Simple WordPress AJAX shoutbox



NOTE: This plugin is no longer supported!

Hi , i have just create a WordPress AJAX shoutbox.
Im using jQuery Framework for this plugin, althought it using compatibility mode, im not very sure it will compatible with your other plugin that uses other javascript framework.

So what is really good about this shoutbox?

  • Simple design. Does’nt have graphics, colors, etc. So it definetely fit into your templates.
  • AJAX technology. Visitor doesnt have to refresh page to post into shoutbox.

How to install:

  • Download the packages here.
  • Unzip and copy on plugin directory.
  • Activate the plugin.
  • Go to widget page (yes, your template should be widget ready). And put it on your sidebar.


  • This plugin doesnt really have customization, because its simple (doh..).
  • You can find the options on widget page.
  • If you want to delete comment, just log in to your admin account and delete link will be available at the shoutbox (not on administraton page).

You can check how it look on this website. Yes, the one on the sidebar.

Last changes:

  • Akismet support for spam checking. Try write ‘viagra’ (I turned off in this site)
  • Tweak AJAX process, more efficient.
  • Add only registered user allowed option.


  • There are several report on server high load on busy sites. So if you think your site has huge traffic, you should check your server load. If it too high, i suggest you remove this plugin and install shoutbox that not hosted on your site instead, like cbox or anything.

NOTE: This plugin is no longer supported!

372 thoughts on “Simple WordPress AJAX shoutbox

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  2. This one is simply but very useful. I already implented it in our new website and the visitors are loving it!
    It is even easy to setup so you should give this a try even without being experienced when is comes to addons!

  3. It is even easy to setup so you should give this a try even without being experienced when is comes to addons!

    Thnak You admin

  4. I love this plugin. The most cool feature i liked was that it refreshes automatically after few seconds and I can see newly users who came online. Simple design and a wonderful plugin. Thanks

  5. Fabrizio

    Thanks for this plugin, It works very well in my “famili social network” running on buddypress.
    Si ti possible to add a notification sound when a new message is sent on the shoutbox?

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