TaigaChat Pro - Realtime chat/shoutbox 1.4.7

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TaigaChat Pro brings to the table a wide array of commonly-requested features in the original TaigaChat free version, along with many improvements of my own concoction to make TaigaChat Pro more than an old-fashioned shoutbox - it is now also suited to replace highly-concurrent Flash, IRC and proprietary chatrooms.

For your money, you will not only receive a significantly more versatile and powerful product, but the same lifetime updates and support I offer on all my premium addons. By contrast, the free version of TaigaChat is largely unsupported - all future updates will be channelled into TaigaChat Pro. You are also buying into tried and tested technology - TaigaChat was one of the first major XenForo addons and has existed since the first beta versions of XenForo, with constant updates ever since.

In moving from the free version to TaigaChat Pro on my live forum, the activity of the shoutbox has drastically increased. Factors such as the new 'speed mode' refresh system and persistent message colouring have given it the 'XenForo Effect'; it is simply more fun to use. Of course, standard forum posting has not decreased - on the vast majority if not all forums, shoutbox messages and forum posts are used for entirely discrete purposes.


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New Features and Improvements:

The features listed there are what has been added compared to the original TaigaChat free.
For those who are unfamiliar with the original TaigaChat, you are advised to view its description in the Resource Manager for more information.




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New 'speed-mode' refresh system

Inspired by the architecture behind all good 4chan-style imageboard scripts, this system replaces the extremely server-intensive calls to a PHP script on every refresh with a static HTML file that is rewritten when someone posts a message.

This creates a level of efficiency previously only reachable by embedded IRC chatrooms or custom server software. And the best part? It works on shared hosting.

Where previously maybe 10 or 20 people could chat on a low refresh time like 1 or 2 seconds without having an effect on server load and site speed, now most servers should have absolutely no problem handling hundreds of concurrent users.

(Note that this system makes it possible for users who know what they are doing to view (not post) shoutbox messages regardless of permissions - be sure to disable it if you plan on posting private data in shoutbox messages. For the vast majority of uses (even as a members-only or VIP chat), this is not an issue and it can be safely enabled.)



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Persistent message colours and colour picker

Inspired by vSA ChatBox, users can now pick a colour to use for all their messages - this improves overall readability as messages can be identified at a glance. Plus, instead of having to figure out the [color] bbcode and fiddle with hex codes, there is now a full colour picker.

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Realtime-updating Message Of The Day

Going above and beyond the original request for some kind of 'announcement' or 'sticky message' in the shoutbox, I have added an MOTD which updates for all users viewing the shoutbox instantly without refreshing, and that can be edited by anyone with appropriate permissions - so even your moderators, not just admins.

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Realtime 'users in chat' listing

As you may have noticed from the above screenshots, all shoutbox views now display the number of users currently viewing the shoutbox, and this is updated in realtime.

The 'users in chat' sidebar display on the Full view has also been brought up to date, with all previous bugs fixed and the addition of realtime updating. Additionally, it is now available as a XenPorta and [bd] Widget Framework widget.

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Message notifications in tab/window title

A new optional feature: while in the full shoutbox and the tab or window is unfocused, the title will be flashed to grab your attention when a new message is posted, akin to Facebook messenger.

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Live threads and posts

If you desire, new threads or new threads and replies can now be displayed in the shoutbox.

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/me command

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Ban from shoutbox

A new addition to the message dropdown, allowing anyone with the appropriate permissions to ban a user from the shoutbox. This allows you to have 'shoutbox moderators' without giving them Admin CP access.

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/prune command

Commonly requested, this allows anyone with the appropriate permission to clear the shoutbox. Unlike the community-made prune button, this will save any new messages to your archive thread, if enabled.

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Thanks Guy's And Gal's
 

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