How to add a chatroom to Neocities

Want to add a free chatroom to talk with your visitors on your Neocities website? Follow the steps below.

Step One – Sign Up for Minnit.chat

Registration couldn’t be easier. Register by clicking here. After registration, you will be guided to creating your Minnit Chat. Mark that it’s for use on your website for best results.

Once you do this, click “Embed Your Chat”, and then select “Website that supports External IFrames”. For best results, set the Width to 300 and the Height to 500. Minnit Chat is easily scalable and works great, even for small sizes

Step Two – Embedding On Your Neocities Site

Once you have your Embed Code ready, go to your Neocities site and edit the page you want your chat to be on.

Now paste the embed code where you want the chat to appear and click Save.

Step Three – Chat Away!

That’s right, you’re all set to begin chatting with your visitors in real time. Upon saving your embedded code, your chatroom becomes fully operational. No further steps are needed.

If you have any further questions regarding this article, contact minnit.chat/support and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Your website is better with a Minnit Chat! See minnit.chat for full details and to get your free HTML5 chat code for Neocities or any website/blog.

Get a moment of zen with Pause

Minnit Chat is proud to unveil our newest feature: “Pause”. This is useful if you need to take a break from the chat, and no other Mods are online. Or, if there are a lot of spammers, and you need them to be quiet while you sort through and ban them.

To use, simply click the Menu icon above the chat, and click Pause Chat.

Then, you will be greeted with this handy form:

After you do this, everyone in your chat will see a message above the text box, explaining that the chat is Paused.

If you Pause for a very long time, and want to undo it sooner, no problem. Simply go to the menu, and click Unpause, to let people talk early.


By default, only Owners may Pause the chat. Using the Edit Chat page, though, you can allow all Managers or Moderators to have access, as well, and configure how long it’ll last – up to 1 week. You can also choose which ranks get Paused, so if you want to let your Managers pause Moderators and lower, then you can do that. The choice is yours.

This feature is available for all chats, starting today.

Happy chatting!

Minnit Chat – Summer 2018 Update

Minnit Chat is proud to announce a major update. While some of it is behind-the-scenes, there are a few major things we think you’ll like.

First off, is the introduction of Premium Plans. Don’t worry, our existing features, that you know and love, will remain free. Minnit will still remain a great, free embed chat. We’re just adding new features for the premium plans.

Premium features can be found by going to minnit.chat/pricing. Here, you will see various pricing options for our new features, which include full customization of the chat’s CSS, the ability to upload your own emojis, have more concurrent users, and loosened limitations on many of the other existing features available in the free tier. We’ve gotten great feedback from our users over the past year, and we really think you’ll like our new premium features — and having them is a great way to help support Minnit Chat’s continued development.

In the future, we plan to add even more features to enhance your chatting experience, including the ability to integrate your existing database more closely with Minnit Chat, more ways to limit the Minnit branding, the ability to instantly share files with users in your chat, and more. Stay tuned to twitter.com/MinnitChat for more information.


Next, we have several new free features:

* You can now endlessly scroll up to view older messages, either until the messages are gone (14-days on free tier), or until you reach a spot where a Moderator or higher used /clear. Now, you can see what happened while you were away, and easily catch up!

* Endless scrolling doesn’t stop there. This also applies to Direct Messages. Remember when your friend sent you that funny GIF? Just scroll up and find it again, and relive the memories. Direct Messages will be stored for 30 days, regardless of your tier.

* The old rank of “Administrator” is now renamed to “Manager”. Many users found it confusing that Admins did not have complete and total control. We’re always listening to user feedback. You can check out the discussion here.


Users with any questions can contact minnit.chat/support.

Happy chatting!

You can now buy coins in more currencies

We know that the prices listed on the buy page can be confusing if you aren’t living in the US.

We’ve now updated the buy page to support many of the major currencies, as well as displaying tax inclusive prices.

