Vanilla Forums Chat Component

Add CometChat to your Vanilla Forums site in minutes!

CometChat readily integrates with Vanilla Forums. You can embed CometChat in a site page or use the floating chat bar on every page of your website. Your users can initiate voice, video and text chat from anywhere, anytime. All features of CometChat including private chat, chatrooms, games, real-time translation and more will work effortlessly in your Vanilla Forums site. You can restrict CometChat to certain usergroups as per your choice. CometChat will synchronize with the Vanilla Forums inbox for a seamless experience across the site.

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Integration Time: A few seconds
Compatibility: All versions of Vanilla Forums (including latest & older versions)

Trusted by more than 30,000 customers in over 127 countries

Vanilla Forums Chat Component's Salient Features

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Automatic User Login

Your users are logged into CometChat, the moment they login to your site.

User Profiles

CometChat auto links user names and profiles. Users can just click on a particular user name and visit that profile easily.

Friends List Synchronization

CometChat automatically synchronizes with your site's friends system. All online users are displayed when there is no friends system in your site.

User Avatars

CometChat will automatically retrieve and show users' avatars.

Restrict to certain usergroups NEW

Easy hide/show CometChat to certain usergroups! So if you have a paid membership plan, it will be super simple for you to show CometChat only to your paid users!

Inbox Synchronization NEW

Chat messages are auto-magically synchronized with your Vanilla Forums inbox. So your users can chat from anywhere and will always be glued in to the conversation.

Hide CometChat Bar NEW

Now you can hide CometChat bar with just a click on your website.

And many more features follow...

No programming knowledge required

CometChat requires no programming or technical knowledge for installation, maintenance or upgradation. With simple steps and guiding video tutorials, CometChat is as easy as a child’s play.

Works on shared hosting

CometChat doesn’t add to your server woes. CometChat works smoothly even with shared hosting and hence reduces your server maintenance and costs.

Add video chat, screen-sharing and more

Packed with features, CometChat is not just your regular chat application. It contains all possible interactive real time features such as video chat, screen sharing, translation and so much more.

Seamless integration with your Vanilla Forums site

If you can run Vanilla Forums on your server, you can run CometChat. CometChat floats quietly on each and every page of your Vanilla Forums site or can be embedded into a single site page.

Available in 9 languages

CometChat offers ready front-end language packs in English, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. You can also translate CometChat into your language within minutes directly from CometChat Administration Panel.

Runs on just about everything

CometChat works on all modern browsers including Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 1.5+, Safari, Opera 9+ and Chrome. CometChat Mobile App is supported by iPhone, iPad and Android. CometChat Desktop Messenger runs on Windows and Mac.

Install within 5 minutes

CometChat Installation is child’s play. With the easy installation steps, handy support videos and documentation, installing CometChat on your Vanilla Forums site can be done and dusted in minutes. Installation is as easy as:

  • Extract '' file and copy it’s content into plugins folder of your root directory.
  • Log in to Vanilla Forums administration panel and select 'Dashboard' under settings.
  • Go to Addons -> Plugins, select 'CometChat' and enable it.
  • Click settings, upload '' file and install.
Vanilla Forums

Vanilla Forums

Vanilla is a light weight Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. Vanilla Forums are open-source, standards-compliant, customizable discussion forums.

  • Vanilla is a free, open-source, pluggable, themable, multi-lingual community-building product
  • Users can easily set up and maintain a full-featured discussion forum
  • Forum hosting is free with advertising, which can be removed for a fee
  • Commercial is also available

Thousands of customers rely on CometChat

Read some of the latest CometChat reviews...

Very great support, and new V6 is so cool ;). I highly recommend CometChat!

Jacky Tuning
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CometChat provides for our digital school community an incredibly easy to use platform for interaction between learners and teachers. Their support service is incredible as well!

Dr. Joseph Gallegos,

I can be impatient and "less than polite" at times but CometChat support people always respond in the utmost professional manner, and always fix whatever issues I bring to them. They are very accommodating and helpful. Great job CometChat!

Mike Reynolds

Excellent technical support, fast, secure and reliable chat! Easy installation, support for all popular engines and constant product updates! Regards, Oleg!


Hi! I'm a registered user in a site where CometChat is implanted as the basic chat room. It is very useful, I like to talk with my friends and news visitors over there. First time I got some problems but the administrators of the CometChat was very prompt, they solved my problems quickly. Thank you for that! And for the end I just want to say that it is a very good chat whit a very good support.

Gyergyai Zoltan

Great service, great product. Will recommend always. :)


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