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Yet another Q's on chatbox/shoutbox

  1. So, WordPress.com does not allow the use of iframe or flash. I am interested in adding a chatbox/shoutbox on my blog.
    I have seen a site (http://snsdkorean.wordpress.com) using 'chatroll' which, I think, require iframe tag.

    Example:
    <iframe width='450' height='350' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' marginheight='0' marginwidth='0' allowtransparency='true' src='http://chatroll.com/iheartfx/embed?fgcolor=4076b3&bgcolor=ffffff&textbgcolor=ffffff&textfgcolor=000000&sound=1&border=1&w=$0'></iframe>
    <div style='width:450px;text-align:center;'><small>iheartfx chat - Fullscreen</small></div>

    How is it that the box actually work when pasted on 'text' widget?
    Are there problems such as browser crashing when visitors view a blog with chatroll?
    I've noticed on a couple of occasion that my firefox crashes when I visit the wordpress.com blog I mentioned above. However, I can't be sure if it's because of the chatroll, just a suspicion.

    Any thoughts/helps on this?

    The blog I need help with is iheartfx.wordpress.com.

  2. The wordpress.COM software will strip out the iframe embed code to preseve security on this multiuser blogging platform. This entry support states the code restrictions on wordpress.com blogs. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    We do have meebo chatbox widgets on wordpress.com blogs http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/meebo-widget/

  3. So, basically...the chatbox would be there, just without the iframe code...?
    sorry, I'm not too familiar with all this ;__;

    I had a look at the Meebo widget but I prefer a simple chatbox where visitors can leave a msg quickly.

    Thanks!

  4. Let me say this in a more clear and understandable way to you. The ONLY chatbox you can use on wordpress.COM blog is the meebo widget.

  5. @timethief: I KNOW WordPress.COM doesn't allow iframes. I HAVE read the support page AND looked at the meebo widget BEFORE I posted my question. What I don't get is, how and why a widget that uses iframe actually works on a wordpress.COM blog. http://snsdkorean.wordpress.com

    @justjennifer: thank you for the suggestions. I will look into that

  6. I've seen several different kinds of chat around that I thought were not possible. Here is the exact code that blog is using, and yes, it has an iframe:

    <div class="textwidget"><iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://chatroll.com/snsdkorean-blog-chat/embed?fgcolor=4076b3&bgcolor=ffffff&textbgcolor=ffffff&textfgcolor=000000&sound=1&border=1&w=$0" frameborder="0" height="300" scrolling="no" width="189"></iframe><br /><div style="width: 189px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://chatroll.com/snsdkorean-blog-chat" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">snsdkorean blog chat - Fullscreen</a></div></div>

    Presumably, if you registered at chatroll.com you could put your URL in there instead and use it in a text widget.

  7. @iheartfx
    I'm so sorry. I was completely unaware of the links to information on two additional chatboxes that are not contained in the wordpress.com support documentation, let alone, the third one you pointed to. Best wishes with getting the chatbox of your choice up and running on your blog.

    @justjennifer & raincoaster
    Thanks for diving into this thread and helping iheartfx.

  8. Thank you very much for the help! :)

  9. You're both very welcome.

    rain, the bit about things showing up on com that you never thought would work here goes doubly for me. Over the past couple of weeks, I've run across sites with iframes and flash embeds. T'was a bit of an eyeopener.

  10. I know there was That One Guy who popped up a couple of months ago and could seemingly get anything to run, including populating his blog from an RSS, but while he was cool, I've hesitated to pass on his tips because in the wrong hands...you know.

    Looks like discretion may be irrelevant soon!

  11. I was flabbergasted to hear there were iframes and embeds operating on wordpress.com blogs. If there are indeed ones that have passed through "filters" and are trusted by wordpress.com then I don't understand why the support documentation does not reflect this reality.

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