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Shoutbox by Siropu 1.5.7

No permission to buy (€9.99)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
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Updates duration
1 Year
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This is a shoutbox widget that you can add in any of the available widget positions.

  1. Minimum age required - Enable shoutbox based on user's age.
  2. Shoutbox refresh interval - Allows you to set refresh interval for new messages. This option can be disabled.
  3. Shoutbox refresh timeout - Stop refresh interval for inactive users after x minutes
  4. Maximum shout length - Set the maximum allows shout length.
  5. Minimum time between shouts - Flood check (with user group permission to bypass it)
  6. Shout display limit - Set the maximum number of shouts to display on page load.
  7. Delete shouts older than - Allows you to auto-delete shouts older than x days.
  8. Auto prune shoutbox every x hours.
  9. Auto prune message.
  10. Enable navigation tab - Allows you to chat in a dedicated page
  11. Enable sound - Enable sound notification for new shouts.
  12. Enable avatars - Display user avatar in shout.
  13. Allow BB codes - Controls if BB codes are parsed or not.
  14. Enable auto link - Auto link/embed URLs and media sites.
  15. Enable smilie button - For easy smilie access.
  16. Reverse ordering - Place input box at the bottom and display new messages from the bottom to the top
  17. Quick user tagging button with shout highlight.
  18. Footer - Allows you to add custom content (text, ads, etc) in the shoutbox footer.
  19. Thread ID - Post shouts in a dedicated thread as well.
  20. Thread message minimum length - Set minimum length required for shouts.
  21. Ban users with ban list
  22. Archive with option to search by user and keywords
It has user group permissions for using shoutbox, editing/deleting shouts, prune shoutbox (/prune)
When scrolling at the bottom of the shouts, older shouts will be automatically loaded.

If you want a feature rich chat application, please see my Chat 2 add-on.
Shoutbox demo is available here:
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Latest updates

  1. Bug Fix

    Missing js and styles directories from the zip archive.
  2. Bug Fixes (XF 2.2.x Only)

    This release fixes compatibility issues in XF 2.2.x
  3. Small change

    Added cookie expiry date for Shoutbox settings.

Latest reviews

Thanks for shoutbox, this works very well, I was viewing for this because I like can write most direct to my users, this works as expected and options are very useful.
One of the sweetest Shoutbox around! Elegant looking, simple and effective! Great value for money! Highly recommended.
Great job, works perfectly + I sent a message to Siropu to request the addition of an option to tag the users in the shoutbox, he added it a week later! Big thanks
This is exactly what I was looking for. It is simple yet provides all the functionality you would need in a shoutbox, Install was easy and quick and it fits great with my theme. Great Job !
The Shoutbox by Siropu is an ideal version for those who want a lightweight instant chat system. A version like the Chat is much more complete for those who want. I recommend this add-on !
Solid shoutbox and Siropu is very responsive to issues. It covers all the bases you need for a basic shoutbox.
one this addon really looks amazing with the new update its awesome .. and one thing that makes me love your addons they dont come with a paragraph site branding like how others do.
great looking chatbox, it's got everything we need for the front page of the forum. Being able to 'like' shouts would be nice though.
This is perfect if you want a shoutbox that is just a shoutbox - I don't need private rooms, or irc capability, I just need a place for my members to chat and this does the job well. It's well designed so I didn't feel the need to tweak templates at all, I could install and go. It runs very smoothly and my members like it a lot. Also there are some extra features you wouldn't expect, like ability to show the avatar of the person posting, and ability to have a sound play when a shout is posted.
This is exactly what I was looking for. It is simple yet provides all the functionality you would need in a shoutbox. Thanks for creating this.