How to Add Simple Ajax Shoutbox in WordPress Sidebar

Allowing users to chat with you and other visitors can help you to increase user engagement and also make the stay longer on your site. So in this WordPress tutorial you will learn how to add chat box into your WordPress where you and your users can chat with each others.

It will take a minute to add the Shoutbox into your sidebar no coding experience required, we will use the plugin to add the chat box. There are many chatting WordPress plugins which can allow you to add chat system on a WordPress site.

The Plugin We Will Use

We will use Simple Ajax Shoutbox chat plugin which allows you to add chat box in your sidebar using the widget. So readers can chat with you and other users and it also support smile icons like Facebook. This plugins Using AJAX and it automatically reloads messages so your users can see other visitor chat live


Download and Activated the Plugin

First of all, you need to download the Simple Ajax Shoutbox plugin from your WordPress plugins tab or download and upload manually. If you are new at installing plugins then read our step by step guide on how to install WordPress Plugins.

Configure And Display Chat 

Once you have downloaded and activated the plugin, then you need to add the chat widget to display the chat in your sidebar. So go to your WordPress admin panel and click on Appearance tab then widgets.

On the widgets tab you will see a new widget named Shortbox so you need to drag that widget into your sidebar and then click on save. 

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So once you done then will able see the shoutbox in your WordPress sidebar like below screenshot. 

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We hope this tutorial may help you to add Shoutbox into your WordPress. If you like this tutorial then make sure to like and follow us on Twitter, Facebook to get latest updates from us.
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