Here’s the list of supported currencies:

  • US Dollars (USD)
  • Euros (EUR)
  • Great British Pounds (GBP)
  • Chinese Yuan (CNY)
  • Polish Zloty (PLN)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • Brazilian Real (BRL)
  • Ruble (RUB)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
  • Hungarian Furint (HUF)
  • Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • Indian Rupee (INR)

When you visit the buy page, it will automatically detect what country you’re from and set the appropriate currency. If we can’t support your local currency, US dollars will be used instead.

Click here to buy coins.

If your local currency is not supported, please contact us here and we’ll try to help.

Dominating with Subrooms

Minnit is pleased to introduce a huge overhaul to the Subroom system. Now, you can create your own subrooms, and control who may enter/speak in them.

To access this new menu, go to your Chat Settings (click “Edit Your Chat”), then click Subrooms on the left-hand menu.

Here, you may add a total of 3 subrooms, including the #main one. Give it a code, which you can call using # (like #brkcity or #lemonheads), as well as a display name. Save changes, and you’ll be set!

All of your existing Moderators/Admins will keep their ranks in all subrooms. This is just a more convenient way to split your chat up. You could have #updates where you & your Owners can go to post about important events, and nobody else can talk — so they keep up to date. Or, have #nsfw where users go to have inappropriate conversations, while keeping your #main chat appropriate.

If you want to link someone directly to a subroom, you can do so by linking to minnit.chat/main?subroom=brkcity for example.

Enjoy!

Stay safe online, and keep others safe too.

Congress passed H.R.1865 – Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 asking website owners to help crackdown on sex trafficking, so we felt this was the perfect time to release a statement on what you can do to help.

If Minnit receives knowledge of sex trafficking taking place on the service, relevant authorities will be notified, as per our Terms of Service. Unfortunately, things get difficult very quick, as people typically use code-words or other ways of hinting about it. So, it is the duty of everyone, not just Minnit Staff, to be on the lookout for anything that may seem suspicious. Even if you think it’s simply a troll, or that you’re misunderstanding, report it anyway — the risk is too great to let it go ignored. You can either report it via https://minnit.chat/support, or via email at [email protected], with the date, time, timezone, chat, and account(s) you think are involved. Reports will remain confidential whether it’s true or false.

You’ve all known about how to stay safe online. But, by reporting suspected sex trafficking, you can help others stay safe, too. Don’t let a suspicion go unreported.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Minnit

How to add a chatroom to Squarespace

Some people want a free group chat embedded directly into their Squarespace website. Doing it is very easy, so we’ll guide you through the steps right now.

Step One – Sign Up for Minnit.chat

Registration couldn’t be easier. Register by clicking here. After registration, you will be guided to creating your Minnit Chat. Mark that it’s for use on your website for best results.

Once you do this, click “Embed Your Chat”, and then select “Website that supports External IFrames”. For best results, put the Width to 300 and the Height to 500. Minnit Chat is easily scalable and works great, even for small sizes.

Step Two – Embedding On Your Squarespace Site

Once you have your Embed Code ready, go to your Squarespace site and edit the page you want your chat to be on.

Next, click the “+” button on the top right (it may say “Add Block”), then click “Embed”. Click the </> icon to access the Embed Code directly, and paste your Minnit Chat code here. Then, click Set, and then click Save on the top left of your page editor to save your changes.

Example GIF:

Step Three – Chat Away!

That’s right, you’re all set to begin chatting with your visitors in real time. Upon saving your embedded code, your chatroom becomes fully operational. No further steps are needed.

If you have any further questions regarding this article, contact minnit.chat/support and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Your website is better with a Minnit Chat! See minnit.chat for full details and to get your free HTML5 chat code for Squarespace or any website/blog.

Minnit Chat’s major overhaul is now live!

Minnit’s overhaul is now live. Every page has been re-coded in a new language, the entire chatroom has been re-designed, and more.

A few things you might notice, is that photos you upload will now be much higher quality. The mobile version of the chat has also been completely redone from the ground-up. And we’ve made features more clear — instead of a bunch of icons, many of the items are now in the menu button, with clear text labeling. A lot of this couldn’t have been done without the suggestions and support from everyone who’s used Minnit thus far, so we thank you sincerely.

There are many other performance improvements under the hood, so we hope you like everything!

