Author: Skinny Vinny
Modification Description:: Adds the meebo bar to phpBB forum
Modification Version:: 0.0.1
Modification Download: (Template mods in topic)
We'll call this alpha.
The meebo bar itself is in beta.
Let's be clear here first: I'm not trying to promote meebo. I'm not really a fan of the meebo bar, but I just caught the news that it's going public a bit ago and i know a lot of people do like it and use it. I'm sure a lot of forum admins will be interested in adding it to their forums.
So, as I said, Meebo has opened up the bar to the general public.
You can see examples of the bar at the http://bar.meebo.com website. Many will recognize it as the static bar seen screen bottom on http://mashable.com
Does not require code mods: simply requires additions to template header and footer files.
Create meebo account if you don't already have one.
Create a meebo bar.
Manage your bar at https://dashboard.meebo.com/
For immediately following the <body> tag of overall_header (the XXXXXXXXXX will have your network identifier):
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I've installed the bar to my dev forums on localhost for testing, and it seems to be working fine (you can add additional domains, including localhost, through the meebo dashboard). Only problems I had was actually creating the meebo account and bar on their site: server errors, etc. Looks like it was temporary as 30 minutes later I tried again and here ya go
You manage the buttons and bar settings through the meebo site.
Be sure to review and comply with their terms, etc.
If you use this on your live board, please share your overall experience and community reactions.