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25 November 2014 - New Payment Methods Added
We listened to our customer feedback and have now added new payment methods for customers who don't have a Paypal account.

Both new and existing customers can now Buy Now using Credit Card, Wire Transfer and Check options.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for other payment methods, please let us know!

11 November 14 - New Template Updates for Text & Audio/Video Chat Room (v8.4.2)
We are pleased to announce a new templating system for the Text & Audio/Video Chat Room software! This new design brings even greater flexibility to your chat room. We know that you want your chat room to be special to your unique design so we have made it incredibly easy for you to edit. Below are some example screenshots of different login pages all achieved by editing just one setting.

Text & Audio/Video Chat Room

To add your own custom background image to the login page simply edit the setting as shown below,

		FILE: prochatrooms/includes/config.php

		/*
		* url to login page background image
		*
		*/
			
		$CONFIG['loginImage'] = 'url_to_your_image.jpg';
		
By using CSS 3 (all modern browsers support CSS 3) any background image you choose will automatically be resized to the width of the chat room login window. Customers can download the latest patches/updates (including updating to version 8.4.2) in our customer area.

Want to see the new template system in action? See our online demo of the Text & Audio/Video Chat Room (v8.4.2).

27 October 14 - Affiliates/Resellers Update
By popular demand, we have now added referral urls/links and banners to our Affiliates/Resellers program. Is there an option you would like to see added? Let us know! Visit our Affiliates / Resellers section to join FREE today!

22 October 14 - Limited Offer, Purchase the Basic Package and Save $20!
For a limited period only, we have reduced the price of our Basic package (Text Chat Room + 2 plugins) to just $35. See our Pricing & Packages to take advantage of this special offer whilst it lasts!

UPDATE: 05 Nov 2014 - This offer has now ended.

21 October 14 - Affiliates/Resellers
Own a website? Become a Pro Chat Rooms affiliate today and start earning 25% commission on all sales you make! No ugly referral urls, simply copy and paste our shop direct into your web page. Each time a visitor on your web site purchases our software you get paid! Visit our Affiliates / Resellers section to join FREE today!

17 October 14 - Pro Chat Rooms v8.4.1
We are please to announce a new plugin called "Subscriptions". When this plugin in installed and enabled, if a guest or registered member tries to login to the chat room they will be automatically redirected to a payment page to purchase a day pass or create a subscription first.

New Plugin - Subscriptions

Chat Room administrators can now charge all users an entrance fee to login to the chat room. You can charge users for a one time "Day Pass" (choose between 1-365 days duration) and create "Subscriptions" for recurring payments.

With Paypal IPN integration built-in all payments are fully automated so your users simply make their payments and can immediately login to the chat room. Administrators can monitor active subscriptions and day passes from the chat room admin area.

The Subscriptions plugin requires the Pro Chat Rooms - Text & Audio/Video Chat Room (version 8.4.1) and is included when purchasing our Ultimate Package or available to purchase seperately.

All customers can download the latest patches/updates (including updating to version 8.4.1) from our customer area.

02 October 14 - Pro Chat Rooms v8.4.0
Many of you may of noticed we are in the process of updating sections of our website to a more cleaner less cluttered look. How do you like the change? Let us know we always welcome your feedback!

We have also released several new feature updates for the Pro Chat Rooms - Text & Audio/Video Chat Room software.

1) Added admin option in the config.php file to enable/disable individual option icons that appear above the chat bar (eg. you can now enable/disable the smilies icon, ringbell icon, SFX icon, etc)
2) Added 2 new user options (click the spanner icon in the chat room to access these new options),
a) Show/Hide User Avatars. Users can now show or hide any user avatars in chat messages.
b) Enable/Disable Modern Message Styling. Users can now choose between the classic layout of chat messages or the modern speech bubble messages.

Modern Style Messages,


Classic Style Messages,


All customers can download the latest patches/updates from our customer area.

12 AUGUST 14 - Important Security Update for v8.2.0
A software security update for the Text Chat Room & Audio/Video Chat Room (v8.2.0) is now available to download in our customer area. This software update helps improve security against Stored XSS, Reflected XSS, SQL Injection and Arbitrary File Uploads.

