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BlaB! AX

Free

Completely free AJAX/PHP group chat. Frontend / Admin CP are with responsive design, HTML5 and CSS3 compliant. Supports any browser including mobile browsers and MSIE11.

How to install - Cpanel hosting

FTP install? Help with MySQL? See the documentation. Hosting panel with Softaculous? Look for BlaB! AX in the Softaculous app library and install using their automated installation.

Features

  • Supports all desktop & mobile browsers including ancient ones such as Internet Explorer 11.
  • PHP5/PHP7/PHP8 compatible: no PHP errors, warnings or notices.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compliant.
  • Native code only - no frameworks or external libraries.
  • Excellent responsiveness even on old low-end smartphones and tablets.
  • HiRes/Retina displays ready - no raster images used.
  • 100% resizable layout - run it fullscreen or in iframes as small as 360x360px.
  • Registration system allowing 'guest' users.
  • Innovative method to reset forgotten passwords without sending emails.
  • Predefined mottos, users can put their own one-line motto instead.
  • A set of avatars to pick from or upload an image/photo.
  • Online status: Online, Away, Occupied, Unavailable, DND
  • Rooms - separate chat spaces. Every chatter is connected to all the rooms and receives any message posted in any room with a visual notification and a different sound notification for messages posted in background rooms.
  • Private one-2-one chats inside the main chat window.
  • Admin can kick and ban users and IP addresses.
  • Material icons, EmojiOne emoticons, native emojis & stickers.
  • Colorful predefined themes; option to create your own in seconds.
  • Prebuilt PWA App that works on desktop and mobile.
  • Ignore option - chatters can choose to hide messages from other chatters.
  • Stealth users - invisible in chat; do not appear in logs
  • Sound notifications on (1) new messages, (2) enter/leave/changeStatus, (3) messages in background, (4) PM.
  • Language & timezone settings per user.
  • Splash page - a front page with a chat widget (who is online, statistics etc) and links to login/register pages.
  • UTF-8 multilanguage support incl. usernames with non-Latin letters.
  • Frontend translated in 🇨🇿 Čeština, 🇩🇰 Dansk, 🇩🇪 Deutsch, 🇬🇷 Ελληνικά, 🇬🇧 English, 🇪🇸 Español, 🇫🇷 Français, 🇮🇩 bahasa Indonesia, 🇮🇹 Italiano, 🇭🇺 Magyar, 🇳🇱 Nederlands, 🇵🇱 Polski, 🇧🇷 Português-BR, 🇷🇴 Română, 🇷🇺 Русский, 🇦🇱 Shqip, 🇸🇪 Svenska, 🇹🇷 Türkçe.
  • Widgets - display information such as users online, latest visitors, top10 chatters on external pages.
  • Mobile friendly Admin CP: settings, logs, user management, themes.
Chat keyboard shortcuts / touchscreen gestures
  • ESC-centric - the ESC key closes any element that is on top and opens the main panel in chat and in Admin CP.
  • On mobile, a swipe from the left edge opens the main panel in chat and the menu in Admin CP.
  • Users can scroll with arrow keys, mouse wheel and by dragging.
  • A double click swaps between select mode and drag to scroll mode.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+1 CTRL+SHIFT+2 ... CTRL+SHIFT+9 switches to rooms 1-9.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+L/R arrows cycles between rooms.
Chat Admin Panel - style, rooms ,settings, stats

Preview / Documentation

Downloads


  • Download emoticon packs - Unzip and replace emocodes.php and emoticons.css in the main chat folder. To avoid loading a cached CSS file uncache from Admin CP » Settings.
Chat emoticons based on EmojiOne Chat emoticons based on NotoEmoji

Download default stickers set Download German stickers set Download ghost stickers set Download old default set

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Page updated: 2021-10-14