phpFox

Our installation instructions are slightly different depending on the version of phpFox you are running. Please select:

  1. phpFox (Nebula)
  2. phpFox (Neutron v4.0 to v4.2)
  3. phpFox (Neutron v4.3+)

phpFox (Nebula)

Installing CometChat as a PHPFox plugin

Step 1
You will find two zip files inside the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST’ folder. Unzip the ‘phpfox-nebula.zip’ and you will find two folders ‘include’ and ‘module’ inside it. Merge them with the existing ‘include’ and ‘module’ directory of your site.

Step 2
Log in to PHPfox administration panel and from AdminCP menu, go to Extensions > Product > Import Products.

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Step 3
Click on Install.

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Step 4
CometChat Plugin is now installed. Go to Modules > CometChat > Administration.

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Step 5
Here click on Choose File and upload the cometchat.zip provided in the download package.

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Step 6
CometChat is now installed successfully.

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Additional Settings:

Step 1
User Group setting:
To enable or disable CometChat for a particular user group go to Users > Manage User Groups > Manage User Settings > CometChat. Select Yes or No to enable/disable CometChat for that user group. Next click on save, to save the settings.

Step 2
Inbox Synchronization:
Inbox Synchronization can be enabled or disabled from Extensions > Plugins > Manage Plugins. Check “Sync Inbox” option to enable Inbox Synchronization and click update to save settings.

Upgrading CometChat

To upgrade CometChat to its latest version on your site, go to

Modules > CometChat > Upgrade.

Download CometChat package from ‘https://my.cometchat.com/’. Unzip the cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip and upload the new ‘cometchat.zip’ and click on Install.

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phpFox (Neutron v4.0 to v4.2)

Step 1
You will find two zip files inside the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST’ folder. Unzip the ‘phpfox-neutron.zip’ and you will find two folders ‘include’ and ‘module’ inside it. Merge them with the existing ‘include’ and ‘module’ directory of your site.

Step 2
Once you have uploaded the modules files, login into your AdminCP. On your dashboard you should find install button under CometChat.

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Step 3
Once you have installed CometChat you can find it with all of your other Apps.

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Step 4
Once you have found CometChat, click on “Administration” tab and upload the cometchat.zip provided in the download package.

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Step 5
CometChat is now successfully installed.

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That’s all! Now log-in to your site and you will be able to see the CometChat bar. For customizing the text, icons, plugins, theme and modules, please refer to other documents.

Additional Settings:

To enable/disable CometChat and inbox synchronization click on “Settings” tab.

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fig1. Select Yes/No to enable/disable CometChat

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fig2. Select Yes/No to enable/disable inbox synchronization

User Group Setting:

Step 1
To enable/disable CometChat for particular user group click on “User Groups”, select the user for whom you want to enable/disable CometChat and click on Manage User Settings.

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Step 2
Click on CometChat and select Yes/No to enable/disable CometChat for that user group.

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Upgrading CometChat

To upgrade CometChat to its latest version on your site, click on “Upgrade” tab.
Download CometChat package from ‘https://my.cometchat.com/’. Unzip the cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip and upload the new ‘cometchat.zip’ and click on Install.

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Note: After changing any settings clear PHPFox cache to reflect the changes. To clear PHPFox cache, login into your AdminCP, click on Maintenance->Cache Manager->Clear Cache.

phpFox (Neutron v4.3+)

Step 1
You will find two zip files inside the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST’ folder. Unzip the ‘phpfox-neutron.zip’. Copy the ‘cometchat’ folder inside /PF.Site/Apps/

Note:

If you are using phpFox(v4.5), you need to run the ‘cometchat.php’ file that has been provided within the package, through your web browser by entering the URL into your browser’s address bar (For example, type ‘http://www.domain.com/PF.Site/Apps/cometchat/cometchat.php’, naturally substituting ‘domain.com’ for your web address).

Step 2
Once you have uploaded the ‘cometchat’ folder, login into your AdminCP. Click on Apps, you will find CometChat app, click on CometChat icon.

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Step 3
Upload cometchat.zip which has been provided in the package ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST/cometchat.zip’ and click on ‘Install’.

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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 ‘PF.Base’ directory and execute ‘cometchat/install.php’ from your browser’s address bar (For example, type ‘http://www.domain.com/PF.Base/cometchat/install.php’, naturally substituting ‘domain.com’ for your web address). Also, CHMOD the ‘/cometchat/writable/’ folder to 777 (recursively).

Step 4
You can now access CometChat Administration Panel.

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That’s all! Now log-in to your site and you will be able to see the CometChat bar. For customizing the text, icons, plugins, theme and modules, please refer to other documents.

Additional Settings:

To enable/disable CometChat and inbox synchronization click on “Settings” tab.

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Upgrading CometChat

To upgrade CometChat to it’s latest version click on ‘UPGRADE COMETCHAT’ button on right-top corner.
Download CometChat package from ‘https://my.cometchat.com/’. Unzip the cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip and upload the new ‘cometchat.zip’ and click on Install.

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Note: After changing any settings clear PHPFox cache to reflect the changes. To clear PHPFox cache, login into your AdminCP, click on Maintenance->Cache Manager->Clear Cache.

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