Chat Factory is the special Joomla 1.5 extension which allows site users to chat. The main front-end features of Chat Factory are:

  • users can enable/disable the chat system
  • no need to register: users can chat as guests (if enabled by administrator)
  • show/hide offline users from users list (only for registered users)
  • registered users can block chat messages from guests
  • user avatars: users can upload their own avatar, use Community's Builder avatar (if enabled), or use no avatar at all (only for registered users)
  • ignore list: block messages from individual users (only for registered users)
  • friends list (only for registered users)
  • possibility to share a message (only for registered users)
  • possibility to change status: available, busy, invisible (only for registered users)
  • implemented emoticons, buzz
  • minimize chat windows and preserve position when navigating through the site (only for registered users)
  • quick search (only for registered users)
  • advertisement area

Chat Factory 1.2.0 released on August 27, 2010.

  • New feature: Love Factory advanced integration allowing users to chat only if they purchased a Love Factory membership with chat rights (requirements: minimum Love Factory 1.5.0 and Chat Factory 1.2.0).

Chat Factory 1.1.0 released on June 10, 2010.

  • New feature: enable/disable chat for registered users and guests.
  • New feature: message history.
  • Added images to the module.
  • Added confirmations on several actions like add or delete friends.
  • Optimisation: own jQuery library for no interference with other components.
  • Fixed several issues regarding stripping HTML tags on ads, upload avatar, display avatar on userlist, advertisements, visibility of blocked users, session cookie.