June 13, 2013, 05:24:01 PM
Quote from: bienquangcao on June 13, 2013, 05:21:05 PM
No. but I am trying to integrate this app https://code.google.com/p/ijab/

Preview page is down, but I hope you succeed :)
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: hm32s on June 19, 2013, 08:46:49 AM
QuoteLoking at http://codologic.com/page/codo_commerce/buy

The chatroom feature is a paid for chat.


No , it is not. It comes along with the free version .

QuoteCan you show a screenshot of the chatroom feature?

Why don't  you have a look at the demo ? Its much better than a simple screenshot .
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: warezxts on July 05, 2013, 03:52:36 PM
Ive install for testing, and now want to remove. what should i do after i uninstall the SMF package? delete the freichat directory and...?
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: hm32s on July 08, 2013, 10:51:21 AM
Hi,

For removing everything related to freichat :

1. Uninstall/remove the freichat SMF package.
2. Delete all frei_* tables [You can get the list of freichat tables from freichat/installation/install.sql]
3. Delete the freichat directory .

But basically removing the smf package should be enough.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: haniel on July 08, 2013, 09:21:12 PM
Spend the day trying to get this to work.  Nothing.  Nada.  After numerous installs and re-installs, no chat window anywhere.   I see the php code, I see the database entries, just does not work.

I figure it's scamware.  Pay money if you want a version that might work.



Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Colin on July 08, 2013, 09:49:30 PM
Welcome to SMF.

I am sorry that you are having some trouble. Did you install freichat first, per the mod instructions?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: haniel on July 09, 2013, 10:46:04 AM
Yes.  I also found that everything in the index.template.php after around line 200 was missing, so just opening and saving that file gave me a parse error. I made a fresh install and copied the code across (Prior admins on the site had installed packages previously which may have modified the file, so I didn't replace it in it's entirety. I made sure there were no errors in that file before installing freichat and the mod. It was during an attempt to manually add the mod that I noticed the truncated file.   

Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hm32s on July 11, 2013, 04:32:52 AM
Hi,

If you are having any trouble installing freichat please consider posting in our forums on our website , because we do not regularly check
replies here .

QuoteYes.  I also found that everything in the index.template.php after around line 200 was missing

The mod makes changes to the sourcedir/Load.php file , so it should not be related to freichat .
If you can provide us with your website address + test account , we may be able to identify your problem .
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: mtxpert on July 30, 2013, 11:58:35 PM
Couple of things after installing the free version
1. In the chat room how can I disable avatars? I got it to work in regular person to person chat but not the chat rooms
2. Where can the user disable if they don't want to participate in chat or see the chat boxes? EDIT - found the way to turn off the chat for that single instance. How can offline be set permanently? Some users love it others just want it blocked.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: snadge on August 16, 2013, 07:34:16 PM
access to this resource is denied...??

is it:

/freichat/installation/

or is it:

/freichat/installation/install.php  ?

permissions are 777 - tried changing all to 755 but nothing?

thanks in advance
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: tridirk on August 27, 2013, 04:04:12 PM
I installed this.  I get nothing?  What is it supposed to do?  and how do you access it?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Colin on August 27, 2013, 08:48:46 PM
Hi Tridirk,

Did you just install this mod or did you also install the freichat software which is required for this to work?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: tridirk on August 29, 2013, 07:49:25 PM
Hi,
I installed both.  The server install first, and then the mod.  Obviously, I didn't do something correctly.  But I can't figure out what it was?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: madvex on September 29, 2013, 12:18:49 PM
Works great for the most part but does have some issues. I'm running SMF 2.0.5 currently.
Issues I encountered:

1. slows page response times on every page and is very noticeable, (a bit better when avatars are turned off).
2. custom/uploaded avatars don't seem to be picked up for display (installed avatars seem to work fine, but affect performance per #1)
3. chat sounds do not work

Other than that, starting from the codologic website, the free version install went off without a hitch. T
his is a very nice chat addition to SMF. If it could be less intrusive on load times it would be perfect.

I like it, but may have to remove simply due to the page response time issues unfortunately.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: maxmoto on October 24, 2013, 09:24:30 AM
hello,
i installed this Chat and the MOD on SMF 2.05 and SimplePortal, but i cant see anything. Get no Error.
I dont need what to do because i dont use the Default Theme.

Is there anything to do that i can use this Chat in my Community or is some Code use in custom Themes?
I cant find nothing :)
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: rhnegativeforum on December 09, 2013, 04:17:11 AM
Same here. I accessed forumurl/freichat/installation/ and it was a blank page. I installed the mod through package manager and nothing shows.
This thread seems dead and without support.

Can someone please recommend a chat software which I won´t run into these unnecessary headaches with.

I am running 2.0.6

Thanks a lot.

Mike
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Colin on December 10, 2013, 01:31:16 AM
When I get a moment, I am going to go through this mod installation on a demo server and document the steps. I will also send a message over to the mod author. Thank you for your patience everyone.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hm32s on December 10, 2013, 03:58:11 AM
sorry everyone, I wasn't notified about the responses.

as for the page load time, FreiChat is loaded after the page is fully loaded.
if anyone has a live demo, I would personally help in getting it fixed.

and if possible, always use the 'comet' option in the backend, it not only improves the messaging speed but also lowers the request overhead.

for the blank page issue, this is mainly and always due to wrong permissions, you might want to check what permission does SMF PHP files currently use and copy those permissions over to the files in the freichat folder.

