Simple Ajax Chat Shortcode

Below, you’ll find a detailed guide on how to add the Simple Ajax Chat Shortcode to your WordPress website, including its parameters, examples, and PHP function code. Additionally, we’ll assist you with common issues that might cause the Simple Ajax Chat Plugin shortcode not to show or not to work correctly.

Before starting, here is an overview of the Simple Ajax Chat Plugin and the shortcodes it provides:

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Simple Ajax Chat – Add a Fast, Secure Chat Box

"Simple Ajax Chat is a WordPress plugin offering a fast and secure chat box. It enhances user interaction on your site, enabling real-time conversations with seamless Ajax integration."

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Included Shortcodes:
  • [sac_happens]

Simple Ajax Chat [sac_happens] Shortcode

The Simple Ajax Chat plugin shortcode ‘sac_happens’ initiates a chat session. The function ‘sac_happens’ starts output buffering, calls the ‘simple_ajax_chat’ function, stores the output in a variable, and then cleans the buffer. The stored output is then returned when the shortcode is used.

Shortcode: [sac_happens]

Examples and Usage

Basic example – A simple way to use the ‘sac_happens’ shortcode is to just add it into your post or page. This will display the Simple Ajax Chat form.

[sac_happens /]

Advanced examples

Though the ‘sac_happens’ shortcode does not support additional parameters or attributes, you can manipulate its behavior by adding PHP code directly to your theme’s functions.php file or through a custom plugin. Here are a few examples:

Change the default chat box message:

add_filter('sac_default_message', 'change_sac_default_message');
function change_sac_default_message() {
    return 'New default message';

Change the default chat box name:

add_filter('sac_default_name', 'change_sac_default_name');
function change_sac_default_name() {
    return 'New default name';

Please note that these are examples of how you can extend the functionality of the ‘sac_happens’ shortcode. The actual implementation may vary depending on your specific needs and setup.

PHP Function Code

In case you have difficulties debugging what causing issues with [sac_happens] shortcode, check below the related PHP functions code.

Shortcode line:


Shortcode PHP function:

                    function sac_happens() {
	$sac_happens = ob_get_contents();
	return $sac_happens;

Code file location:



Now that you’ve learned how to embed the Simple Ajax Chat Plugin shortcode, understood the parameters, and seen code examples, it’s easy to use and debug any issue that might cause it to ‘not work’. If you still have difficulties with it, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.


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