9 Crazy jQuery Chat and Chat Box Plugins

Sam Deering

Who would like to have a chat box integrated in their website like we see on Facebook and Gmail? If you own a website and you are in need of this type of feature then you are in the right place ;) In this post, we have collected 9 jQuery Chat and Chat Box Plugins you will find useful, powerful, ready and easy-to-use jQuery powered chat! Enjoy.

1. jQuery UI Chatbox Plugin

It is a pure UI plugin so you can easily plug it into whatever communication protocol of your choice, some may find this useful.
jQuery UI Chatbox

2. ArrowChat

A jQuery live chat software that uses PHP and mySQL. It is placed at the bottom of your website similar to Facebook Chat.

3. jQuery – FancyBox Styled Chat Window

I have put together a sample of the WhosOn chat window inside and iFrame element that works using the FancyBox 1.3.4 code. Here are the samples of code I used via jQuery.
jQuery - FancyBox Styled Chat

4. Very simple Jquery chat box – Full tutorial

Learn a very jQuery chat box in this video tutorial.
Very simple Jquery chat box
Source + Demo

5. How to Create A Simple Web-based Chat Application

In this tutorial we will be creating a simple web-based chat application with PHP and jQuery. This sort of utility would be perfect for a live support system for your website.
Web-based Chat Application
Source + Demo

6. Building a jQuery/PHP Powered Chat Room

Build a little chat program that is really easy to get up and running on any server running PHP.
jQuery/PHP Powered Chat Room
Source + Demo

7. Ajax Chat Plugin (using jQuery)

This is an update to my old Ajax Chat Plugin. This version using jQuery and works with CakePHP RC3.
Ajax Chat Plugin

8. SharePoint Chat

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.
SharePoint Chat
Source + Demo

9. Candy

A jQuery multi user chat client that features multiple rooms, private chat, new message notifications and tools for moderation & to control spam.