Chat Factory

Version 4.5.4

98.99 €
78.99 €
20.00 €
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Chat Factory is an online chat extension (Ajax driven) for Joomla! allowing users to chat regardless of the page they are on.

The chat window accompanies them on every page they are browsing, and they can stay in touch with each other.

Chat Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Various different themes (Blitzer, Flick, Le-frog, Smoothness, Ui-lightness)
  • Compact or detailed list display
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
Chat Factory Monetize


  • Advertisements (displayed on the main chat window)
  • IM Ads (popup windows displayed on user login or on a set interval)
Chat Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Users can enable/disable the chat system
  • Minimize chat windows and preserve position when navigating through the site
  • Guests are allowed to chat (if enabled from backend)
  • Online and Offline messages (users will receive offline messages when they log in)
  • Changeable user status (available, busy, away, invisible)
  • File transfers between users
  • Friends list
  • Ignore list (blocks messages from individual users)
  • Group conversation
  • Share message
  • User avatars (own uploaded avatar or Community's Builder avatar if available)
  • Customizable emoticons
  • Sound notifications (received message, buzz, friend login)
  • Message history
  • Quick search for users
Chat Factory Standards


  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Easy transition to RTL
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Chat Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Manage permission settings for groups (frontend access, change nickname, change avatar, send files, etc.)
  • Set the default status of the chat for registered users and guests
  • Enable/disable if links from messages are transformed in html anchors
  • Enable/disable advertisements and IM ads
  • Add banned words which will be filtered on chat
  • Refresh intervals (users list update, messages check, registered offline, etc.)
  • Enable and set up throttles in order to avoid server overload
  • Enable/disable notification sounds
  • Set up Cron Jobs
Chat Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Chat module that toggles the online/offline status and the actual window
  • User and system plugins
Chat Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder
  • Love Factory
Chat Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Emoticons management (custom emoticons can be added)
  • Advertisements management
  • Check messages history
Chat Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

Chat Factory 4.5.4 released on May 19, 2020.

  • Fixed an issue regarding update URLs on multilanguage site.

Chat Factory 4.5.3 released on February 10, 2020.

  • Fixed issues regarding chat history, settings display when caching is enabled, display backend permissions.

Chat Factory 4.5.2 released on June 3, 2019.

  • New feature: added option to always restrict chat windows to mobile module.

Chat Factory 1.0.0 released on May 18, 2010.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of Chat Factory.

Take a moment to check out the product demo-server under:

We provide the demo-server for testing purposes, where visitors can access the frontend and also the backend area. The important features are usually available on the demo-server, while some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) are disabled.

Keep in mind that for our Joomla! extensions supporting Smarty templates, the display is fully customizable also through our own product templates, otherwise the display remains flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through the CSS files.

Please note that the demo-server is set on an hourly reset, meaning that any changes will be at some point erased and the initial values restored.

We offer our extensions without encryption, in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, therefore we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption, each webmaster can modify the code in order to suit their own particular requirements (detailed information under our Terms & Conditions).

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation which describes in detail, all available features and settings of the extension:

If you have any specific questions don't hesitate to contact us.
For any product information please use the available form on the Contact Us page.