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Chat Factory 4.4.1
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An online Chat extension (Ajax driven) for Joomla, allowing users to chat regardless of the page they are on, where the chat window accompanies them on every page they are browsing, and they can stay in touch with each other.

Views 6,603 Downloads 23
Version 4.4.1 Created
System Joomla 3 Changed 2019-11-30
Website JED external Developer thePHPfactory external
License GNU/GPL external Original Price in Developer Site 98.99 € EUR

Layout & Themes

  • Various different themes (Blitzer, Flick, Le-frog, Smoothness, Ui-lightness)
  • Compact or detailed list display
  • Fully customizable CSS


  • Advertisements (displayed on the main chat window)
  • IM Ads (popup windows displayed on user login or on a set interval)

Key Features

  • Users can enable/disable the chat system
  • Minimize chat windows and preserve position when navigating through the site
  • Guests are allowed to chat (if enabled from backend)
  • Online and Offline messages (users will receive offline messages when they log in)
  • Changeable user status (available, busy, away, invisible)
  • File transfers between users
  • Friends list
  • Ignore list (blocks messages from individual users)
  • Group conversation
  • Share message
  • User avatars (own uploaded avatar or Community's Builder avatar if available)
  • Customizable emoticons
  • Sound notifications (received message, buzz, friend login)
  • Message history
  • Quick search for users


  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Easy transition to RTL
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process

Main Settings

  • Manage permission settings for groups (frontend access, change nickname, change avatar, send files, etc.)
  • Set the default status of the chat for registered users and guests
  • Enable/disable if links from messages are transformed in html anchors
  • Enable/disable advertisements and IM ads
  • Add banned words which will be filtered on chat
  • Refresh intervals (users list update, messages check, registered offline, etc.)
  • Enable and set up throttles in order to avoid server overload
  • Enable/disable notification sounds
  • Set up Cron Jobs

Modules & Plugins

  • Chat module that toggles the online/offline status and the actual window
  • User and system plugins

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder
  • Love Factory

Backend Management

  • Emoticons management (custom emoticons can be added)
  • Advertisements management
  • Check messages history


  • Joomla! 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled
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