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WordPress Plugin: Simple Ajax Chat

Simple Ajax Chat displays a fully customizable Ajax-powered chat box anywhere on your site. SAC makes it easy for your visitors to chat with each other on your website. There already are a number of decent chat plugins, but I wanted one that is simple yet fully customizable with all the features AND outputs clean HTML markup for easy styling. Simple Ajax Chat is based on Jalenack’s Wordspew (aka AJAX Shoutbox), which I’ve been using on my sites since the plugin was released back in 2005 (ish). Wordspew works great even today, but it hasn’t been updated in seven years, […] Read more »

WordPress Tip: Quick Hack to Block Spam for the Wordspew Shoutbox Chat Plugin

Recently, I reactivated an older version (1.16) of Jalenack’s Wordspew Shoutbox plugin for the Dead Letter Art Chat Forum. The DLa collective has been working on a new issue of their ‘zine and needed an easy online chat location for impromptu business dealz (ideas, planning, etc.). Almost immediately after reactivating the Shoutbox plugin, the chat forum was flooded with an endless wave of spam. The rate and volume of spam was so high as to render the forum utterly useless. — Ugh. Update: We now use Simple Ajax Chat for all of our chat-forum needs. It’s supa fresh. Read more »

January 2003: Saturday Night Art Chat

january 2003 ~9:30pm :::> <binary>ok <@omik>what are you up to <binary>DLa 17 <binary>marathon <binary>layout <@omik>doin layout n sh*t? <@omik>ah yeh? <@omik>oh yeah!!! <@omik>baby. <binary>ahh yeh <binary>and it is sweet indeed <@omik>any perks yet? <binary>like buttAH <binary>i need a smoke <@omik>already? <@omik>chat a spell – smell. <@omik>here it comes <binary>its been hourz <@omik>maybe we should leave the cold smoker pic up there as a break signal? <binary>ok <binary>yesss.. <binary>yes. <@omik>how long you been working on the layout? <@omik>are you almost done?!! <@omik>how is coming along? <@omik>having any problems? <@omik>did you use all the goods? <@omik>my but itches? <@omik>buttox <@omik>botox <@omik>viral injection […] Read more »

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