We would like to express our thanks to Mike Manzotti @ Dionach Ltd who assisted us with this update.

All customers can download the latest patches/updates from our customer area.

08 JULY 14 - Company Holiday Period
We will be taking a short summer break between Thursday 10 July 2014 to Wednesday 16 July 2014. All sales and technical support contact will be answered when we return back to work on Thursday 17 July 2014.

All software purchases can still be downloaded instantly during this period. This service will not be affected.

Visit http://prochatrooms.com/purchase.php to see our full range of chat software.

Thank you for your support during this holiday period.

07 MAY 14 - A/V Servers Maintenance
Due to a minor technical issue during yesterdays update, our audio/video streaming servers will be taken offline at 3.30pm (BST). The estimated downtime is 1-2 hrs. We will update this post as soon as our audio/video streaming servers are back online.

We apologise for the inconveniance and thank you for your continued support.

UPDATE: 5.50PM (BST) Maintenance has been extended. We hope to have the servers back online as soon as possible.
UPDATE: 8 MAY 2014 1.10AM (BST) All maintenance has now been completed and all services are back to normal.

06 MAY 14 - A/V Servers Maintenance
We will be performing scheduled technical hardware updates to our audio/video streaming servers on Tuesday 06 May 2014. This may cause a disruption at times to our audio/video streaming services during this period but we will be making sure any downtime is kept to an absolute minimum where possible.

We apologise for the inconveniance and thank you for your continued support.

UPDATE: All maintenance has now been completed and all services are back to normal.

02 MAY 14 - Joomla 3.x Integration
We are pleased to announce Pro Chat Rooms - Audio/Video & Text Chat Rooms (version 8.x.x) can now be fully integrated with Joomla 3.x. This includes chat room auto-login features so your members do not need to enter their login details twice to enter the chat rooms and integration of members profiles.

View full list of supported content systems.

20 MARCH 14 - Pro Chat Rooms v8.2.0
1) New anti-spam option allows admins/moderators to delete messages posted by users in the main chat window.
2) Fixed bug with Mobile plugin not showing under plugins in admin area.
3) Updated coding for several version 7.x.x plugins that are no longer supported.

Customers can download the latest patches from our customer area.

16-18 FEBRUARY 14 - Email Issues
We have recently become aware of a technical issue with our emailing systems that has resulted in a number of recieved emails being delivered incorrectly to our email spam folders by mistake.

We have resolved this issue are are now answering those emails. If you do not receive a reply to your email within the next 24 hours, please resend your email with the subject header "Important" and we will make sure this is answered as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support.

06 FEBRUARY 14 - Pro Chat Rooms v8.1.7
Updates are available for the Pro Chat Rooms - Audio/Video & Text Chat Rooms software.

:: Text & Audio/Video Chat Room
1) Fixed bug with admin area password not updating when edited
2) Fixed bug with incorrect GroupID value when a new user registered (for stand alone chat rooms)

Customers can download the latest patches from our customer area.

29 JANUARY 14 - Pro Chat Rooms v8.1.5
Updates are available for the Pro Chat Rooms - Audio/Video & Text Chat Rooms software.

:: Text & Audio/Video Chat Room
1) Resolved compatability issue with PHP 5.3.x (users not displaying in userlist / chat messages not showing)

:: Mobile Plugin
1) Resolved issue with integrated CMS auto-login feature.

Customers can download the latest patches from our customer area.

24 JANUARY 14 - Sale Extended!
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Christmas & New Year discount we have extended this offer for 7 more days!

Simply enter the eCoupon number XMAS13 when purchasing the Audio/Video Chat Room, Text Chat Room. Avatar Chat or Mobile Chat Room software and receive $20 off. This is an unlimited eCoupon that can be used every time you purchase the Audio/Video Chat Room, Text Chat Rooms, Avatar Chat or Mobile Chat Room software. Share this eCoupon with friends, family, work collegues, anyone can claim this $20 discount!

See our full range of chat room software available to purchase.