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<big>'''Mibbit Documentation'''</big>
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== About Mibbit ==
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Mibbit is an online chat client that supports a variety of [[Platforms]] including all popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It does this without any special browser plugins; a Javascript-enabled browser/device is all that is required. The Mibbit Widget Manager is used by many webmasters to provide a real time chat window embedded onto their websites.
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:* [[Features]]
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:* [[Reviews]]
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:* [[Websites Using Mibbit]]
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:* [[Logo graphics]]
  
First of all, check out the [[FAQ]]
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=== Why use Mibbit? ===
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* '''Security''' - Unlike Java chat applets which require not only a download of a file to your machine, but also requires 'trusted' access to your machine, Mibbit provides enhanced security and utilises the web browser's built-in security features over which you have full control.
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* '''Ease''' - Now you can access chat rooms without the need to install a desktop client on every machine you use.
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* '''Portability''' - You can use Mibbit from your laptop, desktop or phone.
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* '''Extra features''' - Some features of Mibbit are now easily implemented in desktop clients, such as image thumb nails, typing notification, recent chat history and much more.
  
Mibbit is an online chat client, primarily supporting IRC. IRC is a long established protocol for online chat and messaging, with millions of users. Mibbit supports a variety of [[Platforms]] including the main PC browsers, and the iPhone.
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== Using Mibbit ==
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=== Using the <span class="plainlinks">[http://Chat.Mibbit.com Mibbit (main) client]</span> ===
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==== Make your own place to chat ====
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If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.net . Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides [[Create Your Own Nickname]] or [[Create Your Own Channel]].
  
To get up and running with Mibbit as soon as you can, try the [[QuickStartGuide]]. If you'd like to customize the client to your own liking, you can set your own [[Preferences]].
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==== Set it up just how you like it ====
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* [[:Category:Preferences|Preferences]]
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* [[Alias]] - You can setup aliases for your frequently used commands.
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* [[Filters]] - You can use filters to replace text you send and/or receive.
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* [[Autoconnect]] - Get Mibbit to automatically connect to your favorite servers and channels.
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* [[Special:Allpages|Index]]
  
Mibbit has several [[FeatureList|features]] found in desktop clients, as well as some unique features such as typing notify, away status, scroll back on channel join, and extended whois information.
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=== Using the Mibbit IRC [[Widget|Widget]] on your website ===
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If you have/create your own irc channel you can also use a [[Widget]] to embed a chatroom on your own website, allowing your visitors to easily interact, and stay on your site longer. It adds a lot to any community to be able to chat with each other. People get to know each other, and come back to your site more often. To learn more about the Mibbit widget, [[Widget|click here]].
  
You may connect to any IRC server you wish with Mibbit, but you should be aware that all Mibbit IRC connections come from the same IP address. Most IRC servers have a limit for the number of simultaneous connections per IP. We have negotiated increases in these limits with many [[ServerList|servers]], on which you should always be able to connect without issues.
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You can also link to Mibbit, and have some information [[pre-filled]] into the connect form. You may pass server,channel, nick over in the URL. These must be URL encoded.
We also support the WEBIRC protocol with some servers which allows us to forward users hostnames on directly to the IRC server. This is desirable, as then glines, cloaks, bans all work as with a standard desktop client.
 
  
Mibbit is still under development, so if you do experience a bug, please [[BugList|report it]].
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==== Mibbit [[Modules|Modules]] for existing software ====
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There are also several [[Modules]] for existing software. So if you're already using a wiki/forum for your website, there may be a handy Mibbit plugin for it already.
  
If there are any features you'd like to see implemented, please feel free to add them to the [[WishList]].
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==== [[Skins]] ====
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If you don't like the default settings, there are some ready made [[Skins]] you can use. Alternatively you can create your own.
  
The [http://mibbit.blogspot.com/ Mibbit Blog] is updated regularly whenever new features are added or bugs are resolved.
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=== [[ServerList|IRC Servers]] ===
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All of the connections to IRC servers come from the same IP address. However, Mibbit is not, and will never be an anonymizer. Mibbit has a couple of methods it uses to notify the IRC servers of the visitors real IP address, so that the user can still be identified, and banned if needed.
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Most IRC servers have a 'session limit' which may mean that you cannot connect from mibbit. If you are unable to connect somewhere, please email us, and we will request a limit increase from them.
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All of the [[ServerList|IRC servers listed]] in the drop down are servers we have agreements with already.
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If you manage an IRC network, or your own server, please check out [[Enable_Mibbit_on_Your_IRC_Server|how to enable your own IRC server]].
  
