Simple Machines Forum

Installing CometChat as a Simple Machines Forum plugin.

Step 1

Unzip the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip’ file. You will find two zip files named, ‘smf.zip’ and ‘cometchat.zip’, inside it.

Step 2

Log in to SMF Administration Panel and go to Admin > Package Manager.

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Step 3

Click on ‘Download Packages’.

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Step 4

In ‘Upload a Package’ section, upload smf.zip file which is provided in the download package and click on ‘Upload’.

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Step 5

Click on ‘Install Mod’.

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Step 6

Click on ‘Install Now’.

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Step 7

Refresh the page and go to Configuration > CometChat Administration Panel.

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Step 8

Now upload cometchat.zip file which is provided in the download package and click on ‘Install Now’.

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Step 9

You can now access CometChat Administration Panel.

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Additional Settings

User Group:
In ‘Advance Settings’ tab you can hide CometChat for specified groups by selecting that group.

Hide CometChat:
You can hide CometChat bar in your site by selecting ‘Yes’.

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Upgrading CometChat

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

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