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Quick Setup Guide
Posted by Chris Duerr on 02 January 2012 03:15 PM

With this easy to follow Quick Setup Guide, your chat room should be online within minutes.

We have tried to keep the instructions below as easy to follow as possible, and there is no major technical expertise needed to get up and running. You can opt to use our Simple Link code which you can start using immediately, or choose to integrate the chat room to an existing website.

First Things First: Getting your Free AddonChat Account

If you have not done so already, you will need to set up a chat account by clicking the ‘Get It Now’ link from the main AddonChat website. When registering for an account, we recommend choosing an account password which includes a mixture of both letters and numbers; this will make sure your account is as secure as possible.

Once registered, a confirmation notice will be sent to your registered e-mail address. This confirmation will also include these basic instructions for getting started quickly with your new AddonChat chat room account. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail within a few moments, please check that it has not been picked up by any spam filtering software you may have.

Your AddonChat Control Panel

 To access your AddonChat control panel, you will first need to login to your Customer account by clicking on the ‘My Account’ link on the main AddonChat website using the email address and password you registered with.

Once logged in you can view all of your AddonInteractive services in the My Services area.

The option to access the control panel for your AddonChat product will be displayed here also. Click the gear icon link next to your account to open the AddonChat account control panel. 

Accessing Your Chat Room

No Website: If you do not have a website, don’t worry! You can still use and access your chat room using the direct link in your control panel marked "No Website? No Problem". This is the direct link to your chat room located on our servers. Just give this link to anyone you want to use your chat room.

You can find this code in your AddonChat control panel under: Home -> Chat Room Link Code -> Simple Link

Uploading Chat To Your Website: If you have a website and would like your chat room to load into an existing web page (in the same way ours does on our demo page) the embedded chat code is required. You will require some basic knowledge on adding HTML code to your site, and creating web pages.

You can embed your chat room to your site in a few easy steps:

Step One: Copy the code shown on your AddonChat control panel under the Home -> Chat Room Link Code -> Embedded section – to copy the code take your mouse and place your cursor at the beginning of the text. Click and hold the left mouse button while pulling your mouse over the text, this will highlight the test for you. Release the left mouse button and right click on the highlighted text and select copy from the options.

Step Two: Using the web building software you are normally used too (e.g. Frontpage, Dreamweaver etc) paste the chat code into your webpage in the same way you would when adding any other code to your website or when writing your web page. If you are unsure how to do this, check the help files in your web building software and search for help on ‘adding html code to my site’ – this should point you in the right direction.

Step Three: Once you have successfully added the chat code to your web page, upload your saved page to your website following the usual steps you would follow when updating your website. This varies depending on the software you are using but usually involves uploaded your website using FTP if you are using software on your computer – or different if you are using an online web building system, in this case consult your software provider.

Your chat room will now be up and running on your website.

3rd Party Integration

Please visit http://www.addonchat.com/ or our company forums at http://www.addoninteractive.net/ for third party module downloads and installation instructions.

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