In the Emoticons tab of the backend you can view all the emoticons available, Chat Factory allows you to add an unlimited number of emoticons, you can also edit available emoticons from here by clicking on their name or the Edit button after checking the box next to the emoticon you want to edit.
Clicking on New will take you to the page where you can create any desired emoticon.
Write the appropriate title in the Title space, the Text is what users have to write for the desired emoticon to be inserted in the text, the Published drop-box lets you choose if the emoticon will be available for use. Upload a file from your computer that will show when the respective text is typed.
Chat Factory also allows you to advertise on your website without any extra work with the use of Advertisements and IM Ads that will appear when using the chat.
Clicking on New will open the new ad section, you can add a title, description,upload a file for the ad and post a link to the advertised website or product. For each ad you can set a number of impressions, the number of times the respective ad will appear on your website.
The other way of advertisement is with ads that display at a set interval to all chat users. In the IM Ads list view you can see all the ads on your website and their current state, published or unpublished, actions and the impressions.
Click on New to to create a new ad or click on the name of an existing one to edit it.
IM Ads are mostly the same as Advertisements, you enter a title, text and number of impressions. You can select if you want the ad to appear when users log in and on a set interval, in minutes.
In the Settings area you can configure your Chat Factory component to suit your needs best.
In the General settings tab you can select the groups of users that can use the chat, enable/disable advertisements, set the refresh interval for the user list or the refresh interval for friendship requests. Chat Factory also allows you to integrate with third party components via Community Builder. Here you can also set the Cron job password, link and how many days until old messages are deleted.
Under the Conversation settings tab you find 4 more settings for the Chat Factory component. You can allow users to send links via the messenger, set a limit for messages per minute to prevent spamming. You can set the interval at which the software checks for new messages and you can set an interval at which the user will be regarded as offline, this is set in seconds and must be greater than the new messages interval check.
On the About page you can find out if there are new versions and links to the developer.
Revised "Chat Factory" version 1.0.x.