One week from the official integration kit for Joomla! 1.6 release we’re pushing the first official update that includes some awesome new features and a few bug fixes.

There’s a whole new revamped Who’s Online Module, new permissions for user groups and full control over how AVChat opens (in a pop up or embedded).

New, revamped Who’s Chatting Module for Joomla! 1.6:

  • Quick info about rooms and users
  • Detailed user info: indicators that users have their cam and mic turned on and indicator if a user’s stream is private
  • Detailed room info: We added a  rooms list in the module and next to each room you will find how many users are logged into that room. But , the coolest feature is that clicking a room takes you directly into it. Private rooms have indicators and they can be clicked only by admins or moderators.

Here’s how it looks now:


Impressive isn’t it? 🙂

New features for the AVChat Component for Joomla! 1.6 :

  • Controll weather AVChat will open in a pop up or embedded in a page on your web site:
  • Control over the Upgrade button in AVChat directly from the Joomla! admin area (you can specify an upgrade link)
  • Control in what rooms users will be dropped directly from the Joomla! admin area (by specifying the room id)
  • 2 new permissions for each User Group:
    • Allow users to browse the rooms list (if denied, users will not be able to click rooms in Who’s chatting module also)
    • Allow admins/moderators to login as hidden.

New features for the AVChat Component for Joomla! 1.5 :

  • auto detect if the AVChat client files have been installed properly and show proper error (instead of a huge black empty box).

Bug fixes:

  • JomSocial gender detection dropped for the moment because the gender is stored in various string formats across websites and might cause conflicts with your websites.
  • Fixed online users list height (usefull for websites with a large number of logged in chat users)
  • Fixed profile image paths

Pricing and purchase:

If you currently own a license for AVChat 3 and the  Joomla! 1.0 , 1.5 and 1.6 integration kits, you will automatically have access to the new Joomla! 1.6 integration kit update (just download the Joomla! archive again from your client/trial area).

If you are planning to purchase it, the price will be the same as for all other integrations: $49 and it will come together with the Joomla 1.0 and 1.5 integration kits.

Give us feedback:

We love feedback so if you want a feature that is not included yet in the component/modules, you can suggest it in the Joomla! 1.6 forum topic or email it to

Update packages will keep on coming ;).

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