Simple Chat 2.0 from AQB Soft

Hello everybody.
This is a support forum for our Simple Chat 2.0 module.
If you have some questions or suggestions regarding it feel free to post them here or contact us directly.


 

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
1 May 2014

For those of you who want to upgrade from Simple Chat V1, you can pay the difference only ($20) and we will switch the license for you. For more details contact us via PM.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
1 May 2014

For those of you who already purchased Simple Chat 2.0 and want to upgrade from Simple Chat V1 but save the messages database the process must be as follows:

1) Edit the file on your server modules/aqb/simple_chat/install/uninstall.sql, delete the line

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `[db_prefix]messages`;

2) Uninstall the old module's version via admin panel.

3) Unpack the new version of the module and edit the file simple_chat/install/uninstall.sql, delete the line

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `[db_prefix]messages`;

4) Proceed with installation of the new module per installation manual.

5) Put back the deleted line to modules/aqb/simple_chat/install/uninstall.sql (this is in case you'll ever want to completely uninstall the module, so if you're sure that you will not need to uninstall it ever then you can dismiss this step)

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
1 May 2014

If you wish to add/remove/replace/rename some of the smiles then just add/remove/replace/rename gif images at

modules/aqb/simple_chat/templates/base/images/smileys/

folder. Any gif image in that folder will be automatically used by the module as a smiley.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
1 May 2014

ok, after a day of testing, I have yet to find anything to say about this version, but I will not let you go alone Anton, I'll find something, do not worry! ;-)

Baloo
2 May 2014

Anton, I find the popup form so well, I wish he souvre directly every time you click on view, in order to avoid double handling [view -> popup], I think that since you you add the popups, the chate plain page becomes useless. Just change the link to "view" to directly open the popup? How do I do this?


Then it will be nice to add an option in the admin panel to set the timer for email notification. 30 minutes is a bit much for me, I replaced 15 in sys_cron_jobs...

Baloo
6 May 2014

baloo

Ok, will be added in V2.0.1 in a couple of days

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
6 May 2014

Updated to Version 2.1. New:

  • Ability to control how often notifications must be sent out.
  • Ability to make it via admin settings so the "View" chat button always opens the popup chat instead of a plain chat page.
Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
7 May 2014

Thank you for adding that. Is it necessary to reinstall? or just upload the files?

Baloo
7 May 2014

Thank you for adding that. Is it necessary to reinstall? or just upload the files?

  Reinstall is required for the new settings options to appear.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
8 May 2014

Ok, I tested, it's really perfect like that, thank you.

Baloo
8 May 2014

Ok, I tested, it's really perfect like that, thank you.

 You're welcome.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
9 May 2014

Nice mod, awesome, but is there a way to maybe add an option to choose font color? My members can't view due to yes i have a different template, but just curious would there be a way?

Everyday is a new beginning.
13 May 2014

 

Nice mod, awesome, but is there a way to maybe add an option to choose font color? My members can't view due to yes i have a different template, but just curious would there be a way?

 

In case of a custom template with a white default font color the font color in simple chat can be changed by adding the following code to the end of the modules/aqb/simple_chat/templates/base/css/main.css file:

table.aqb_simple_chat_chat_table div.aqb_simple_chat_message_left,
table.aqb_simple_chat_chat_table div.aqb_simple_chat_message_right {
    color: #000;
}

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
14 May 2014

Got it thanks!

Everyday is a new beginning.
14 May 2014

Question. When we have several popups reduced in the taskbar chats, would it be possible to flash the windows have new messages?

Baloo
18 May 2014

Question. When we have several popups reduced in the taskbar chats, would it be possible to flash the windows have new messages?

The 2.1.1 version released. It makes window titles blinking in the taskbar upon receiving a new message.

To update it is necessary to replace the files, then recompile module's language and clean site's HTML cache.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
19 May 2014

Thank you, it is perfect !

Baloo
19 May 2014

Anton, in the improvements of version 1 ideas, I suggested the possibility of being notified when the corresponding wrote his message, such as a small pencil that appears, or message as "Baloo written .. . ".

You have selected all the ideas except this one, there he has a technical reason?