General Installation Procedure:
1. Download both the plugin and freichat(from http://codologic.com)
2. Install freichat (you will also be given a link to download the plugin at the end of the installation)
3. install plugin in SMF


There is an old video tutorial you might want to see, it was made for joomla+Freichat 7, but the installation procedure is almost the same for both,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXya4TuX7Ro





Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: rhnegativeforum on December 10, 2013, 04:17:38 AM
Which permissions are needed to make it work?

Everything on my end is set at 777
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hm32s on December 10, 2013, 06:05:34 AM
PHP files usually needs permissions like 755 or 644.
you just have to copy the permissions that you have for the inde.php file of SMF.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: rhnegativeforum on December 10, 2013, 07:56:28 AM
For the entire folder /freichat or the subfolder /installation only?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hm32s on December 10, 2013, 10:36:47 PM
@rhnegativeforum I replied to your PM.

if anyone has trouble installing, please refer to your server error log. you will understand what kind of permissions are actually required.
or else look at the existing PHP files that are running smoothly.

go to the server root directory, and see the permission of the PHP files (usually 644) and directories(usually 755)
copy the same permission to the files and folders inside freichat(including itself) directory.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hm32s on December 11, 2013, 01:47:40 AM
Make sure you change the permissions of all files and not just folders to 0755 .

Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: TrickyRicky on December 11, 2013, 03:13:24 PM
I tested this on my test site installs with ease but slows page load dramatically.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Colin on December 11, 2013, 05:47:26 PM
Quote from: TrickyRicky on December 11, 2013, 03:13:24 PM
I tested this on my test site installs with ease but slows page load dramatically.

Indeed, it is very resource heavy.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: hapuzi on December 19, 2013, 09:28:50 AM
after i've chmod775 eveything inside due to that the installer is by default chmod777, the 505 error has gone. why not make the installer by default is everything chmod775?

My problem is, I have SMF 1.1.19 installed, it says its not compatible. The mod site says it is compatible with SMF 1.1.18, I tried to look on the parse and all 1.1x says its not compatible. while from the installer, I have to choose between versions of SMF(1.1x/2.0x) ?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Arantor on January 28, 2014, 01:16:57 PM
Moved to the Chat/Shoutboxes category.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: MarkoKg on March 24, 2014, 05:07:47 PM
Hey there.

I can't find anything about video chat, is it possible with this mod and if so, how?
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: ZweinsteinOnline Team on March 25, 2015, 05:58:06 PM
Hello,

While testing with the free install we're finding some sort of bug, that makes the chat doesn't work properly.

When we're trying to chat at the big chat, we aren't  able to find the textbox to write your message in. There's no textbox and no cursor.

When one of us was alone in a channel there was somehow a textbox, but when there are more people it was gone. And there was only one person who experienced this.

Please us as soon as you can.

Greetings
ZweinsteinOnline team.

Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Biology Forums on March 29, 2015, 12:48:21 AM
Is the 1.1.18 version still available? When I download the file, it is only applicable for 2.x.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: GZ06 on June 02, 2015, 05:22:26 AM
Freicaht owner, you wanna to tell something http://codologic.com/forum/index.php?u=/topic/3698/you-did-not-fixed-problems-with-chat-in-smf-2-0-x ? Still waiting my money!
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: starek4 on June 07, 2015, 06:07:59 AM
Hello, I install free version of freichat, everythink works great, but page-load is quite slow.

I understand that this mod is heavy, but I want to ask if it solves a paid version, cause in the pricing table has an item: "Aggressive Caching".

Did it solve me problem with slow load? When I click on some sub-forum or topic, browser get white for cca 0,7s, and after page is loaded with content.

Thank you for any response, if someone tried paid version, please give me feedback!
Title: Re: FREICHAT - FACEBOOK/GMAIL LIKE CHAT
Post by: starek4 on June 07, 2015, 10:03:24 AM
Quote from: hm32s on June 19, 2013, 08:46:49 AM
QuoteLoking at http://codologic.com/page/codo_commerce/buy

The chatroom feature is a paid for chat.

No , it is not. It comes along with the free version .

So, why in my free version chatrooms doesnt work? :)
This happens: starekit.cz/chatp.png

Anyone else can confirm, that in free version chatrooms should work? :)
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: kcthelegend on May 22, 2016, 12:10:55 PM
What is http://[BoardURL]/freichat/installation ? How to install it :(
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: JerzyLS on May 23, 2016, 05:55:40 AM
BoardURL - domain of your website, for example: http://mysite.com/freichat/installation
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: biggbigg on June 14, 2016, 04:33:23 AM
Quote from: starek4 on June 07, 2015, 10:03:24 AM
Quote from: hm32s on June 19, 2013, 08:46:49 AM
QuoteLoking at http://codologic.com/page/codo_commerce/buy

The chatroom feature is a paid for chat.

No , it is not. It comes along with the free version .

So, why in my free version chatrooms doesnt work? :)
This happens: starekit.cz/chatp.png

Anyone else can confirm, that in free version chatrooms should work? :)

Looks like the Chatroom is now ONLY in the paid mod according to the website
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Ezaco on August 29, 2016, 12:15:55 PM
Is it possible for people to disable Frecihat in their settings? Generally speaking we like it, but some people don't and it would be nice if they could turn it off for themselves.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Krzysiak[PL] on March 04, 2017, 11:23:17 AM
I don't know how to contact you but here is my Polish translation.

Amazing job I must say. I'm very impressed.
Title: Re: Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat
Post by: Biology Forums on October 30, 2019, 03:08:30 PM
I'm finding that the guests are not appearing on this list even though I've marked "Disable FreiChat for guests?" to NO and "Who should be on the online users list" to Everyone

Am I missing something?