BP Chat Beta 3: Fixing all bugs and a few new features

January 19, 2015: We have started working on BP Chat again and we expect to have a release by 7th February, 2015. If you are a developer and want to contribute, please contribute on our github repo

  April 30, 2011:- We have got the beta5 released. Please check here for more details https://buddydev.com/buddypress/updating-bp-chat-beta-5/

I am in hurry while releasing this beta 3(you may want to call it RC even) as there has been numerous questions on the status of BP Chat. A few fellow developers even suggested to move on and use some other chat script. So, I just wanted to assure that the project is not dead and will not be dead in future. Further, If you know a feature a premium chat script supports, and is not available in bp-chat/bp-chat's upcoming feature list, please do let me know in comments, I am going to put the stable version with all those features before the end of this month. Please do not ask for video/audio chat, as I have done enough research and that will require streaming server( and I am sure, majority of site owners will not be able to have that on their server).

I am calling it beta 3, as I dropped the sound notification at last minute. Please read about BP Chat here.

This version contains fixes for:-

  • User presence detection
  • Will detect the logged in users automatically, no need to logout/login after the installation of plugin
  • Will detect User logging out/closing the site in browser even logged in (Please note, if a user does not logout but closes the site, he will be shown inactive for first 5 minutes and then he will be in logged out state, If user logs out, then there will be no delay).
  • If a user keeps the site open but is not active, the plugin will detect presence and show him as inactive/idle

Upcoming features:-

  • File Sharing  with other user
  • Admin panel for Bp Chat
  • View Chat History for User
  • Better UI
  • Sound notification
  • Allow user to set status as Busy/ have some status text.
  • and let me know what else you want.

For Next 3 weeks, I am going to put an update each weekend for BP Chat, here are the expected features and their timeline

Week 1:

  • Expected date 11-13th March
  • Adding support for Sound completed in beta4, now will be adding UI for controlling the audio volume/turning on/off
  • Fixing any conflict reported by users

Week 2:-

  • Expected release date 18th-20th March
  • Admin panel for Bp Chat
  • View Chat History

Week 3:-

  • Expected release date 25th-27th March
  • File sharing
  • May be group chat(not so sure about this)

Some screenshots:-

User Idle:-

And so on for the offline.

Please note, I am not a graphics designer,  so I was not able to create the status images(the round one you see) well. My associate designer should be back this weekend, so will have better icons. If you are a designer and will like to help, I will appreciate providing those icons(11×11 or 12×12 px).

Download & Installation:-



Please Make sure to visit the wordpress dashboard atleast once after upgrading the plugin.

I could not fix the conflict with BuddyStream, as I don't have an active install with that. If you have got one, please help me to test and fix.

Looking forward to your tests and comments.

160 Responses to BP Chat Beta 3: Fixing all bugs and a few new features

  • privileged to be the first person to comment on this post ! Thanks Brajesh!Looks like an amazing and neat chat module.
    I use comet chat.
    it has modules like games,audio and video chat through their own servers,handwritng module …etc.,(i am listing coz,you have asked us to)
    I understand bp-chat has a long way to go ,all the best!

    • Thanks for the comment Sathish. I am sure, you already went with that a couple of days ago, so you will have to stick with that. But I am going to make this plugin better than most chat scripts out there. and that too very soon. As of the handwriting is concerned, that is done via flash in comet chat as far as I know, and there is nothing that we can't do. I will better go with html5 & canvas for that if I ever do that.

      As you already said, and I specifically pointed in intro, audio/video module will not come for Bp chat, reason being very simple, Its free script and I have no resource to have a streaming server for the user sites. And I am sure, most of the site owners will not have the dedicated server to go for their own streaming server. But rest of the bells and whistles can be added with time. Nothing too much and I am sure if something is related to chat. It is coming to BP Chat in very near and foreseeable future.

  • For some reason I am not getting messages unless I refresh the page. Any Ideas why? I did not have that problem in beta 2.

    • Hi Shayne,
      had you dropped the tables in upgrade ? If you have not, There was a change in the user table for the beta 3, you can just change last_active_time to datetime(instead of the timestamp field) and then try. It should work.

      • Okay, I'll try that! Thanks 🙂

        • I tried that, it didn't work. Do you have sql file so that I can just import the tables for Beta 3 manually?

