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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
Moodle 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0

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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  • Picture of Stefan Roder
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 7:02 PM
    Hello! Nice plugin which works pretty well at a reasonable speed! But I still have the problem that the plugin announces itself as able to be updated but is already at the latest version.
    This is the update information:
    There is a new version 2015082500 available!
    Release 1.2.3 (Build: 2015082500)
    This is the information about the installed version:
    2014111301 1.2.3 (Build: 2015082500)
    Best regards,
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Mon, Sep 14, 2015, 4:49 PM
    Hello Stefan,
    Problem has been fixed in latest version.
  • 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
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