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PunBB Chat Module2.0

It can add a live chat room to PunBB, nine skins and users single sign-on. And the best part is once the module is successfully installed, a free hosted chat will be assigned to your PunBB.

PunBB Chat Integration Introductions

It adds a chat room with multiple skins and single sign-on. Recent changes: better chat room control in PunBB ACP and added social connect feature.

1. Chat Button

Firstly a chat button will be added to the top menu of PunBB as the chat room entrance.

2. Single sign-on

Choose Chat Clients

Install the module, and the PunBB user database will be immigrated to the chat room and single sign-on will be enabled. It's all automatic! Then PunBB users may click the "Chat" button directly, without being asked to login again.

3. Chat Status

The following data of the chat room can be displayed on the PunBB index page to attract more users to join chatting.

  • Total rooms, total connections, login users
  • Chat room list
  • Login user list
The 3 types of data can be individually disabled to displayed as you prefer.


4. Social Connect

Chat users can add linking to their Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or Google account, so to update their status on the social networks with their activities in chat!

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5. Control Panel

PunBB-> Administration-> Settings-> Setup, enter the setting panel of the module.

6. Choose Chat Clients

Three chat clients: the flash client is the standard one and has a mountain of features, while the HTML/Ajax chat client is extremely light and very flexible, even works on mobile phone. And an optional avatar chat client has walking talking cartoon figures.

Two open modes: embedded or popup. The latter one is more popular among PunBB users

7. Change Chat Size, Language

You can change chat window size and interface language.

8. Choose a Skin

You can choose a proper skin scheme to match your PunBB. There are nine skins available:

chat skins
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9. Chat Admin Panel

Except the PunBB, the chat admin panel is also imported here for your convenience. Please be aware that the admin account here might be different to that of the PunBB.


Download Extension
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File size: 17.5 KB
Installation Level: Intermediate
Installation Time: ~5 Minutes

Online Demo

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PunBB Chat Features


  • Users integrated: Users of your PunBB can be fully integrated to Chat.
  • Single sign-on: No separate login is required.

Full Control

  • Multiple skins: Nine skins are available to fit in your Forum
  • Various chat clients: A standard Flash client has full features; a small and neat HTML/Ajax client is light and flexible in size and therefore can be used as a shoutbox, etc.
  • Customize size and interface language to match your Forum.
  • Admin Panel: A chat admin panel is available for paid user to customize the chat room.
  • Display chat data: chat room list, online users, chat user names, etc. can be displayed or not.

Why Wait?

  • Social connect features: social sign-on, linking, sharing, Facebook chat, tweet chat and follow a Twitter user. New!
  • Luxurious chat features: Lobby and private chat, Avatar, smilies, flash emotions, post-notifier, etc.
  • Free hosted chat available.
  • Optional video chat for paid users.
  • Optional Video Conference chat for paid users.New!
  • Professional support staff for paid chat hosting user or license buyer.
  • Mobile Apps: Chat owners may launch your iPhone, iPadand Android apps for users to chat anywhere, anytime. Details New!

Server Modes

123 Flash Chat provides three options for webmaster, free trial license, free hosting or paid ones.

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PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.

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