Baloo
30 May 2014

 

Anton, in the improvements of version 1 ideas, I suggested the possibility of being notified when the corresponding wrote his message, such as a small pencil that appears, or message as "Baloo written .. . ".

You have selected all the ideas except this one, there he has a technical reason?

 Yes, this is technically hard to implement without creating too much requests to the server. So such a simple and dispensable feature can create a quite large server load if the server is not fine tuned specifically for being able to keep a lot of opened connections and have no a lot of RAM.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
30 May 2014

Ok Anton, I suspected as much, then it is better not to do so, thank you for your reply.

Baloo
2 Jun 2014

Dears,

When a use the aqb simple chat, the picture on profile page desapear, any solution please ?

thx

10 Jun 2014

 

Dears,

When a use the aqb simple chat, the picture on profile page desapear, any solution please ?

thx

 Hello,

Could you provide more details - what kind of picture disappears from profile page? Could you provide a screenshot of the problem? Or even provide us with your domain name and a test account via PM?

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
11 Jun 2014

Hello Anton, have some ideas ...

1. The popup, open the profile in a new window when you click on the avatar.
2. I do not know if this is possible, but have the action block centered in the popup when hovering the mouse avatar ...?
3. Display the thumbnail of the video when you send a youtube link ... it would be very "class".
4. Leave a temp folder, in order to be able to transfer images ...

Baloo
13 Jun 2014

 

Hello Anton, have some ideas ...

1. The popup, open the profile in a new window when you click on the avatar.
2. I do not know if this is possible, but have the action block centered in the popup when hovering the mouse avatar ...?
3. Display the thumbnail of the video when you send a youtube link ... it would be very "class".
4. Leave a temp folder, in order to be able to transfer images ...

 Hello baloo,

1. That avatar is a default and standard thing of Dolphin. Of course it is possible to mimic the same thing but with a link leading to a new window, but for us this makes no sense, because

a) popup window opening from a popup window is a bad idea I believe

b) everywhere in Dolphin the avatar leads to a profile in the same window, so it must stay like this in the chat window too

c) if a member wants any link to be opened in a new window he can always click it using the middle mouse button or using a context menu.

2. Nope, that actions menu always appears near the avatar of a profile (otherwise it won't be working properly on pages with more than one profile avatar). Probably it is possible to rework it, but that requires to modify Dolphin's core files, which we are trying to avoid in our modules and also we strongly believe that behavior of standard Dolphin's elements in a chat popup shouldn't be different than on the rest of the site.

3.4 - ok, thanks we will think about it.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
14 Jun 2014

Anton Ok, I understand how you see things, you're right. Thank you for the explanation.

Baloo
16 Jun 2014

Hello Anton, I regularly this error, but I do not know what time it is generated, will you watch?

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Baloo
9 Aug 2014

Hello Anton, I regularly this error, but I do not know what time it is generated, will you watch?

 Hello, sure, provide us with database access please via PM (cPanel or plesk panel).

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
11 Aug 2014

ok, I am sending you than you.

Baloo
12 Aug 2014

Hello Anton, when a popup opens, the lift should be positioned at the bottom. When reducing the size of the window in the admin panel, you can not see the writing area. It is possible to set down by default?

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Baloo
22 Aug 2014

Hello Anton, when a popup opens, the lift should be positioned at the bottom. When reducing the size of the window in the admin panel, you can not see the writing area. It is possible to set down by default?

Hello, yes. Edit the file modules/aqb/simple_chat/templates/base/chat_popup.html, the line

<body style="padding:5px; background: white;" class="bx-def-font">

replace with

<body style="padding:5px; background: white;" class="bx-def-font" onload="window.scrollTo(0,document.body.scrollHeight);">and then clean site's templates cache.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
23 Aug 2014

Perfect, thank you Anton

Baloo
24 Aug 2014

UPDATE:

Two new features are introduced in version 2.2

1. Automatically converts youtube links into embed videos.

2. Allows to easily share pictures.


P.S. For those of you who would like to upgrade without loosing a messages database here is an instruction:

1) Via phpMyAdmin run the following MySQL query:

ALTER TABLE `aqb_simple_chat_messages` ADD COLUMN `Pic` CHAR(36);

2) Update all module's files by extracting an updated installation archive and uploading it to the server over the old module.

