Minnit Chat is an easy-to-use group chat service. You can appoint moderators/managers to watch over your chat, customize the look and feel of your chat, and increase engagement by having your users be able to talk to one another in real time. New in 2022: You’re now able to directly integrate the chat to your site’s existing account setup! Single Sign-On support is available for chatrooms on all of our paid tiers.
The chat is powered by Minnit’s cloud platform, which serves hundreds of thousands of users. As such, this plugin will work smoothly regardless of your site’s infrastructure.
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This plugin provides 1 block.
- Minnit Chat
Once this plugin is installed, you will be able to add a Minnit Chat to any post or page using the editor. Simply create a new block, scroll down to “Embeds”, and then select “Minnit Chat”. Enter your chat name, and you’re all set!
Want a site-wide icon? No problem. Simply go to the Settings section of your WordPress admin panel, and then select Minnit Chat. Once you enter a chat name and customize the color/position, the icon will appear on every page on your site, so your users can instantly start chatting.
How many users can join my chat?
Up to 20 users can connect at once on the Free tier. If you expect more users, you can consider subscribing to a monthly or annual subscription.
Can I change the background or colors?
Yes. These options and more are available via “Chat Settings” from within your chatroom itself. Upload a background image, change the color scheme, set up light or dark mode, and more.
Can I ban users from the chat, or remove messages?
Yes. Clicking a user will allow you to ban them. You can also tap and hold a message, or click the three dots next to it, to delete an individual message.
Can I appoint moderators?
Yes. Moderators can ban users and remove messages, but you retain full control and are able to add or remove moderators as desired.
Does this increase my server costs or bandwidth?
No. The chat and content within are hosted on our servers; messages are not stored on your server, and connections are not established with your server.
Can users use their existing accounts to chat?
Yes. Set up Single Sign-On within the plugin settings to get started. Once configured, users will be able to chat right away using their same name and photo (if present) from your WordPress site.
Contributors & Developers
“Group chat for WordPress – Minnit Chat” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Ensures Custom Domains work properly during the setup process.
If the default WordPress navigational bar is disabled, the chat previously had issues grabbing the latest photo. This has now been resolved.
Chats are centered when placed within posts.
Better method for grabbing profile photos for logged-in users
SSO Tokens (if enabled) will last longer before expiring
NEW: You can now configure the size of the chat when using the Gutenberg Editor’s Minnit Chat block.
If an owner directly enters an iframe embed code for Minnit Chat on a page or post, the plugin will now automatically correct this and display the chatroom with proper SSO functionality.
If an owner accidentally inputs an embed script in the “Chat URL” section, the plugin will now automatically correct this and display the correct chatroom for them.
Minnit Chat will now support a wider range of profile photos, including ones from third-party plugins like BuddyPress. If you want more compatibility with profile photos, feel free to contact @Minnit on Twitter — we’re always happy to make our plugin even better!
Single Sign-In tokens will now last up to 12 hours, rather than up to 1 hour. This will help if users leave the page up for an extended period of time before connecting to the chat.
The plugin will now utilize LocalStorage to store user’s credentials. See our latest blog post for details: https://blog.minnit.chat/improved-embed-experience-for-organizations/
Updates the floating icon’s design for a more modern look.
Allows owners who use “Synchronize SSO Settings” to more easily get their Organization URL.
Further enhancements to SSO error reporting.
Better error reporting.
Makes it easier to synchronize your chat URL with your plugin.
Changes the JS variable name of “options” to “minnitChatOptions” to prevent conflicts.
Allows WordPress owners to easily access our site by clicking the Author name on plugins page.
Improves the backend configuration, and provides built-in tutorials on how to set the chat up without the default Gutenberg editor.
Supports Minnit’s upcoming Custom Domains functionality.
Prevent some themes, such as Twenty-Twenty, from setting the iframe width to 0 when the page is resized.
Support for customized, zero-click SSO. See https://docs.minnit.chat/SSO for details
Further prevents caching of SSO-related endpoints. This update is recommended for everyone running 3.0.0 or newer who has any type of caching solution. Thank you!
Prevents caching of SSO-related endpoints. This update is recommended for everyone running 3.0.0 or newer who has any type of caching solution. Thank you!
Allow customization of the “Close Chat” text.
Support for Minnit Organizations, including Single Sign-On support.
Enhancements to profile photo
Minnit can now integreate your user’s profile photos / avatars in the chat. Your chat must be on Basic plan or higher to use this feature. See https://blog.minnit.chat/minnit-2021-update/ for details. Happy chatting!
Overhaul of the PHP code for maximum efficiency.
New: Add Minnit Chat via a Gutenberg block when editing a post or page! This allows you to put the chatroom only on specific pages/posts.
- Updated the description and FAQ.
- Ensured compatibility with WordPress 5.0. Happy chatting!
- Minor changes to menu text.
Minnit Chat now works closer with your WordPress setup to deliver a better experience. You can configure your chat to only display to users with a WordPress account, users who’ve subscribed to your blog, or your Contributors/Editors/Admins! The choice is yours.
Also, new users who are logged in automatically get a nickname that matches their WordPress name. This makes it easier for you to identify your visitors, and prevents them from having to type a nickname when they join your chat.
- Bug fixes.
- Initial release.