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How to add a chat room to your Dolphin

How to add a chat room to your Dolphin

To add a feature-rich chat room to your Dolphin, please refer to the following instructions.

Firstly, please download Dolphin chat module, and uncompress the package.

For Dolphin version v7.0.0-v7.0.9:

Download For Dolphin version v7.0.0-v7.0.9

For Dolphin version v6.x:

Download For Dolphin version v6.x

Installation Level: Intermediate
Installation Time: ~5 Minutes


Then, copy: folder chat/

To: <dolphin root directory>/modules/topcmm/chat/


Secondly, install chat module.

Please login Dolphin Admin Panel-> Tools-> Modules

Install: Select "123 Flash Chat version *.*.* by TopCMM" and click "Install".

Thirdly, configure module
Please login Dolphin Admin Panel-> Modules-> 123FlashChat Settings


1. Chat Server Mode

If you choose Chat Server Host By Your Own, please set Auth-URL by the instructions that mentions from the fifth step.

If you choose Chat Server Host By 123 Flash Chat, not only you need to set Auth-URL by the instructions that mentions from the fifth step, but also write your Chat Client Location.

Or you choose Chat server Host By 123 Flash Chat For Free, please fill in your chat room name. (If you leave room name as blank, the default room name's value will be your domain's name.)

2. The following data of the chat room can display on Dolphin index page to attract more users to join chatting.
Total rooms, total connections, online users
Chat room list
Online user list
The 2 types of data can be individually disabled to display if you need. And there is no show room list option in the free hosted mode.

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3. Various chat clients and different open modes (not including the free hosted mode)
You need to choose a chat client according to your need, as following:
Standard Chat (standard, with full features),
Html Chat (simple and neat)
Avatar Chat (with walking cartoon figures).
Also please set the chat client presents popup.

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4. Change size, language, skin and user profile
You can change chat window size, language and a proper skin to match your website. For host by your own mode and host by 123 Flash Chat mode, please configure language and skin in the chat admin panel. And user profile can be disabled to show in the chat room.

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For free hosted mode, language and skin can be set here. The minimized chat size is 728*300.

Free Hosted Chat Mode Settings for Size, Language, Skin, 123 Flash Chat

Nine skins options are available:

chat skins
chat skins


Fourthly, configure Navigation

Please open Dolphin Admin Panel-> Builders-> Navigation Menu

Configure & save 123 Flash Chat Settings

Fifthly, integrate your chat with Dolphin user database.
1. Dolphin Admin Panel-> Modules-> 123FlashChat Admin Panel, log in the chat Admin Panel ->System Settings-> Integrate Panel.

2. Server Settings-> Integration-> DataBase-> SELECT: URL-> edit.
Fifthly, integrate your chat with Dolphin user  database.

3. Change URL
http://<dolphin install directory>/modules/?r=123_flash_chat/login&username=%username%&password=%password%
Fifthly, integrate your chat with Dolphin user  database.

4. Press OK to save your setting.
5. Restart chat server at System Management -> Restart

The following image describes how auth-URL integration works.

The following image describes how auth-URL integration works.

The Auth-URL application will perform as the communicating medium of the chat server and the database, i.e.: in fact, when a user logs on a chat server, the server won't connect to the user database directly, instead, it will send the username and password to the Auth- URL. Then the Auth- URL requests the database to authenticate the user. Finally, the Auth- URL will return the feedback to the chat server in a predefined way, whether approved or declined.

Integration done, enjoy your chat,

Integration done, enjoy your chat

if you have any questions about chat room, please visit http://www.123flashchat.com/faq.html.
You can also send email to support@123flashchat.com, we offer free integration service for license buyer and yearly hosting buyer.

 

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