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    Simple Ajax Chat

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    The simplest possible persistent chat solution!

    Fully self-hosted: No 3rd-party account required 🙂

    Simple Ajax Chat makes it easy for your visitors to chat with each other on your website. Simply add a shortcode to any post or page and done! Instant chat forum anywhere. The chat form is fully customizable with many options, so you can create the perfect chat box for your visitors.

    Check out the Live Demo of Simple Ajax Chat »

    New Pro version supports unlimited chats!

    Simple Ajax Chat is fully self-hosted with NO 3rd-party service required. Many (if not all) of the other free chat plugins require registration and monthly service from a 3rd-party provider. With Simple Ajax Chat, there is no 3rd-party: WordPress is all that’s required. Own your chats!

    Difference between SAC free and SAC Pro

    The main difference between SAC free and SAC Pro? Easy:

    • SAC free supports 1 chat form
    • SAC Pro supports unlimited chat forms

    Pro can do everything free can do and SO much more. Customize each chat form with unique features. SAC Pro is an all new plugin written with smarter, faster code and all the latest techniques. Get SAC Pro »

    SAC Features

    • The simplest possible persistent chat
    • Fully self-hosted: No 3rd-party account required
    • Ajax goodness loads new chats without page refresh
    • Smart chat processing optimizes for performance
    • Works with all browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
    • Works with all mobile devices (iPhone, Android, etc.)
    • Display easily via shortcode or template tag
    • Display chat box in multiple locations
    • Regularly updated & “future proof”
    • Supports custom CSS styles
    • Strong anti-spam security
    • Clean HTML markup

    More Features

    • Plug-&-play: no configuration required
    • Built-in control panel to edit and delete chats
    • Define your own list of banned words and phrases
    • Display chat messages in ascending or descending order
    • Display custom content before/after the chat form
    • Option to play sound alert for chat messages
    • Option to restrict chat to logged-in users
    • Option to restore default plugin settings
    • Option to enable browser notifications
    • Export all chat messages via CSV file
    • Supports emoticons and emojis 🙂

    Customize Everything

    • Limit maximum number of chat messages
    • Limit maximum length of each chat message
    • Advanced customization via filter hooks
    • Option to use textarea for larger input field
    • Option to use logged-in username as the chat name
    • Option to enable/disable URL field for chat names
    • Load JavaScript only when chat box is displayed
    • Customize the update interval for Ajax requests
    • Customize the fade-in colors for new chats
    • Customize the fade-duration for new chats
    • Plus much more!

    That’s a LOT of awesome features, but the Pro version has WAY more. Compare features (free vs. pro) »


    This plugin collects voluntary user chat data (i.e., Name, Chat Message, and optional URL field). It also gives the administrator the option to collect or not collect user IP information. Aside from those two things, this plugin does not collect or store any user data. This plugin uses a few cookies for the chat functionality. It does not connect to any third-party locations. Minimal impact on privacy.


    This plugin supports translation into any language »


    Simple Ajax Chat is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 15-year WordPress developer and book author.

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    I develop and maintain this free plugin with love for the WordPress community. To show support, you can make a donation or purchase one of my books:

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    Links, tweets and likes also appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

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