Custom Google Talk Chatback – a WordPress Plugin

Google Talk is a chat system developed by Google. You can either chat from inside of your Gmail (Google Mail) or from any compatible standalone chat application like iChat for Mac or the offical Google Talk application for Windows. I even works with several apps on mobile phones.

Custom Google Talk Chatback plugin let’s you integrate Google Talk into your WordPress website.

The plugin supports WordPress widgets, shortcodes and template tags.

Download v 1.0 (2011-04-15)

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Google Talk Chatback Hash Key (unique ID)

To use this plugin you need to know your personal Google Talk Chatback hash key. The hash key is the string containing characters and numbers, found between the tk= and &amp at:
http://www.google.com/talk/service/badge/New
http://www.google.com/talk/service/a/domain-here/badge/New (for domain users)

 

Google Talk Widget

Just drag the widget to the prefered sidebar and set it up as wanted. Settings are as follows:

  • Title
  • Hash
  • Online Output
    • Content (before link)
    • Link text or image (html)
  • Offline Output
    • Content

 

Shortcode instructions

There are 3 shortcodes available.

[gtalk hash="" link="" offline=""]

Prints a link to start chat or a text message if offline

  • Hash: your hash key (ID) for Google Talk Chatback
  • Link: link text
  • Offline (optional): text if offline

[gtalk_online hash=""] [/gtalk_online]

  • Content inside shortcode will only be displayed if user is online

[gtalk_offline hash=""] [/gtalk_offline]

  • Content inside shortcode will only be displayed if user is offline

 

Template Tag instructions

<?php gtalk_status( $hash ) ?>

  • Returns 1 (true) if online and 0 (false) if offline

<?php gtalk_link( $hash, $link ) ?>

  • Returns a link to start chat
  • Hash: your hash key (ID) for Google Talk Chatback
  • Link: link text or image (HTML)

Tags: google, google talk, google talk chatback, gtalk, jabber, chat, instant message, support, online support, live support, live help, online chat, web chat, live chat, contact, contact form, widget, shortcode, template tag, plugin, links, sidebar

Special thanks to Israelwebdev who made the script that makes it possible to check if a user is online or offline.

 

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