ChopItUp Live Chat with Firebase

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ChopItUp Live Chat with Firebase

is a premium widget that
enables fast, stable and intuitive live chat for WordPress posts
using the powerful Firebase service.

Live chat can be installed VERY EASILY on your site via any new
or old Firebase backend. It serves as a way to enable open-ended
and free flowing communication in order to create communities
around a post, a site or blog. Not only is it easy to setup and
easy to use, it taps into the way people already use real-time
communication as a way of creating online communities around ideas
and interests. We guarantee great support to help with installation
or operational issues.

Simply install the plugin and drag the widget to your desired
position; then viola! – you now have live chat.


ChopItUp Live
Chat with Firebase only works for WordPress 4.1 and later versions.


  • Very intuitive, fast and stable chat built on modern mainstream
  • Desktop and mobile enabled
  • Live-chat for posts – tabs for users and
    chats are used to navigate a very easy to use widget
  • Public and private chat features
  • Typing indicator available
  • The widget can be positioned on the sidebar or at the bottom
    (footer) like a traditional chat box
  • User search available
  • Can work fine with a free Firebase account
  • Automatic anonymity unless user signs in on site
  • Online/Offline indicator for users
  • User search available
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.1 and later
  • Very clean and well documented code


Although the
plugin works well on both positions (in the sidebar and at the
bottom of a page as a traditional chat box), there have been
situations where:

a) A theme’s sidebar is thin and the widget
is not very aesthetically pleasing.

b) When positioned at the bottom, the chat
box’s colors may be off.

This situation, where one positioning option is better than
another, is a rarity – generally, the plugin
works well in both positions.

How it works

plugin links your Firebase application to your WordPress backend.
Once the linking has been done (installation, positioning and
inserting configuration data), the widget will appear in posts.
Chat (public and private) messages are linked to the current
post’s ID – and the
conversations can then center around that post and
it’s ideas.

Intuitive installation and functionality

Installation of the
plugin is a straightforward affair: activate the
“ChopItUp Live Chat with Firebaseâ€
plugin and then go to “ChopItUp Live Chat
Settingsâ€. Enter your Firebase
application’s settings. That is it, you are done
with installation and you and your users/visitors can starting on

What tech do we

The plugin itself is very light because the heavy lifting
is done by the Firebase backend. The plugin uses a combination of
jQuery and traditional javascript to navigate through the tabs
– tabs that enable private and public chat.
Javascript-enabled input is sanitized to avoid cross-site attacks
and malicious injections. A free Firebase account comes with a
maximum of 100 concurrent connections – to get
more capacity, one would have to go premium. This plugin uses
Firebase, DOMPurify and the WordPress API in conjunction with our
custom PHP and Javascript. This plugin is VERY light.

The thinking behind ChopItUp Live Chat with Firebase

Chat has
been a staple of web-based communication since the rise of usage of
the internet by the general public in the early 1990s
– earlier implementations were naturally a lot
cruder, most centering around applets or getting the browser to
recognize a new mime type in order to support an external
implementation of chat. Browsers nowadays come with incredible
capabilities and support out the box and as such, some of the most
advanced, light and stable implementations of chat can be done
fairly quickly and easily.

The rise of cloud services has also lightened the load so that
developers can work on creative aspects of products and leave the
basic functionality to cloud services. The fact that heavy duty
logic happens on the the cloud means that small sites
don’t have to deal with the heavy duty stuff
dedicated to the cloud.

Javascript has become a mature language that is capable of
doing things that had long been ascribed to other compiled
programming languages – this maturity has given
leeway to create better products.

WordPress is now running on 30% of all websites
– in a way, it has become a kind of web
operating system. This means that it has become unavoidable and
thinking about creating new products and dedicated implementations
of existing products for WordPress is imperative.

The combination of better browsers, cloud, mature Javascript
and a web dominated by a very powerful WordPress was fertile soil
to create ChopItUp Live Chat with Firebase – a
product that we believe is not only extremely utilitarian but
timely as well.


This plugin
is designed to work with Firebase – without it,
it cannot function.

Price: 0.00 USD
Preview: Theme Preview
Download: chopitup-live-chat-with-firebase.zip

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