So... I found the best chat to add to phpBB. I used it on other websites, and it is able to be changed in many ways to make it fit any website. It is also free, open source. The catch? It's confusing and complicated to install it and to get it to work. I actually have no idea what I'm doing, so I'm posting here to see if any of you web designers and script writers want to go on this adventure with me to try and figure out how to install it and to get it to work.
Personally, I'm running a cpanel website with multiple phpBB forums on mySQL, so this will be much more complicated for me, and if someone else can get theirs working first, then that will help me figure out what I need to do.
Here is the free chat to add to phpBB
The chat works as group chat and also private chat and even one on one chat. In chat rooms, you can use all emoji symbols. The chat pops out, so you can navigate your website while chatting. It also includes optional sound alerts for when you are not looking.
Using the chat:
For A New Chat Room, once you open the chat, and the lobby Chat Room appears, click on the plus + sign in the top right corner, and type in your new room name, and then click "OPEN".
For One On One Chat Rooms, hover over a users name in a chat room, and then select 'Private Chat' and you will then be able to talk with them privately one on one.
For Private Chat Rooms, once you open the chat, and the lobby Chat Room appears, click on the plus + sign in the top right corner, and type in your secret room name and make sure the little box is checked (the check box hides the room), and then click "OPEN".
If the room has not been created yet, it now will be and it will be hidden.
If the room already was created and was hidden, you will now go into it.
So for the installation. I've never seen such poorly written instructions. There's no list of requirements. There's no list of what needs to be added. No instruction of what to add to where. No list of what needs to be done and how or why.To turn on/off sound alerts, click on the gear symbol at the bottom right corner.
Seems like the first step is to add an XMPP Server to my webhost.
https://github.com/candy-chat/candy/wik ... MPP-server
So I know I need to create a data base for it in mySQL, but it doesn't say how it works with users in other data bases, which I need to know because I am running multiple phpBB forums on my website and each forum has its own data base also.
So it also looks like we'll be using OpenFire, only all the instructions for OpenFire keep talking about instillation on a computer, and not a website. I don't want it on my computer. I want it on my website.
I'm just rambling here. Has anyone else tried this yet? Anyone get further than I have yet? I'm still tripping over all the poorly written instructions.