[[Widget]]
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== Sponsors ==
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Mibbit is sponsored by:
  
[[Feedback]]
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[[File:Dcm-logo-mibbit.jpg|link=https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/]]
 
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[[File:Loadview-logo-mibbit.jpg|link=https://www.loadview-testing.com/load-testing/]]
== Participation ==
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[[File:whb-wp-mibbit.jpg|link=https://webhostingbuddy.com/best-wordpress-hosting/]]
 
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[[File:sgthq-logo-mibbit.jpg|link=https://www.securityguardtraininghq.com/]]
Community participation is crucial to the development of Mibbit. If you're interested in helping out around Mibbit then go ahead, this WIKI strives off user-input, so if you're the creative writing or documentation writer type of person then [http://wiki.mibbit.com/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&type=signup Register an Account] and get WIKI'ing! There are numerous other ways that you can participate in the project, some suggestions are being in the IRC help channel and providing support to users joining. Alternatively, you could submit improvements, features and future ideas for Mibbit to the [[WishList]].
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[[File:dc-logo-mibbit.jpg|link=https://www.drivencoffee.com/wholesale/]]
 
 
== Useful resources ==
 
 
 
[http://www.irchelp.org IRC Help] - An excellent resource for all things IRC
 
 
 
[http://www.ircnews.co.uk IRC News] - A daily updated source of IRC news
 
 
 
[http://www.searchirc.org Search IRC] - A list of IRC servers and channels
 
 
 
== Link to Mibbit ==
 
 
 
You can link to Mibbit, and have parameters filled in ready for the user to click connect.
 
* server=
 
* channel=
 
* nick=
 
* pass=
 
Example: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.freenode.net&nick=&channel=%23mibbit
 
 
 
Please note the values need to be urlencoded eg # needs to be %23
 
 
 
How to open Mibbit in a [[popup]] or [[iframe]] through a link on your web site (or in a local .htm file).
 
 
 
== Blog ==
 
 
 
View the Mibbit Development Blog [http://mibbit.blogspot.com/ here].
 
 
 
== Popular IRC clients ==
 
 
 
We thought we would give you a head start if you're new to IRC and wish to use a IRC client.
 
Below is a list of the most popular IRC clients for different platforms.
 
 
 
Once setup on your IRC client why not [[CreateYourOwnNickName]] or [[CreateYourOwnChannel]]?
 
 
 
=== Windows Freeware Clients ===
 
#[http://hydrairc.com/ HydraIRC] (Beta Client)
 
#[http://www.trillian.cc/ Trillian] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (Basic Version is Freeware)
 
#[http://www.pidgin.im/ Pidgin] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (also available for Linux/*BSD/MacOS X/Windows/[http://qpe-gaim.sourceforge.net/ QTopia]). Formerly known as Gaim
 
#[http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/ AYTTM (Are You Talking To Me)] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (also available for Linux/*BSD/Windows(NT/2000/XP))
 
#[http://www.savirc.com/ savIRC] (also available for *NIX/Windows)
 
#[http://xchat-win32.berlios.de/ 404's free X-Chat build] (Unofficial build. Development has been discontinued unfortunately.. To get an up to date build, visit [http://silenceisdefeat.org/~b0at/xchat/win32/ b0at's X-Chat for Windows Builds page])
 
#[http://irssi.org/ irssi] (OpenSource) (Windows only through CygWin. Also available for Linux, *BSD, MacOSX)
 
#[http://www.vortecirc.com/ Vortec IRC] (Beta Client)
 
#[http://www.pjirc.com/ PJIRC] (Java Applet Client)
 
 
 
=== Windows ShareWare/PayWare Clients ===
 
#[http://www.mirc.co.uk mIRC] (Windows) (Shareware)
 
#[http://www.trillian.cc/ Trillian] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (Pro Version is Payware)
 
#[http://xchat.org/windows/ X-Chat Official Build] The official build has become Payware as of August 23, 2004. For freeware builds (of which some are equally good or better), see above.
 
