Plugin Review – Wise Chat
Plugin Review – Wise Chat
Version Tested: V 2.5
Wise chat is a simple chat plugin that installs a chat page on your WordPress site allowing site users both registered and non-registered to interact together via a basic chat application.
Installation is very straightforward, install and activate the plugin and then place the Wise Chat shortcode on the site page where you would like the chat to appear.
There are a wide range of chat settings available via Dashboard>>Settings>>Wise Chat Settings. Here you can change numerous defaults settings relating to allowing anonymous access, Chat opening hours, Message length, the emoticons that are enabled, The colour scheme used, size of the message area, Moderation options, chat channels, banned words filters etc. Altogether the settings provide a comprehensive range of options for you to configure the Wise Chat plugin to your satisfaction.
Using Wise Chat is pretty simple and straightforward, in fact Wise Chat is ideal for sites that want to create a simple chatroom for their members that includes advanced options such as moderation.
There is also a Pro version of Wise Chat that allows for the creation of BuddyPress group chat room and the ability for members to private chat to each other.
I found that in practical use there were problems with formatting of this chat for different themes, it works great in the 2015 theme but in other themes I tested there were serious layout issues that would need to be fixed via the site CSS, so this may not be “Plug and Play” for some users. Also since Wise Chat uses your own server to pass the messages about, I suggest that it will not scale well for larger numbers of users or a heavily used site. With that in mind I give this plugin 8 out of 10 in that it is a simple, free chat plugin that supports unlimited users, it’s simple to install and does exactly what it says it will.
My Star Rating
Other Peoples Reviews
good plugin but I'm missing something important
It’s a good plugin but I’m missing something important. An option to only allow pictures and files in group chats.
I hope it comes!
December 1, 2022
This is an amazing plugin, simple and easy to use. Support is on its highest, thanks to Marcin for all the support.
November 15, 2022
Chat became significantly worse this summer
Something has been done to the chat this summer and it became much worse. It simply stopped working. It seemed to be a really great product. I was going to buy the Pro version but now I have to delete it completely.
August 16, 2022
Amazing Plugin, easy to set up and run.
Both Front and Back ends are beautifully designed.
April 14, 2022
Very good support
Very good support even with free version
April 4, 2022
Not adapt for professional use
The plugin is not adapt for professional use. [...]It does not show any kind of visible warning when you receive a message on mobile, group chat does not work properly and there is no professional assistance. It's very difficult to receive an answer.
It can be good if you don't want to use it in a pro community that means that it has absolutely to work but for fun.
I have asked a refund. Read more »
March 1, 2022
Tutrix (Art of Pic)
Great Chat Plugin
Thanks for this great chat plugin and the awesome support that helped me to integrate the chat in wpForo.
February 18, 2022
Amazing plugin. You can have so much features with the free version.
February 15, 2022
Great Plugin, awesome support
easy to manage, works perfect
February 14, 2022
Awesome Wordpress Chat Box Plugin!
Wise Chat Pro is an awesome plugin! [...]I finished setting up my Chat Box the other day, and it works great!
With the Pro version I was able to use my own emoticons!
I was also able to put my Chat Box at the top of every page using a widget!
And, I have 8 Channels (Chat Rooms) in my Chat Box!
I love Wise Chat Pro! Read more »
December 15, 2021
I've been setting up and managing BuddyPress social networks for a few years. I moved from Ning and other platforms and have come to BuddyPress looking to make sites with similar features to them.
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Warning!!! Never buy the wise-chat pro version!!! The basic free version works ok but a lot of bugs, and the support forums on wordpress.org is ok. Most the support only for the free on wordpress.org, they give ONLY the basic free version support to trick you to buy the pro. But once you buy the wise-chat pro,, you get a lot more bugs, no support, the pro support do not have its own forums whatsoever like on wordpress.org. is private email thru their website. you never get to see what others who post for help.. is just like private email, like regular emails you sent to your friends. If you lucky, you might get one supported answer after weeks, that also the answers is asking you back with attitude. They don’t have refund, once you bought it, the words is OH WELL……… The pro doesn’t work exactly like the free version, most the functions is not working correctly, a mean, the settings are there and you can do the settings, but it doesn’t work for most of it. Hell,, the basic is better than the pay version, you just don’t get all the functions. and not neither buddypress compatible as it say. It also 6 months support for 35.00 and one year support for 47.00. Well, lucky I bought the 6 months only, buy unlucky for buying it in all aspects, no support, bad coding, many bugs…. Take my words for it!!!!! It will be your lost if you don’t… GOOD LUCK GUYS IF YOU GOING TO BUY THIS….SCAMMER CHAT PLUGIN.