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General plugins (Local): Vm Chat

Maintained by Picture of Jai Gupta Jai Gupta, Picture of Pinky Sharma Pinky Sharma
Footer Chat for Moodle

Footer Chat for Moodle

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Plugin will modify their $CFG->additionalhtmlfooter and $CFG->additionalhtmlheader when installed. Uses 3rd party services ( over secure (SSL) channel.


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  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 1:07 AM
    I have just installed it on my Moodle 2.9.2 system. I am blown away by it's simplicity and usefulness! Thank you for ramping up the cool-factor on my Moodle site by 10x!
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 11:56 PM
    The *coolest* thing is this feature of VM Chat: Other than the Common chat window, if you tap or click on an Online User's pic or name in the Online Users list, a private char window appears at the bottom! Ideal for one-one-one chats. I am running this on my iPad and I can open 4 window at the bottom of the page. The Common Chat, two private chat windows and the main Online Users window. Coolest thing evah!!!!
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Wed, Sep 23, 2015, 12:05 AM
    Hi Jai Gupta and Pinky Sharma. I did notice that when I change screens, the Common chat window's contents remain. However the same cannot be said of the private chat contents - they reset to blank at every screen refresh or if I surf to another page on my Moodle site. Even if I were to minimise a private chat window prior to clicking on a new page link (which brings about a page refresh), the private chat window resets to blank contents. I suppose this is the limitation of the private chat window - in that it cannot retain its contents from page/screen to page/screen. Perhaps in the next version then...(?).
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Wed, Sep 23, 2015, 4:28 PM
    Hello Frankie,
    I believe you are using ipad. Vmchat is not fully compatible with ipad.
    We have created an issue( for it and try to fix in next release.
  • Picture of Thiago Henrique Ornelas Costa
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 7:57 PM
    Its possible make this plugin compatible in version 3.0 whit the themes : Eguru and Elegance? The chat dont appear in both of this themes !

  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016, 7:54 PM
    Thanks for reporting this. We have created an issue on github for this ( and will try to improve next version.
  • Picture of afnan al-mustafa
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016, 12:01 PM
    I have installed version 3.0 and doesn't work with roshnilite theme.
    What should I do?
  • Picture of suman bogati
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016, 1:33 PM
    Hi Afnan,

    For now please download the vm chat(plugin) from our repository with
    So after update this latest code on your moodle, Please choose the "AutoResolve" option by (Site administration > Vm Chat).
  • Picture of adam loonat
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016, 8:25 AM
    ive just installed the vm chat pluggin on moodle 3.02. ive installed everything needed however when i go to activate the pluggin i get the error message "A file permissions error has occurred. Please check the permissions on the script and the directory it is in and try again." just wondering how i could resolve this issue.

    thanks Adam
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016, 3:01 PM
    Hi Adam,

    Please make sure that the /local/vmchat folder has enough permission to execute it.
  • Picture of adam loonat
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 9:04 PM
    Hi Pinky,

    Thanks for your reply,

    I have got the plug in installed however having an issue that i cant seem to get my head around,

    the chat bar is available at the bottom of my screen on my account but any other account i use the chat bar isn't there, so basically its only me that can see the chat bar, any idea's


  • Picture of Tarek Raslan
    Wed, May 25, 2016, 9:00 PM
    I am getting error local_getkey (2014081300) missing when installing the plugin, Any recommendations ?
  • Picture of Tarek Raslan
    Wed, May 25, 2016, 9:20 PM
    First of all thanyou for the efforts.

    I figured it out and installed the API Key plugin, I have roshnilite theme and the chat is not appearing even after checking auto resolve jequery option, Any recommendations
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Thu, May 26, 2016, 1:23 PM
    Try to use Github version of VmChat ( . Vmchat have some issue with few themes. we will fix it in next update.
  • Picture of Tarek Raslan
    Fri, May 27, 2016, 2:04 AM
    Hi Pinky, I did what you requested but unfortunately still the footer is not appearing, Will be waiting for the fix and thanks for your support
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