SharePoint Chat is a jQuery plugin for SharePoint 2007 that places a chat application onto a SharePoint webpart page. The plugin uses jquery to add messages to a list and display them in real-time on a list-view web part. It’s simple to install and customize.
To setup, start by adding references to jQuery, ‘livelistdata’ (a very nice plugin that refreshes web parts), and the
SharePoint chat plugin:
You can download the livelistdata plugin here:
Then create a custom list with a single (multi-line) column entitled “Message”. Then get the GUID of the list you’ve created.
Then add the following code to a CEWP (Content Editor Web Part) of the page on which you want the chat window displayed.. It’s best to place this web part directly above the list-view web part that displays the chat entries.
Edit the source and enter the following code:
Then, save your page, and start chatting!
An indicator that will let you know when someone is typing a chat message.