3) Ensure that the folder modules/aqb/simple_chat/images is having writable permissions (777 in unix format)

4) Done. Test things by sending a youtube link and sharing an image.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
16 Jul 2015

Wowww, impressive result. Thank you for the update. Now I am worried because the single chat does not work in 7.2, as most modules there ...

Baloo
16 Jul 2015

We will be working on 7.2 compatibility as soon as 7.2 will be officially released.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
16 Jul 2015

This is great update, now, is it possible to make youtube video thumbnail smaller and is it possible to automaticly resize large images, also, I was asking you once, can smileys be in separate popup box?

16 Jul 2015

This is great update, now, is it possible to make youtube video thumbnail smaller

It doesn't put a thumbnail. It puts an embed code. The same embed code which is offered by youtube itself. But if you wish to alter its dimensions then edit the file modules/aqb/simple_chat/classes/AqbSimpleChatDb.php, the string

width=\"560\" height=\"315\"

and is it possible to automaticly resize large images

Currently it doesn't resize them but showing them in up to 500px width. But if a recipient wants he still is able to download an original image via context menu.

also, I was asking you once, can smileys be in separate popup box?

Our answer is the same - possible but as a custom modification only. Because we think that having so many popups is a bad idea, moreover it would require too many actions from a user to put a smiley if it will be in a separate popup window.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
16 Jul 2015

Thank you Anton, as always fast and great response from you and your team...

16 Jul 2015

Hello 

Thank you Anton, as always fast and great response from you and your team...

You are welcome! :) 

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
16 Jul 2015

Since this is 1-1 Chat, do you also have a Group Chat? To use instead of Module > Chat?

 

Are we stuck with European date format 20-10-15, or can we pick American 10-20-15, UNIX 2015-10-20?

20 Oct 2015

 

Since this is 1-1 Chat, do you also have a Group Chat? To use instead of Module > Chat?

Unfortunately no.

Are we stuck with European date format 20-10-15, or can we pick American 10-20-15, UNIX 2015-10-20?

The module uses your site's settings for the date format. You can manage it at [admin panel -> settings -> language settings -> settings]

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
21 Oct 2015

Fixed the Time and Date format. Thank You for the ease of your answer.

21 Oct 2015

 

Fixed the Time and Date format. Thank You for the ease of your answer.

 You're welcome.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
21 Oct 2015

I have simple chat 2.0 installed but I dont see how to initiate a chat.  I am using the latest version of boonex.

 

In my account I can get to My Chats but it says I dont have any chats and I dont see any button to initiate a chat.  I do see it as installed but am a little perplexed by where the actual chatting begins.  :)

 

Please help,

 

Michael

29 Oct 2015

I have simple chat installed but I dont see how to initiate a chat.

 

I can get to My Chats but it says I dont have any chats and I dont see any button to initiate a chat.  I do see it as installed but am a little perplexed.

 

Please help,

 

Michael

A page to initiate a chat is a profile view page or any other page where there is a member's thumbnail. After module's installation there must appear an action button for a profile called "Send Message" - that is the simpliest way of initiating a chat.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
29 Oct 2015

This mod ROCKS!!!

Everyday is a new beginning.
3 Jun 2016

The module has been updated. Now it is fully mobile friendly.

Best Regards AntonLV - http://www.boonex.com/market/posts/AntonLV
9 Jun 2016

This looks AWESOME, Thank you a lot AntonLV Cool

Everyday is a new beginning.
15 Jun 2016

I've tried this on two different computers and get the same result.

when person "A" invites person "B" to a video chat, the graphical chat request pops up at the top left of the page with no sound (not the top left of the screen). This means if person "B" is looking at something half way down the page there's no way he could know that he's been invited to a video chat unless he happens to scroll up to the top of the page and see the invitation.  Would it be possible to add an audio notification?

 

Otherwise this Mod is AWESOME!  I love the feature that you can invite someone even if they show "Away".

Well worth every penny and THEN SOME!! :)

7 Jan 2017

I thought I should add that I'm using simple chat 2.2 on dolphin 7.3.3.

7 Jan 2017
9 Jan 2017