        • Hi Shayne,
          There is one more report of the issue. Checking at the moment and looking into the matter. Will post sql if required.

  • hi, i am having same problem and that makes me to go back to beta 2. i see if someone is online but dont receive message.

    • Hi abbey,
      Had you dropped the tables before upgrade or not ?

      • I never dropped the tables before upgrading. So that could be the problem. If I disable the plugin, delete the tables, and then renable it. It will not create new tables. So i'm still stuck with the tables from beta 2. So thats probably why it's not working.

  • @ braj no, i just delete the beta 2 and upload beta 3. can someone please tell me what table, where to get it and where to upload it to on my website.


  • Abbey: Brajesh hasn't uploaded the latest tables as far as I know. But if you have cpanel on your webhosting, you can get to the tables through there, its under phpmyadmin I believe.

  • how can i disable the chat from showing on mobile phones?

    • Please download beta4 and you can use "bpchat_is_disabled" filter, just make sure to return true for mobile browsers.

    • are you using any mobile plugin/theme. Please let me know and I will put the exact code for that. I had put the documentation and thought you could do it on your own, but no problem. Please let me know which plugin/theme you are using for mobile.

  • Hey,

    I dropped the tables and the plugin didn't create new ones, i've had that problem with beta2 as well.

  • @all, checking it again for all the issues of not updating the new message. will post in 2-3 hours.


  • oops, My mistake, I left a comma in the query causing the issues in BP chat beta 3, just fixed it. Let me make the upgrade process easier(i.e no more requirement to drop the table and I will put the updated version within an hour ) 🙂

  • @all,
    Please let me know your view about sound notification. I have added the sound notification in beta 4(going to release in an hour), but there is a trouble. If the user has opened multiple windows, he will get multiple notifications for a new message(when the message appears in each of the window). Is that a satndard behaviour ? or do you think there is a work around for this. As we don't have any idea(and can not check it on server site) how many pages a user has already opened, so I don't see a way to fix this. Please let me know your views asap.


    • Hey, I'll let you know what I think once I download the latest version. Thanks for your hard work!

      • Please Download now and let me know your views.


  • Hey brajesh, still experiencing a bunch of problems with the new beta 4. If you'd like to take a look let me know. I had to uninstall the plugin as it whitescreened my site. Must be conflicting with something.

    • Hi,
      sorry, I had to write you the mail but I missed. I had checked your site and the issue is related to server overloading. I see you are using the activity refresh plugin and BP chat both. These two uses ajax heavily and I see there are times when server is too busy to return the database result(may be because you may be on shared server and using activity refresh+bp chat both). Please try after disabling activity refresh for a moment and it should work properly.


  • Hi brajesh , i can confirm beta 4 is working for me like a charm.


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  • Brajesh,

    Getting a jQuery error that is preventing google maps from loading:

    jQuery(e).attr("id") is undefined
    Line 83

    • Hi Greg,
      Please PM me a test account. I will be glad to fix it today.

  • Alright. I have the plugin working, and its pretty good. Only a couple problems.

    The messages do not line up nicely.
    The plugin sometimes prevents me from loading a new page on my website when using IE9. Though it works fine in Firefox.
    It does not work in WMPU. It works fine on the main blog, but it doesn't work when using any sub blogs. It shows up, but I can not send messages.

    Other then that, everything is working great!!

    • Thanks for the comment Shayne. finally happy to know it's working 🙂
      Re message linup: I have to work on Ui and hopefully I will do that when putting the updates for this week(as in the roadmap). I appreciate reporting the issue about the problem on sub blogs of multisite install. Will fix that for sure.

      I know there are many enhancements required in UI with templating support, will be putting them one by one.

  • Hold on, one other thing. It leaves a time stamp on the pages. Is there a way to get rid of that?

    • That's a silly mistake on my part. I left the test value I used to check. You can remove that from bp-chat-template-tags.php or may wait for tomorrow, as I am looking at the other post and going to fix the conflicts of js with other plugins.

  • hi, brajesh, just notice the bp chat is clashing with smooth slider. it makes it to stop slider.

    • Hi Abbey,
      doing a fix for smooth slider and gpress, their js seems to be conflicting somewhere. Thanks for letting me know the bug.

