Easy IM solution for a website

@alphason (233)
September 13, 2008 1:57am CST
I have had a look around the net for this but don't seem to be able to find a solution, which rather surprises me. I want to be able to have a live chat box on a website that will start a messaging dialogue to a IM account, MSN,yahoo,AIM whatever. Ideally a free solution, so that visitors from the site can ask questions to me. Also if there is a way to get these forwarded as SMS this would be also be very useful. Any ideas, thanks?
5 responses
• Singapore
14 Sep 08
Well, I did some googling and found several application that may be helpful to you. Plugoo is another widget that seems to be what you are looking for. It promises to let web visitors chat with you while you are online in you IM. http://www.plugoo.com/ If not,try http://www.meebo.com/communityim/ You could also try this http://gizmo5.com/pc/universal-IM/ I do hope these applications can help you.
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• Singapore
15 Sep 08
Just to add on to what the other users had suggested, i think chatango is another great live chat box. It has many features such as number of users online, ip of users, ban users,more... Moreover, you can choose it to be either private or public, depending on yr choice. here's the website to it. IT'S TOTALLY FREE!! All u need is an account. http://chatango.com/ Hope it helps u =) Cheers, xr
@alphason (233)
16 Sep 08
Thanks for your input. I have taken a look at chatango and although it looks good it seems to be a stand alone system. I am getting on well with plugoo as it integrates into my existing IM accounts. Thanks again.
• Singapore
14 Sep 08
Well, I did some googling and found several application that may be helpful to you. First, we have http://www.meebo.com/communityim/, which I think is something like what you wanted. Plugoo is another widget that seems to be what you are looking for. It promises to let web visitors chat with you while you are online in you IM. http://www.plugoo.com/You could also try this http://gizmo5.com/pc/universal-IM/I do hope these applications can help you.
@alphason (233)
15 Sep 08
Thanks for your reply and supplying the links. I am now using plugoo, it is really easy and the whole thing took inder 5 minutes to setup. Meebo looks interesting also so will also try this and report back with th eoutcome but plugoo is doing pretty much what i needed. Thanks a lot.
@hichamov (507)
• Morocco
14 Sep 08
hello you can use imwrapper.com you add your accounts and you get a code to add in your website/blog and you are in, you can chat with your users through it. goodluck.
@alphason (233)
15 Sep 08
Thanks or your reply. I have taken a look at imwrapper and altough useful it is not quite what I was after, unless I am missing something it just seems to be able to show your online status on IM accounts on your site. Thanks.
@r1tsard (26)
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
How about xat.com? I've been using this for my site for the past few weeks now and I'm still happy with it. It has a lot of custom display pictures and a private messaging feature. You can even upload your own picture but you just need to register to their site. The registration is free by the way. Is plugoo good?