Monday, December 12, 2011

Let's add an online chat to the web site, or p3chat plugin for wordpress

In this article I will explain how to add an p3chat online chat solution to web sites powered by Wordpress platform.
First, let me highlight the benefits of this particular service:
  • both free edition (1 operator, 1 IM channel, 1 department) and commercial editions for advanced users (starting at $6/mo) are available.
  • the chat does not slow down page load time. Actually, the script doesn't even start loading before chat is "activated";
  • localization (interfaces in Russian, French, Spanish and more);
  • cross-browser support;
  • support for a wide range of IM protocols for chat operators (in my case -- for my travel agency representatives). This includes XMPP (jabber), ICQ, Yahoo.

Now let's proceed and try to implement this easy chat solution.