  • I can provide you with icons. Is there an email you would like me to send them to?

    • Hi Kyle,
      Thanks for your effort in helping me. I just got the icons from @Joel today. I appreciate your effort, and I am sure, when next version of bp chat is out in a couple of days, I will get in touch with you (may be you can help me in adding an icon for turning on/turning off the notification)

      Thanks again 🙂

  • Any news on when the next version will be released?

    • Hi Shayne,
      I will release the update tomorrow with volume control/turn on/off, better icons, fixing problem with scroll on new message and a couple of other issues. Will post more when I am done with it.

    • Just updating. could not release the plugin, had some health issues. Will be doing my best to release it by Wednesday.

  • Hi Brajesh, when can we expect Beta 5….?

    • Hi Duncan,
      sorry the chat was delayed because of my health. I am doing my best to put it by Wednesday evening. let us hope for the best 🙂

      • Let's hope for the best for your health!

        • Thank you . I am finally back and doing well, so updates will follow now 🙂

  • This looks great! I can't wait to try it out.

    Any chance of Akismet support in the future?

    • hi T.J,
      thank you for the comment.
      No akismet support. I am not sure if we really need that as the chat is only for registered members and you can opt for the friends only option.

  • This works well. I have noticed however that this plugin conflicts with Schreikasten. If you enable both plugins, you'll get errors like this:

    soundManager: No Flash response within expected time. Likely causes: Loading soundmanager2_debug.swf may have failed (and/or Flash 8+ not present?), Flash blocked or JS-Flash security error.

    • Thanks for the comment and reporting issue about the conflict with the Schreikasten plugin. I will test it with that and let you know when releasing next version(Expect this Wednesday) if I was able to fix it or not. Hopefully, I will 🙂

  • A wonderful functioning plugin with somethings working and still some bugs. After I install and worked with two accounts, there are message relay errors. Here is what is happening. I write Test to my other self logged on on a different computer. The message does two things:it never alerts or there is a very long delay. Can you please advise?

    When it does send, it looks good but time….

    • Hi Brian,
      If you are on beta 4, the incoming message will always give a sound alert notification. Also, a message delay should not be more than 5 seconds. Can you please check it again.

      • Thanks for the response. I have done some more checking. Still issues. I would like to invite you to the test site and create an account for you so you can see exactly what is going. Would you be interested? Send me an email at brian.connelly@temple.edu so I can create an account for log on.

  • Dear Brajesh,

    The plugin is very intresting but is not compatible with IE 7. When try to open chatroom the window is opened at the left of the screen and so it is impossible to see and write text.

  • Hi
    Having a few issues with the chat.
    – Is there a way to have a 'Go' button or something as sometimes when you press enter, it just creates a new line.
    – You can't chat with another user unless you both have the chat open.
    – There is a little delay with the message appearing on another users computer from when a message is sent.
    – It says multiple users are online when no one is online.
    When it works, it is brilliant, looking forward to the new version.

  • Error on: return jQuery(e).attr("id").split("_").pop();

    jQuery(e).attr("id") is undefined

    • Most probably you are using BuddyStream or gPress, as I have seen this error coming from them. Can you please tell me which other plugins you are using ?

  • hi, guys, does anyone have last version of bp chat installed?
    would be great to see it in action.

  • Hi Brajesh, when will you drop Beta 5 ?

    @James Checkout http://allegemeenten.nl for a live version of Beta 4 on my website

  • @james I also have beta 4 on my site http://driverszone.co.uk/activity and it works like a dream!
    @sbrajesh I have just noticed that the BP Chat overlaps with my sitewide footer content if you scroll down at the very bottom, is there anything I can do to fix this? Cheers!

  • Hi Brajesh,

    This plugin is absolutely fantastic. Thanks!

    One very minor irritation, it doesn't seem to be stripping slashes automatically.

    So if I type: I'm going out

    It becomes: I\'m going out

    Just a little thing!



    • Thanks for the comment Jack. sorry, could not reply earlier. I am fixing it and a couple of bugs in beta 5. Please check back on 21st.

  • Whats happening?

    When will we see an update?

