Chatroll no longer shows up on site

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  • #466508

    lunalocket
    Member

    I added chatroll to my blog about a month ago. It was working fine yesterday, but today it is no longer embedded in the chat.
    When I went to my chatroll settings to try to input the code again, this is what it gave me:

    CK Gems & Codes – Join Now! <span style=”font-size:0.9em;”>(LIVE WordPress Chat)</span>

    I don’t remember the code looking like that… When I put it on my sidebar as a widget, it just shows up as a link. I think this is more of a chatroll issue, but I’m trying both sites to figure out the problem.

    Maybe can someone suggest an alternate client for a chatroom box on the site.
    Thanks for your help.

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

    #466664

    raincoaster
    Member

    We can’t help without a link to your blog, starting with http.

    #466665

    Yes, I’ve got the same problem..I’ve had chatroll in for a very long time and this is the first time it doesn’t show up on my blog…

    the blog is linked in my name

    #466667

    lunalocket
    Member
    #466668

    lunalocket
    Member

    When I had chatroll on my blog, I remember it having iframes.

    The code it gives me now is different, however, when on the settings page for chatroll I can still find the old html code, just under “Universal/Custom” install.

    this is what it looks like:

    <iframe width=”450″ height=”350″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ allowtransparency=”true” src=”http://chatroll.com/embed/chat/mmo-games?id=u4ooohkNQiX&platform=html&w=$0″></iframe>
    <div style=”font-size:0.9em;text-align:center;”>Live Chat Software</div>

    Hope this helps.

    #466670

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks, it sounds like Chatroll has changed something on their end. Can you paste the actual code from your widget here, between backlinks? Those are the little tickmarks usually on the same key as the ~. So backtick, all the code, backtick. That makes it show up so we can analyze it.

    #466671

    lunalocket
    Member

    <a target="_blank" href="http://chatroll.com/embed/chat/mmo-games?id=u4ooohkNQiX&platform=wordpress-com">CK Gems & Codes - Join Now!</a> <span style="font-size:0.9em;">(LIVE <a href="http://chatroll.com/solutions/wordpress-chat-plugin">WordPress Chat</a>)</span>

    Hope that shows up. That’s the code. And yep, it sounds like chatroll changed something. Don’t know why though.

    #466673

    lunalocket
    Member

    Even though chatroll seems to have changed the code it gives out to install the chat, it has the other html code I posted above.

    I would use meebo, but I prefer to use a chat client that lets all the website views chat together… Not just to me.

    #466678

    Lunalocket: I know this doesn’t help, but I too have had the same issue. Had chatroll up for months but it just stopped working a couple of days ago. Haven’t figured out how to fix it yet, but will pop off a note here if I do.

    #466679

    Here is the code raincoaster — but like Lunalocket — this coding doesn’t look like what I originally put in:

    <div style=”font-size:.9em;text-align:center;”>WordPress Chat</div>

    #466680

    lunalocket
    Member

    Thanks David.

    I know WordPress doesn’t allow iframes but chatroll has seemed to be an exception with that up until know. I wonder if this is will change soon! I’ve tried other chat clients, but only one works http://www.xat.com. I wouldn’t recommend it though.

    #466681

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, please post it between backticks. I can’t tell if that’s all of it or not the way it’s posted there.

    #466683

    sowon
    Member

    I’ve got the same problem since yesterday afternoon and my code was

    ‘<iframe width=’270′ height=’310′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ marginheight=’0′ marginwidth=’0′ src=’http://chatroll.com/crows-manga-scans/embed?fgcolor=bdbdbd&bgcolor=ffffff&textbgcolor=111111&textfgcolor=FFFFFF&sound=0&border=0&w=$0′></iframe>
    <div style=’width:270px;text-align:center;’>Crows Manga Scans – Fullscreen</div>’

    the new one seems to be

    My Chatroll – Join Now! <span style=”font-size:.9em;”>(LIVE WordPress Chat)</span>’

    #466688

    This is more likely to be a WordPress issue isn’t it? I cannot see how chatroll could be changing the code in your blog.

    In my own case I had chatroll embedded in a page. Yes – even though it uses iframe. Provided I did not edit the page in visual mode I was OK. (In visual mode the editor strips out the iframe).

    Now, when I display the page, the chatbox does not appear. If I look at the page source, the code has been completely stripped out – presumably be WordPress.

    #466690

    sowon
    Member

    Well if it’s a wp issue, let’s wait and see how they going to fix it.

    #466695

    raincoaster
    Member

    Those are apostrophe’s, not backticks.

    It looks like this was something staff were perhaps testing and then decided to strip out instead, as with the rest of the iframes. Just speculation on my part, though.

    #466751

    frostdomain
    Member

    mmm I have the same problem.
    I am new to wordpress and I like it but the restrictions about usual chatboxs are really annoying.

    #466753

    iframes are not supported at wordpress.COM due to security concerns.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    If someone had it working here on a wordpress.COM blog before, then it was a fluke that it worked.

    Javascript and flash are not allowed for the same reason.

    #466758

    sowon
    Member

    Which means : The embed chatroll should not have worked in the first place ?
    And what about chatroll HTML code ? Got to find a new, free and reliable chatbox now ~
    Thx for your answer thesacredpath.

    #466759

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s correct: it should not have worked in the first place. The only chat I know of that works is Meebo,

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/meebo-widget/

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