Tawk.to Live Chat Integration using WordPress Plugins + Screenshots

Tawk.to Live Chat WordPress Plugin Installation Guide with Screenshots

What is tawk.to?

Tawk.to is a free messaging app that lets you monitor and chat with visitors on your website. You can add unlimited number of websites under one tawk.to account/dashboard. You can also invite unlimited number of agents to manage your chats for free! And you can manage your chats using the tawk.to mobile apps available for Android and iOS users.

Instructions on how to install tawk.to live chat into your website using the WordPress plugins

  1. Search the plugin using this keyword “tawk.to”
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Click tawk.to Settings
  4. Sign-in using your registered tawk.to email address and password
  5. Select Property, and then Choose Widget
  6. Click Use selected widget

Just like that, you’re done!
Please take note that you only need to setup the tawk.to settings in your site’s WordPress dashboard inorder the widget to display in your site. As for the widget customization, and managing of chats you need to do it in the tawk.to dashboard.

To install tawk.to live chat app using the WordPress plugins, please follow these steps and screenshots

Step 1: Search the plugin using this keyword “tawk.to”

tawk.to live chat wordpress plugin

Step 2: Activate the plugin

tawk.to live chat wordpress plugin

Step 3: Sign-in using your registered tawk.to email address and password
You need to have an active tawk.to account.

tawk.to live chat wordpress plugin

Step 4: Select Property, and then Choose Widget
Property is your website, and for the widget it will be “Default” unless you have already created or renamed the widget.

tawk.to live chat wordpress plugin

Step 5: Click Use selected widget

tawk.to live chat wordpress plugin

Most common issues why the Live chat widget is not displaying

After you have installed and activated the tawk.to live chat plugin, and still the live chat widget is not displaying on your site, please try to check the following:

1. If you have installed a WP cache plugin? Then, please try to deactivate.
2. Cache issues: Clear your browser cache.

To customize the color, size and position of the live chat widget in your page, you can do it in the tawk.to dashboard. To know more about the tawk.to live chat app, click here!

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How to stop Spam Comments in WordPress blog

Is it really possible to stop spam comments in your wordpress blog?

recaptchaBy the way, what are spam comments? A spam comment is one posted by an auto-comment-software or by an individual (doing blog commenting task to get backlinks) which automatically submits unrelated comments. And these type of comments may include links to other websites. {see image below: example of spam comments}

Here’s what I did to fight against these types of comments:

1) I have activated an option under settings – discussions: users must be registered and logged in to comment
2) I have activated the Akismet.

I have already tried using reCAPTCHA in one of my personal blogs, but still spam comments can get through, maybe because the auto-comment-software they’re using can solve captcha.

Alternative options to consider is to required user to log-in before they can submit a comment. And to completely closed or disabled the comment section. This is for sure will prevent spam comment.

I will update this blog post in a month time to see if the methods above are effective to fight against unwanted comments.

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