    • Hi Joel,
      sorry I haven't worked much on it in the last couple of weeks because of my own health problems. I got back to work a week agom, but this plugin will take some time. I am trying to put beta 5 on 21st now. Please check back on 21st and let us hope the things goes in right direction this time 🙂

  • Hi Brajesh,
    Can I use this plugin in my site. I am not using word press. Kindly suggest me any facebook style free chatting application.

    • Hi Mohsin,
      No, It won't work without wordpress and BuddyPress. It is tightly coupled with them at the moment. My be, you can use ajaxIm which works for standalone php sites.

      • I was not able to configure ajaxIm and even did not find any suitable help 🙁

        Except ajaxIm is there any other application.

  • Hi Brajesh

    Awesome work. You seem to be the only guy on the net who understands the power of BP !

    Features requests: If the group page on the main site matches the group blog that the user navigates too. can the same chat room instance be on screen. so if they change groups/blogs it changes chat rooms ?

    and have a global chat room of course…

    What do you think?


    • Hi Johnny,
      thanks for the comment.
      Not sure of this feature yet but will look in the future for sure 🙂

  • Is there any way to use this chat function while having the "Friends" feature turned off in BP? Our site is for internal use only and, as a result, don't need the "friend" function but would LOVE to be able to use this plugin.

  • Hi Brajesh. First of all… This is a great plugin, thank's for it.
    We ar using it in a huge production site and need some tweaks. I'm not a coder myself but there is one in the team.
    What we need:
    Time stamp in the view, so user can know whend the message was sent.
    An option to disable the sitewide chat option because our final user db is up to 30k people.
    Get it working on multisite installs or get an option to disable the chat for de sub blogs.
    Maybe we can help you with this (if those ar things in your oun roadmap) or we can just try to solve it on our own install.
    Please let me know what you think. We have to add 5k users in a few days and realy whant it working.
    Thank's in advance.
    (I'm sorry about my english ; )

    • Hi Santiago,
      Thanks for the comment. Wow, your Install sounds to be very large. Putting timestamps will be an easy thing and I will try to do it this weekend. currently, I am opting to disable it on the other blogs for the multisite. Please keep tuned for an update(hopefully on Sunday otherwise any day in the upcoming week).

  • Hi,
    nice plugin, but for whatever reason it refuses to get disabled if I add a condition like


    function bpchat_check_current_user(){

    if((!is_user_logged_in ()) || (current_user_is("s2member_level0")))

    return;//do not cause any more load

    (I have added that to bp-chat.php)
    So I do not want the chat to load if the logged user has a s2member level 0, but it does not work, why?!?!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Candy,
      I am not sure why it did not work.I have not much experience with s2members, so I am not sure if your condition works or not.

      If "s2member_level0" is a capability added by s2members, try using current_user_can instead. Hope that helps. btw, is current_user_is function provided by s2members ?

    • Hello, I was wondering if you were able to fix the problem with disabling the plugin for certain members roles/user roles. If yes, can please tell me how u did it? Your response will be appreciated.

  • hi brajesh nice to see u again and i just want to use ur bp chat beta 4 is the latest i suppose so , can i integrate it on my site ( if it do not hav some major bug )or just wait for actual launch of bp chat just reply plz

  • online users are always zero, i logout and re login but again its showing zero users

    • Hi Jerin,
      I am sorry for the trouble.
      This plugin is known to have issues in creating database tables on some hosts.
      Can you please check your phpmyadmin and confirm if there are four tables starting with name wp_bp_chat_ present. If not, Please download the sql file from documentation page of this plugin and import that using php myadmin. It should work then.

  • hi brajesh as i m finding difficult to use ur github
    i m posting a bug here plz consider the below
    when ever i type a long msg it just appear jaggy it doesnt fit into screen bcoz we dont have horizontal scroling we just have vertical scroling ..
    plz provide me the code to make a horizontal scroling
    thnx also suggest where i need to place tht code also line no.
    thnx brojesh ur plugin rocks .!keep up the hard work !

    • Hi Naved,
      No problem I will include it myself. I will need to include autogrow plugin to solve this issue. Will be available in next release.

      Currently, I am rethinking on the plugin because the no. of requests it sends may not be a good thing for shared hot. So, Please keep visiting, in 2-3 days, we should have something to discuss about the future of this plugin.

