Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the license for the Shoutbox?
  2. Can I use Shoutbox Pro after my subscription expires?
  3. Can I use Shoutbox Pro on multiple websites?
  4. Can I use the Shoutbox on my Joomla 1.5 site?
  5. Is the subscription with automatic renewal?
  6. What are the requirements for the Shoutbox?
  7. How do I install the Shoutbox?

1. What is the license for Shoutbox?

Both the free and the pro version of the shoutbox are released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3. This license allows you to install the shoutbox on an unlimited number of websites. Moreover the Pro version of the Shoutbox will continue to function after the expiration of your subscription. The Shoutbox is an Open-Source extension.

2. Can I use Shoutbox Pro after my subscription expires?

Of course you can! But you will not be able to download new releases and submit support tickets.

3. Can I use Shoutbox Pro on multiple websites?

Yes. Shoutbox Pro is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3. This license allows you to install Shoutbox Pro on an unlimited number of websites.

4. Can I use the Shoutbox on my Joomla 1.5 site?

No, both the Free and Pro version of the Shoutbox only run on Joomla 2.5.5 or above.

5. Is the subscription with automatic renewal?

No, the subscription will not automatic renewal. It ends automatically when the membership duration expires. You can renew your subscription manually before expiration.

6. What are the requirements for the Shoutbox?

The requiremens for PHP and MySQL match those for Joomla itself.

  • Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 1.5 (Probably runs on Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 but this has not been tested.
  • PHP 5.2 or higher
  • MySQL v5.0 or higher

7. How do I install the Shoutbox?

You can install the Shoutbox like any other extension. If you can't find the module in the module manager, create a new module and select shoutbox. Select a position and publish it and you are ready to go. Note that if you use the Shoutbox Pro that you have to create a category for it first.

Support

If you have any questions please have a look at the old forum, located at: http://joomla.batjo.nl/forum/. If you can't find an answer please contact me by using the contact form.

In the coming weeks I'll move the old forum to this site. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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