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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]]. This may answer a lot of common questions about mibbit.
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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. Mibbit supports a variety of [[Platforms]] including the main PC browsers, the wii, Nokia N800, [[http://www.apple.com/webapps/socialnetworking/mibbitircclient.html iPhone]], and probably a lot more.
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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]].
  
== Key features ==
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==== Set it up just how you like it ====
* Fast lightweight client - as opposed to flash or java applets.
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* [[:Category:Preferences|Preferences]]
* Connect to multiple channels on multiple servers.
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* [[Alias]] - You can setup aliases for your frequently used commands.
* Full utf8 support means whatever language, you can use mibbit.
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* [[Filters]] - You can use filters to replace text you send and/or receive.
* Typing notification (Users name turns red when they are typing).
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* [[Autoconnect]] - Get Mibbit to automatically connect to your favorite servers and channels.
* Tab completion on nicknames (Just starting someones name, and try pressing tab).
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* [[Special:Allpages|Index]]
* Input history for each channel (Up and down arrows).
 
* Chat scrollback on join. This allows you to see some of the recent discussion in a channel so you have a clue what's going on.
 
* Extended whois information.
 
* Device identification - Wii users show up as a joystick, iPod touch show up as an ipod, iPhone as a phone... You get the idea. This makes it easy to tell why someone is typing slowly for instance.
 
* Parsing of links, channels, smilies, mIRC color, nicknames.
 
And many many more.
 
  
To get up and running with Mibbit as soon as you can, try the [[QuickStartGuide]].  
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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]].
  
== Finding places to chat ==
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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.
Finding interesting chat rooms can be a problem, so there's a quick and easy way to find them on Mibbit. On each of the networks we have access to, we index all the channels. To find new places to chat, just click on the 'Find channels' tab, and put in some keywords. For example 'music trivia'. Then you'll get back a list of results, with a count of how many users are in the channel, and a description. If you click on the channel title, you can join in with the chat straight away. Easy as that!
 
  
== Make your own place to chat ==
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==== Mibbit [[Modules|Modules]] for existing software ====
If you'd like your own chatroom, the easiest thing is to create a channel on irc.mibbit.com. Simply connect to the server, and then follow the guides [[CreateYourOwnNickName]] or [[CreateYourOwnChannel]].
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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.
  
== Using Mibbit on your website ==
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==== [[Skins]] ====
If you have your own channel on irc.mibbit.com you can also use the new Mibbit 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. Also see [[Widget]]
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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.
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.
 
  
Also see: How to open Mibbit in a [[popup]] or [[iframe]] through a link on your web site (or in a local .htm file). [[http://embed.mibbit.com/example.html]]
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=== [[ServerList|IRC Servers]] ===
 
 
There is also a [[http://drupal.org/project/mibbit_irc drupal module]] available if you use drupal for your website.
 
 
 
You can also use it in [[Joomla]].
 
 
 
== Customization ==
 
If you'd like to customize the client to your own liking, you can set your own [[Preferences]].
 
 
 
== IRC Specifics ==
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. [[ServerList|servers]]. Also see [[IRC Server Info]]
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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]].
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
== Get involved ==
 
 
 
Mibbit is in development, so if you do experience a bug, please [[BugList|Report it]]. Also, if there are any features you'd like to see, please add them to the [[WishList]].
 
View the Mibbit Development Blog [http://mibbit.blogspot.com/ here].
 
If you have any general feedback, good or bad, add it to the [[Feedback]] page.
 
 
 
== Detailed Changelog ==
 
  
A detailed changelog can be found on the [[changelog]] page, as of March 2008 (when the embedded version was launched) changes made to the backend and gui are recorded in detail.
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== Sponsors ==
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Mibbit is sponsored by:
  
The [[changelog]] is maintained by XAVIER Pnolan -a former Undernet and 1SRC.com proprietor.
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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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