And be sure to check out forum.minnit.chat if you have any suggestions

  • Better chat listings

More chats are now shown on the homepage when logged in, and on the discover page. Pages are included so you can see all of the featured/popular chats.

  • Improved image quality

Avatars and backgrounds will be compressed much less when uploaded, so your images will look better than ever. If you’ve already uploaded an image, you’ll need to reupload it so that it will be stored and shown in the higher quality.

  • Forum added

We’ve added a brand new forum: forum.minnit.chat for you to post suggestions, promote your chat or just discuss any topic.

You’ll need to register a forum account before you can post.

We’ll be looking closely at the forum for suggestions on what to add next, so be sure to post there if you have any ideas!

  • More payment methods added

A new payment method has been added to buy coins:

PaymentWall – Prepaid cards, bank transfers and more. Different payment methods will be shown depending on your location.

Coins allow you to purchase smiley packs, chat upgrades and profile upgrades.

  • Ranks list added to Edit Chat

Simply go to edit chat and click on “Ranks List” and you’ll be able to add, remove or change ranks for any of the users on your chat.

  • Users can now register or create a chat with any name (bad words were previously blocked). Note that names that break the terms of service can result in your account being deleted.
  • Users can now login by entering their email address instead of their username
  • You can now see how many coins you have when you click on your name (this automatically updates if you buy coins or buy something from the shop)
  • If your account has an email address attached to it and it is activated, password changes will now send a notification email.
  • !urban free command added to bot which provides a definition of a word or phrase from urbandictionary.com
  • Fixed several bugs preventing the table in action log and transcripts from being displayed properly
  • General changes in wording across many pages (register, homepage) to make things more clear
  • Improved disconnection handling for the bot. If the bot’s disconnects from your chat because of network problems, the bot will try to rejoin your chat.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability updates

Holiday update from Minnit Chat!

This is a post from @brk, one of the founders of Minnit Chat

I would like to thank everyone for helping make Minnit Chat better, with various suggestions and feedback. I wanted to take the time to explain what’s been going on behind the scenes.

First off, Minnit Chat is exiting its “beta phase” in the coming months. We are re-doing a lot of pages, moving away from PHP to a more fast & secure language, so that’s taking a lot of time. I, personally, enjoy trying to find glitches and hacks in other websites, so believe me when I say that we are always making sure Minnit Chat is above the pack, and better than ever.

Now, obviously this takes time, and, while we’re getting very close, there’s still stuff to be done. Just hang tight. Afterwards, I hope to work on re-designing some aspects of the chat, making mobile & web versions more similar, so it’s less confusing for our users to go from one device to another. Stay tuned for that in 2018.

Furthermore, on a more personal level, I have been having health problems, so I’m sorry I haven’t been around to speak to people quite so much. My time on Minnit is spent more on the security upgrades, and less on fun stuff like Smilies. Don’t worry — I, as well as @WYW, know that everybody loves the smilies, so we haven’t forgotten about you.

Speaking of Smilies: (snowman) and (grinch) were added today, and a Santa hat can be added to your smilies via the Smiley Maker. These are all free to use, to help you celebrate Christmas right.

Chat owners — if you ever have questions or suggestions, send it in to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer. We’re always working alongside you to make sure everything works just as you want.

Thanks again, and have a Merry Christmas!!!

Handling Spam

Minnit Chat has several safeguards in place to help protect your users from spam. That being said, it’s important to know what to do if a spambot gets through.

First thing you should do is to know not to respond to spammers or spambots. If they feel ignored, they will focus their resources elsewhere.

Now, let’s look at an example of spam:

Do you see that little “!” icon that the arrow is pointed to? This is the Report button! Click it to generate a transcript.

Now, you will see this screen:

Click “Report”, and type up a message:

For spam, you should report to both Minnit Staff and Chat Staff. Alert Chat Staff to check the Reports Menu to view reported transcripts. They can use this to ban the user right away from the chat.

When you report to Minnit Staff, we will investigate the report, usually within 2-3 business days, and take action as required. User reports are key in helping keep our anti-spam defenses strong.

Thank you for your help in keeping Minnit Chat spam-free!