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How to have Live Chat online for a website?

Posted on 2012-09-10
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Dear EE experts,

We would like to ask for tech support on how to have a Live Chat online for our website?
Something like in most websites nowadays, you can click the 'Live Chat' icon/image, then you as a guest can chat with the internal staff of that site...

Thank you & hope to hear soon...
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Question by:Stiebel Eltron
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by:jchittoda1
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Hi,

If you are looking for the paid option then you can use LivePerson http://www.liveperson.com/products-services/lp-chat

If you want opensource solution then you can use Openfire server. This is a java based free server that comes with SparkWeb flex application that can integrate with your web pages.
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by:Stiebel Eltron
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Hi there jchittoda1! For the Openfire, is it the same as the LivePerson 'lp-chat'?

Because we don't want to show users on the chat lists...
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Openfire has a plugin called "Fashpath WebChat" that does the similar thing that you are looking for. For more information related to the plugins you can visit http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/plugins.jsp
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