Installing CometChat as an SkaDate plugin

Step 1

You will find two zip files inside the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST’ folder. Unzip the ‘’ file and merge the extracted ‘ow_plugins’ folder with the existing ‘ow_plugins’ directory of your site.

Step 2

Log in to SkaDate administration panel, go to ‘PLUGINS > Available Plugins’.

Step 3

Find ‘CometChat’ under the list of ‘AVAILABLE PLUGINS > Plugins to Install’ and click INSTALL.


Step 4

Go to ‘PLUGINS > Installed Plugins’. Find and select ‘CometChat’ under ‘INSTALLED PLUGINS > Active Plugins’ and click SETTINGS.


Step 5

Select the ‘’ file provided in the package and click UPLOAD.


Note: If you face problem while uploading ‘’ file, please unzip the ‘’ that has been provided in the package. Place the ‘cometchat’ folder in the skadate root directory and execute ‘cometchat/install.php’ from “http://<path_to_skadate>/cometchat/install.php”. Also, CHMOD the following folder to 777 (recursively):

Step 6

Once the CometChat is installed successfully on your site, the CometChat Administration Panel will be displayed.


Additional Settings:

User Group:
You can hide CometChat for specific groups by simply entering the user group’s ID in the ‘Hide CometChat from’ field and click SAVE SETTINGS.


Hide CometChat:
You can hide CometChat bar from your site by entering ‘all’ in the ‘Hide CometChat from’ field and click SAVE SETTINGS.


Inbox Synchronization:
Check “Yes” to enable Inbox Synchronization and click SAVE SETTINGS.


Note: The inbox synchronization will work only if SkaDate’s mailbox plugin is installed and activated. Also, ensure that message mode of that plugin is set to ‘Chats’ or ‘Mails + Chat’.

Activate / Deactivate CometChat:
To activate / deactivate CometChat on your site, go to ‘PLUGINS > Installed Plugins’. Find ‘CometChat’ under ‘INSTALLED PLUGINS > Active Plugins / Inactive Plugins’ and click DEACTIVATE / ACTIVATE respectively.


Step 1: Configuration

Add the following code to your site template and update the variables to output the logged in user’s information.

var chat_name = 'LOGGEDIN_USERS_NAME';
var chat_avatar = 'LOGGEDIN_PROFILE_IMAGE';
var chat_role = 'USER_ROLE';

Step 2: Add CometChat

How to add Docked Layout Or Embedded Layout?

Select a layout of your choice and click on “Add To Site” button to proceed.

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