This guide will help you through the installation process and get CometChat running on your site. Installation is very straight forward, only taking about 5 minutes from uploading the files to viewing the CometChat bar on your site.
Before you begin, you will need an FTP client, if you do not have one, some popular solutions include FileZilla (free) or CuteFTP (trial). You do not need programming knowledge to install CometChat, but a working knowledge of FTP functions is a plus.
This guide assumes that you have successfully downloaded the latest release of CometChat and have the zip file unzipped and ready to go. If not, you can download the package from the Members Area.
The instructions will term the zip file you downloaded as cometchat.zip.
At this point, you should have the zip archive cometchat.zip and find a single folder-
If you don’t know already, find out the folder in which Composr CMS is installed.If you access your Composr CMS site via ‘http://www.domain.com’, then look for the webroot directory.
webroot directory is usually
www, but this varies from server to server so if you’re unsure, contact your hosting provider.
Using your FTP client, copy the
/cometchat folder inside your Composr CMS folder. e.g. http://www.domain.com/cometchat
You should now run the installer file through your web browser by entering the URL into your browser’s address bar (if you have followed our example, type in http://www.domain.com/cometchat/install.php, naturally substituting
domain.com for your web address).
If the installation was completed successfully, then two code snippets will be displayed on your screen. The first code is for docked themes like Glass, Hangout, Facebook etc. and the second is for embedded theme i.e. Synergy. Please copy the appropriate lines of code depending on whether you wish to use docked themes or embedded theme.
Also the page may display a list of files and folders which may require additional permissions. Please CHMOD those files/folders to 777.
Now edit your template header. Insert the copied code into the Chameleon _header.html file immediately after the
This file is generally present at /_frameworks/main/<your_theme>/_header.html
Where <your_theme> is your active theme e.g. default active theme for Chameleon is