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Freichat - facebook/gmail-like chat

Started by hm32s, June 11, 2013, 12:55:33 PM

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hm32s

June 11, 2013, 12:55:33 PM Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 01:01:12 PM by K@
Link to Mod

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.



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 [nofollow]

Installation Procedure:
1. download freichat from codologic.com [nofollow]
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 [nofollow]

CheeseHead05

Can you show a screenshot of the chatroom feature?

TheListener

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.

CheeseHead05


sangham.net

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 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.



Gryzor

Hm, supposedly Freichat offers a SMF plugin; when you install it you get the option to download it, but leads to a 404...?

qubbah

after install this mod and the chat is running... the one problem is.... my site going slow loading...

bienquangcao

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

Gryzor

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?

bienquangcao

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/

Gryzor


hm32s

QuoteLoking at http://codologic.com/page/codo_commerce/buy [nofollow]

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 .

warezxts

Ive install for testing, and now want to remove. what should i do after i uninstall the SMF package? delete the freichat directory and...?

hm32s

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.

haniel

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.




Colin

Welcome to SMF.

I am sorry that you are having some trouble. Did you install freichat first, per the mod instructions?
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

haniel

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.   


hm32s

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 .

mtxpert

July 30, 2013, 11:58:35 PM #18 Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 12:41:42 PM by mtxpert
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.

snadge

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

tridirk

I installed this.  I get nothing?  What is it supposed to do?  and how do you access it?
Learning SMF..... Thanks for your help!

Colin

Hi Tridirk,

Did you just install this mod or did you also install the freichat software which is required for this to work?
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

tridirk

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?
Learning SMF..... Thanks for your help!

madvex

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.

maxmoto

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 :)

rhnegativeforum

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
I'm here because my forum is the only part of my site I am not proud of. I am here to fix that. Take a look if you have time to give me some advice and if you do, do so here.

Colin

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.
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

hm32s

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 [nofollow])
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 [nofollow]






rhnegativeforum

December 10, 2013, 04:17:38 AM #28 Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 04:41:54 AM by rhnegativeforum
Which permissions are needed to make it work?

Everything on my end is set at 777
I'm here because my forum is the only part of my site I am not proud of. I am here to fix that. Take a look if you have time to give me some advice and if you do, do so here.

hm32s

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.

rhnegativeforum

For the entire folder /freichat or the subfolder /installation only?
I'm here because my forum is the only part of my site I am not proud of. I am here to fix that. Take a look if you have time to give me some advice and if you do, do so here.

hm32s

@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.

hm32s

Make sure you change the permissions of all files and not just folders to 0755 .


TrickyRicky

I tested this on my test site installs with ease but slows page load dramatically.

Colin

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.
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

hapuzi

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) ?

Arantor

Moved to the Chat/Shoutboxes category.
No good deed goes unpunished
All helpful urges should be circumvented

MarkoKg

Hey there.

I can't find anything about video chat, is it possible with this mod and if so, how?

ZweinsteinOnline Team

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.


Biology Forums

Is the 1.1.18 version still available? When I download the file, it is only applicable for 2.x.

GZ06

Georgia and Ukraine -FOREVER!

starek4

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!

starek4

June 07, 2015, 10:03:24 AM #42 Last Edit: June 07, 2015, 10:13:25 AM by starek4
Quote from: hm32s on June 19, 2013, 08:46:49 AM
QuoteLoking at hxxp:codologic.com/page/codo_commerce/buy [nonactive]

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? :)

kcthelegend

What is http://[BoardURL]/freichat/installation ? How to install it :(

JerzyLS


biggbigg

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

Ezaco

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.

Krzysiak[PL]

I don't know how to contact you but here is my Polish translation.

Amazing job I must say. I'm very impressed.

Biology Forums

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?

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