 
 
=== Linux-Unix Clients ===
 
#[http://www.bitchx.org/ BitchX] (Freeware Command Line IRC Client for *NIX)
 
#[http://www.pjirc.com/ PJIRC] (Java Applet Client)
 
#[http://www.pidgin.im/ Pidgin] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (also available for Linux/*BSD/MacOS X/Windows/[http://qpe-gaim.sourceforge.net/ QTopia]). Formerly known as Gaim
 
#[http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/ AYTTM (Are You Talking To Me)] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (also available for Linux/*BSD/Windows(NT/2000/XP))
 
#[http://www.xchat.org/ XChat]
 
 
 
=== Mac OSX Clients ===
 
#[http://www.pidgin.im/ Pidgin] Multi-protocol Instant Messaging Client (also available for Linux/*BSD/MacOS X/Windows/[http://qpe-gaim.sourceforge.net/ QTopia]). Formerly known as Gaim
 
#[http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/ X-Chat Aqua] Freeware X-Chat build for Mac OSX
 
#[http://colloquy.info/ Colloguy] Graphical IRC and [http://silcnet.org/ SILC] client
 
 
 
=== Mobile Devices Clients ===
 
===== Java =====
 
#[http://wirelessirc.sourceforge.net/ WLIrc 1.x] WireLess IRC client 1.x branch
 
#[http://thesverre.servebeer.com/ WLIrc 2.x] WireLess IRC client 2.x branch ''(requires MIDP 2.0!)''
 
#[http://jmirc.sourceforge.net/ jmIrc] Rewrite of WLIrc.
 
#[http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/virca/ Virca] :> (not under active development; last update 2004)
 
===== Windows Mobile =====
 
#[http://www.zsirc.com zsIRC] '''Free'''-ware IRC Client. Highly recommendable! Logging, supports multi-windowtabs, wide command range, identd (limited). Automatic On-connect and On-Join commands. '''''SmartPhone + PocketPC!!'''''
 
#[http://wmirc.com/ wmIRC 2.x] Pay-ware IRC Client. Highly recommendable! Logs, supports multi-windowtabs, wide command range, colours and SSL + identd (limited). '''''SmartPhone + PocketPC!!'''''
 
#[http://kny.iki.fi/smartirc/ SmartIRC.Net] a '''(Free!)''' dotNet client for Windows Mobile. Good compatibility, stable, single window, startup commands supported. '''''SmartPhone + PocketPC!!'''''
 
#[http://pocketirc.com/ PocketIRC] A (payware) '''''PocketPC Only!!!''''' Client
 
#[http://www.sspocketchat.com/ PocketChat] A '''(Free!)''' '''''PocketPC Only!!!''''' Client
 

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About Mibbit

Mibbit is an online chat client that supports a variety of Platforms including all popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. It does this without any special browser plugins; a Javascript-enabled browser/device is all that is required. The Mibbit Widget Manager is used by many webmasters to provide a real time chat window embedded onto their websites.

Why use Mibbit?

  • Security - Unlike Java chat applets which require not only a download of a file to your machine, but also requires 'trusted' access to your machine, Mibbit provides enhanced security and utilises the web browser's built-in security features over which you have full control.
  • Ease - Now you can access chat rooms without the need to install a desktop client on every machine you use.
  • Portability - You can use Mibbit from your laptop, desktop or phone.
  • Extra features - Some features of Mibbit are now easily implemented in desktop clients, such as image thumb nails, typing notification, recent chat history and much more.

Using Mibbit

Using the Mibbit (main) client

Make your own place to chat

If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.net . Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides Create Your Own Nickname or Create Your Own Channel.

Set it up just how you like it

  • Preferences
  • Alias - You can setup aliases for your frequently used commands.
  • Filters - You can use filters to replace text you send and/or receive.
  • Autoconnect - Get Mibbit to automatically connect to your favorite servers and channels.
  • Index

Using the Mibbit IRC Widget on your website

If you have/create your own irc channel you can also use a Widget to embed a chatroom on your own website, allowing your visitors to easily interact, and stay on your site longer. It adds a lot to any community to be able to chat with each other. People get to know each other, and come back to your site more often. To learn more about the Mibbit widget, click here.

You can also link to Mibbit, and have some information pre-filled into the connect form. You may pass server,channel, nick over in the URL. These must be URL encoded.

Mibbit Modules for existing software

There are also several Modules for existing software. So if you're already using a wiki/forum for your website, there may be a handy Mibbit plugin for it already.

Skins

If you don't like the default settings, there are some ready made Skins you can use. Alternatively you can create your own.

IRC Servers

All of the connections to IRC servers come from the same IP address. However, Mibbit is not, and will never be an anonymizer. Mibbit has a couple of methods it uses to notify the IRC servers of the visitors real IP address, so that the user can still be identified, and banned if needed. Most IRC servers have a 'session limit' which may mean that you cannot connect from mibbit. If you are unable to connect somewhere, please email us, and we will request a limit increase from them. All of the IRC servers listed in the drop down are servers we have agreements with already. If you manage an IRC network, or your own server, please check out how to enable your own IRC server.

Sponsors

Mibbit is sponsored by:

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