Oxwall

Installing CometChat as an Oxwall plugin

Step 1

You will find two zip files inside the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST’ folder. Unzip the ‘oxwall.zip’ file and merge the extracted ‘ow_plugins’ folder with the existing ‘ow_plugins’ directory of your site.

Step 2

Log in to Oxwall administration panel, go to
PLUGINS > Available Plugins.

Step 3

Find ‘CometChat’ under the list of ‘AVAILABLE PLUGINS > Plugins to Install’ and click INSTALL.

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Step 4

Go to ‘PLUGINS > Installed Plugins’. Find and select ‘CometChat’ under ‘INSTALLED PLUGINS > Active Plugins’ and click SETTINGS.

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Step 5

Select the ‘cometchat.zip’ file provided in the package and click UPLOAD.

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Note: If you face problem while uploading ‘cometchat.zip’ file, please unzip the ‘cometchat.zip’ that has been provided in the package. Place the ‘cometchat’ folder in the oxwall root directory and execute ‘cometchat/install.php’ from “http://<path_to_oxwall>/cometchat/install.php”.

Step 6

Once the CometChat is installed successfully on your site, the CometChat Administration Panel will be displayed.

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Additional Settings:

User Group:
You can hide CometChat for specific groups by simply entering the user group’s ID in the ‘Hide CometChat from’ field and click SAVE SETTINGS.

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Hide CometChat:
You can hide CometChat bar from your site by entering ‘all’ in the ‘Hide CometChat from’ field and click SAVE SETTINGS.

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Inbox Synchronization:
Check “Yes” to enable Inbox Synchronization and click SAVE SETTINGS.

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Note: The inbox synchronization will work only if Oxwall’s mailbox plugin is installed and activated. Also, ensure that message mode of that plugin is set to ‘Chats’ or ‘Mails + Chat’.

Activate / Deactivate CometChat:
To activate / deactivate CometChat on your site, go to ‘PLUGINS > Installed Plugins’. Find ‘CometChat’ under ‘INSTALLED PLUGINS > Active Plugins / Inactive Plugins’ and click DEACTIVATE / ACTIVATE respectively.

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Upgrading CometChat

To upgrade CometChat on your site, download CometChat package from ‘https://my.cometchat.com/’. Unzip the cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip and upload the new ‘cometchat.zip’ and click UPGRADE.

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Note:
If the upload of “cometchat.zip” fails, then please upload “cometchat” folder to your “webroot” directory using FTP client. The “webroot” directory is usually ‘public_html’ or ‘www’.

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