  • hi brajesh i m really inspired by you and now php and sql so can you teach me or tell me from where i could learn to make plugins for wp and bp

  • hi brajesh Bp-chat v5 beta, nor work with chrome.

    And no load the home page, i use wpmu 3.2.1 bp 1.2.9 with default theme.

    Do yopu know this problem? or is only with me?

  • Any idea why chat is kinda just asleep on my site? Click on who's online does nothing…


    • HI Ben,
      this plugin has issues in creating tables on some of the wordpress installs. Please verify using phpmyadmin if there are four tables created with wp_bp_chat_ prefix. If not, please copy the sql statements from documents and create those tables. Thope it helps.

      • Yes I had already seen that problem and created the tables. Things go in the tables but the chat button does nothing. It counts up a cumulative total of people online, but it's not killing off old people who are no longer online, so the rows in the table were just growing. other than that, even with all the tables, it did nothing.

        • Hi Ben,
          I am sorry I may not be able to help much on that issue. Please wait for a couple of weeks. We will have the bp-chat update for BuddyPress 1.5 soon and that will certainly fix all the issues relating to the current version.

          Thank you for your patience.

  • Hi Brajesh,
    This plugin is just great!
    I have one question – is there easy way to add something like public channel(shoutbox) to your chat??

  • very good plugin and it's work with buddypress 1.5 🙂
    my suggestion, an admin interface for:
    – change the default color,
    – show only friends (remove sitewide)
    – etc.

    • Thank you for the comment and suggestions Lemarié.

      I am working on the next version 1.1(yes that is a version jump) which will be available by 10th-12th of this month. That will allow such things.

  • hey.. your plugins work perfect always but this plugin keeps throwing a JSON.parse: unexpected non-whitespace character after JSON datavar msgs = JSON.parse(ret); error message.
    what should i do to make it work?

    • Hi Ankur,
      I am sorry for the trouble with this plugin. Haven't tested it with BuddyPress 1.5 yet. I was working on another version of it to release by 12th of this month. Can you check in the console and find the response sent by the server ?

  • Hi, Brajesh
    Ive noticed on a BuddyPress (WordPress) Network with multiple blogs, the chat bar is showing up on all blogs, although it only works on the site with the BuddyPress theme, is there a way for it to work on all the blogs. If not is there a way to hide with chat bar with a piece of code, so that i can hide it on specific sub-blogs?


  • Hey, this is a very great PlugIn. Until now its the best Chat-PlugIn I have found. While testing we found a very critical issue. Users are able ti implement Java-Script oder embedd YouTube-Videos into the Chat. At worst, users are able to send malware to other users. For my understanding Scripts, HTML and other Stuff should not work within the chat.

  • love this plugin but it seems to slow my site down Tremendously.. to the point where the site is unusable after 2 or 3 people are using chat. has anyone experienced this problem or have a fix for this? THANKS!

  • Hi Brajesh,
    I am very interested in using you plugin. There doesn't seem to be anything comparable out there – you are really meeting a need. The only issue I'm running into is that it doesn't work when friend connections are turned off in the buddypress settings area. Our site doesn't need/want that feature, but being able to chat is desirable to us. Is there a way to get the chat to work without that feature turned on?


  • Plugin is also causing slowdowns on FireFox… causes lines to go thru text when a user is typing.

  • @all,
    1. This plugin is not good for heavy traffic, I have tried to update it but could not put a final sophisticated product. I hope to do something which will be fast and have better UI by 25th December. So, Please bear with me till then.

  • Great plugin! Thanks for it

  • nice plugin

    but showing some error like this in my mailpress and its using maximum CPU usage i hope

    – SoundManager 2 failed to load (security/load error) —
    soundManager.disable(): Shutting down
    soundManager: Failed to initialise.
    soundManager: Verify that ./soundmanager2_debug.swf is a valid path.
    soundManager: No Flash response within expected time. Likely causes: Loading soundmanager2_debug.swf may have failed (and/or Flash 8+ not present?), Flash blocked or JS-Flash security error.
    soundManager: Getting impatient, still waiting for Flash…
    soundManager::initMovie(): Waiting for ExternalInterface call from Flash..

    it helpful if u make me to over come this error

  • Not working on latest WordPress and No Support … trying to reach u from last 20 days via your forum and Facebook too but no reply….

