Help & Support
Our help database contains answers to most of the common questions regarding our products.
If you are unable to locate a satisfactory answer for your query by searching here, please contact us.
Your Cbox embed code is available at your control panel. You need this code to install your Cbox on your website.
Also on that page is your Quick Link — a URL which you can use to access your Cbox directly in your browser or on your mobile device.
If you install your Cbox and all you see is code, or nothing at all, your web host may be removing or otherwise interfering with the HTML iframe tags that Cbox uses. Your Cbox code needs to be pasted into an area of your site that accepts HTML without modification. This may mean switching your editor from "rich text" or "WYSIWYG" mode into HTML-editing or "raw" mode, or you may need to open your template files in a plain-text editor like Notepad.
Remember that you always have the option of posting or sharing your Cbox Quick Link — this gives visitors direct access to your Cbox in a full-screen layout, so it's perfect as a mobile option or for stand-alone use.
Go to the Theme editor in your control panel. There you can specify the fonts and colours of your Cbox, using a point-and-click editor. You can always reset your theme to one of the preset defaults there, if you would like to start again.
If you have a Premium or Pro Cbox, you can create a moderator name for yourself at your Users page, and then log in on your Cbox using the "profile" link. You will see a delete icon [x] next to each message in your Cbox, and you will not have to log in at your control panel at all to delete messages.
Yes. In the Theme editor, simply delete the colour codes for the main and form background ("BG") elements. This will make the Cbox transparent, allowing whatever is behind the Cbox to show through.
Note that any pop-ups generated by a transparent Cbox will have the default background colour — usually white. If your font colour is light, it may be invisible in popups. You can fix this by editing the CSS to introduce a background-color rule for popups.
The most likely reason for this is that it was delayed, or trapped by a spam filter. Check your spam folder in your email client. If emails from Cbox are repeatedly being marked as spam, try adding our addresses to your email client's address book.
It's also possible the email address we have on record for you is wrong. If you know your account details, log in and check your email address is correctly spelled.
Finally, you may want to contact us from another email address for further assistance.
Cbox Premium and Pro allow you to customize the four built-in usergroup name colours at your Themes page. The group colours you can specify are Normal, Registered, Moderator, and Admin. These correspond to the user types at your Users page.
In addition, you can use Filtering rules to specify unique styles for selected names, including unregistered ones. To do this, add rules as follows, one per line:
In the above example "jacob" is the name of the user. You can change the colour to any valid HTML colour name or hex code. You will need to have boxcode enabled in order for this to work.
Yes, you can have as many as you like! Create a separate account for each Cbox. You will need a unique account name for each, but we recommend using the same email address.
If you need a large number of Cboxes, you might want to be on our Cbox Pro plan. Cbox Pro supports channels, which are independent conversation threads. Each channel can be embedded or linked as if it were a separate Cbox, and will host a separate conversation. Channels share the same theme, settings and users, and you only need one control panel login to manage them.
Cbox has traditionally supported HTML in filters and sticky messages for paid accounts. For security reasons this option is not enabled by default. Furthermore, in HTML mode, some other features of Cbox may be limited or disabled.
If HTML mode is disabled on your Cbox, then you can add markup and colour to your filters and stickies using boxcode, which supports a range of HTML-like tags.
If you are currently using HTML mode, we strongly recommend disabling it and using boxcode instead — this will help to ensure that your Cbox is as secure as possible and compatible with all features.
Check out the control panel. Cbox is highly customizable, and the options are arranged in the control panel into sections. Some options are only available on paid plans. These will usually be greyed-out. Upgrading will unlock these options, but will not automatically enable them.
Most changes to settings will take effect immediately, but some will require that you refresh the page that your Cbox is on. If you have embedded your Cbox on your website, you will generally not need to reinstall it. Settings that change your embed code will notify you of this.