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About our Joomla Chat Module

Joomla iconOur Joomla Chat Module lets you add Envolve's rich chat functionality to any Joomla site without having to write a line of code.

About Envolve

Our Joomla plugin enables your site to use Single Sign On so that users who log into your site will be automatically logged into chat.

Installation instructions are availabel below both for Joomla 1.7.x and Joomla 1.5.x.


Installation Instructions for Joomla 1.7.x

First, get your Envolve API Key
1. Log in to your Envolve account
2. Select your site from the list of "My Sites".
3. Open the "Setup" tab on the left. Copy the code in the "Your API Key" box.

Now, install our plugin
1. Download our plugin for Joomla 1.7.x.
2. Navigate to your Joomla Administration page and login.
3. Select "Extensions"->"Extension Manager" from the menu bar.
4. Choose the file you just downloaded under "Upload Package File" and click "Upload & Install"

Next, modify your template
1. Choose Extensions->Template Manager from the Menu
2. Navigate to the Templates section, and choose the Template you are using.
3. Click "Edit main page template".
4. Insert the following line immediately above the </body> tag in the template:

<jdoc:include type="modules" name="envolve-chat" style="raw" />

5. Click "Save", and then "Cancel" to navigate away from the template page.

Finally, Configure the plugin
1. Select "Extensions"->"Module Manager" from the menu bar. Find Envolve Chat and click on it.
2. In the section titled "Details", set "Enabled" to "Yes", and set "Show Title" to "No".
3. Set "Position" to "envolve-chat" (this should match the name in the code-snippet above).
4. Set "Status" to "Published".
5. In the Menu Assignment section, choose "On all pages" under Module Assignment.
6. In the section titled Basic Options, paste your Envolve API Key.
7. Click the "Save" button in the bar at the top.

Now you can navigate to your site and start chatting. You're all done!

Here is a video screencast explaining how to install Envolve on Joomla 1.7:




Installation Instructions for Joomla 1.5.x

First, get your Envolve API Key
1. Log in to your Envolve account
2. Select your site from the list of "My Sites".
3. Open the "Setup" tab on the left. Copy the code in the "Your API Key" box.

Now, install our plugin
1. Download our plugin for Joomla 1.5.x.
2. Navigate to your Joomla Administration page and login.
3. Select "Extensions"->"Install/Uninstall" from the menu bar.
4. Choose the file you just downloaded under "Upload Package File" and click "Upload File & Install"

Finally, Configure the plugin
1. Select "Extensions"->"Module Manager" from the menu bar. Find Envolve Chat and click on it.
2. In the section titled "Details", set "Enabled" to "Yes", and set "Show Title" to "No".
3. In the section titled Parameters, paste your Envolve API Key.
4. Click the green "Apply" button in the upper right.

Now you can navigate to your site and start chatting. You're all done

Joomla 1.5.x Installation Instruction Video

 

 

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