    • Hi Shivaji,
      sorry If I missed your post on forum.
      Can you please tell me the version of Bp Chat you are using and what error you are seeing ?

  • Ciao! Thanks a lot for the plugin. I was wondering if I can help you with a localization in Italian. I can help u with french and spanish aswell, but Italian is my first language and I actually need the plug in in Italian for a Multiple Sclerosis Social Network.
    I know there is no so much text to translate, but also one single word makes the difference.
    Contact me and I'll be glad to help you!

    • Hi,
      Please wait for a couple more days and we will have the new version which has support for translation. It is not released as the UI is not furnished enough but It improves greatly on the server load(will be more than 10 times faster and will consume low server resources).

  • Hi, I've just downloaded bp-chat beta 5 but seems It doesn't work. It say always that no one is online..Could you help me?
    thanx Andrew

  • Hi, this plugin REALLY rocks!!
    You have stopped developing it?

  • hi bro .. im testing your plug-in its gr8.
    sometime when u hit enter, msg is not shout-ted i mean my frend not recieving msg, n if its possible ?
    is there any way to increse msg delay time ..
    baki sab to mast hai

  • ok brajesh. when my site will enable again . i will try ur plugin.
    btw u r doing gr8 job bro

  • Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_core_set_charset() in /home/barpagga/public_html/01/wp-content/plugins/sbrajesh-bp-chat-3c6ddb6/includes/bp-chat-admin.php on line 24

  • im having this error , using ur new plugin , download from github.com

    • sorry about that Kulvir,
      I was working on dev system where bp-chat was active, so could not notice it.
      It was causing issue in upgrade/install.

      Just pushed another update to github.
      Please update.

      • ok sorry, i was wrong now its working
        i reinstall it ,

  • hmmm i deleted
    $charset_collate = bp_core_set_charset();

    – $bp_prefix = bp_core_get_table_prefix();

    its working now !

    lemme check if my site will go down again or not

  • website is working . but i cant use my dashboard , having again
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_core_set_charset() in /home/barpagga/public_html/newtest/wp-content/plugins/sbrajesh-bp-chat-3c6ddb6/includes/bp-chat-admin.php on line 24


    • Hi Kulvir,
      Thank you for confirming in your other post that it is working now 🙂

  • hi brajesh, whr r u testing ? this plug-in , when im testing it on hostgator ,, i got suspended ..
    im using wordpress on my website, + domain to test buddypress

    • HI Kulvir,
      I personally test it on our local servers here.

      can you please get the details of resource utilization by the plugin from your web hot? Also, Can you please tell me how many users were active/logged in while using this plugin on your site?

  • hi brajesh,
    this email is what i recieved from hostgator

    due to charactor limit i created this page


  • hi, i met a problem. the status of the chat does not change from orange to red. (from green to orange is ok)

    bp-chat beta5
    buddypress 1.2.8
    WordPress 3.1.3

    php 5.2
    mysql 5.0

  • hi, i need help!

    i installed the module, but the status is always on orange and never change to red except log out. and in the table mysql wp_bp_chat_users, the value is_online is always "1"… a cause of that, all the people in the list chat are online(orange).

    i want to know where could be the problem for update the is_online to "0".

    wordpress 3.1.3
    buddypress 1.2.8
    bp-chat beta5
    php 5.2
    mysql 5.0


  • help!

    i installed the module, but the status is always on orange and never change to red except log out. and in the table mysql wp_bp_chat_users, the value is_online is always "1"… a cause of that, all the people in the list chat are online(orange).

    i want to know where could be the problem for update the is_online to "0".

    wordpress 3.1.3
    buddypress 1.2.8
    bp-chat beta5
    php 5.2
    mysql 5.0


  • Hi Fandigital,
    sorry for my delayed reply.
    1. Please check if the tables are created.
    2. The current version may not work with bp 1.2.8, It is tested with bp 1.5+

  • Any updates on a new version? is this still being supported?

    • The plugin is supported via it's github page at the moment. The current trunk works well with bp 1.5+

  • Hello all help please
    i installed the module, but the status is always hang. and when i logout or refresh it still showing status. how can i solve this
    i am using WP 3.3.2 and BP 1.5.5 and bp chat beta 5
    and how to delete chat history ?


  • I see it's been some time since anything has been discussed about this chat plugin. I was just wondering if there was going to be any further actions with it? I would really like a nice "working" simple chat to instal on my moms poetry blog for her members, but stable chats seem impossible to find. I do hope you will have the opportunity to work on this one soon. It looks like a nice start so far.

  • hi I installed bp chat to my site but it always keep saying "error_log() has been disabled for security reasons "

  • How to delete chat logs to save storage ?


    • Hi,
      Currently there is no way to delete the log directly. The chat log is stored in database and can be cleaned manually but I don't advise it at the moment.

  • Your BP Chat Beta is not working

    • Just replied to your comment on another post. Please follow that. Also, I will appreciate if you ask the questions here on this post and not on a non related post. Hope you understand.

  • hello my bro, it would be great if u make a tool for RTL (Right to Left) websites.
    thank u Brajesh

    • Hi Amid,
      I am sorry but I could not understand. Can you please explain in a little more details?

      • Yes, some of languages are right to left like Arabic and Persian. but the avatar photos and titles in plugin just set to left to right. you can provide a rtl.css code and made the plugin to detect theme's direction.

  • Hi Brijesh Ji i am trying to install BP Chat I go sum error. that i have post hear please help me. Thanks…….
    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 50

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 54

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 55

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 57

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 58

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 62

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 50

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 54

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 55

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 57

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 58

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 62

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php:50) in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/option.php on line 563

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php:50) in /home/paricha2/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/option.php on line 564

    • Hi Dharmesh ji,
      Sorry I could not post earlier. I will have an update tomorrow to fix this issue.


  • I have this problem with the chat plugin.This is the error:
    Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /home/storage/1/1a/b4/site1380209827/public_html/rede/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat/bp-chat-business-functions.php on line 256 and defined in /home/storage/1/1a/b4/site1380209827/public_html/rede/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 992


  • I install this version of plugin and my site is down :_(

    Warning: require(/home/storage/1/1a/b4/site1380209827/public_html/rede/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat-beta-4//bp-chat/bp-chat-classes.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/storage/1/1a/b4/site1380209827/public_html/rede/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 33

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/storage/1/1a/b4/site1380209827/public_html/rede/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat-beta-4//bp-chat/bp-chat-classes.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear') in /home/storage/1/1a/b4/site1380209827/public_html/rede/wp-content/plugins/bp-chat/bp-chat.php on line 33

  • It´s fine now, I´m sorry…it´s work fine!!Congrats

  • Hi! im using bp chat on a wordpress multisite, where buddypress is installed at my second theme. I want bpchat to work cross-over on both themes, and it does, if i enable buddypress on both themes. However, this lead to some other problems. The admintoolbar redirects to the empty buddypressisntallation on the mainsite when im on that page, but when im on a page that belongs to the second page where my buddypress are, it works. Tried to put the login button from my second page on the main site, but they direct to the main buddypress installation instead of the correct one when im on the mainpage. Is it possible to have Bp chat run multisite wihtout having buddypress on both themes, or is it anything els ei can do? I gladly pay a monthly support fee if this is something doable.


    • Hi Jerry,
      Thank you for the comment. Currently I will suggest only activating it on the second site where you have BuddyPress active. My hands are full due to upcoming release of BuddyPress 2.0 and the updates for our plugins for 2.0, so I am unable to devote time on this plugin. Will certainly look at it again in future around 4-6 weeks from now.

  • Worst .. It broke my application . Not able to open my admin page. Worst

    • I am sorry and My apologies for the inconvenience. This plugin is not supposed to give fatal error or block you out of your admin panel. If only you had used some real email address, I might have been able to help you.

      Will be kind enough to use the contact form( If you don't wish to post here) or post another comment here telling us what happened?

  • Seeing how this hasn't been updated in years, if I develop these features is there a way to upload the changes?


  • Nice! 🙂

  • Is it posibble to show the chat module to only paid members?

  • Pat #

    Hello Brajesh,

    Thans very much for your plugin. I'm using it since some days and it's working fine.

    I would like to use it only for paid members. Is there a way to limit access to the chat window?
    Best would be to have the ability to insert a php code somewhere in order to define the limitation, but if you can propose something based on user role, that would be fine also.