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.
We have a free plan, which will always be free, but it does not offer the full complement of features available with Cbox. Our paid plans come with plenty of good reasons to upgrade.
In the Date options in your control panel, there is a "Zone" setting. Click the [reset] link to have Cbox attempt to figure out the correct time zone based on your current clock time. If it's still not correct according to the example shown on that page, add or subtract 1 from the Zone number until the example time shown is correct. Your time zone may be negative or positive.
You can also change the "Date display" option to show relative timestamps — this way the clock time is not shown on your Cbox at all, but rather a relative time, such as "2 minutes ago".
The account name that you log in with at the Cbox control panel is also your Quick Link address. You can change your account name at the Account details page. This will change your Quick Link address at the same time.
If you have forgotten your account name and are unable to log in, you can reset your password at this page.
If you have lost your username or password, visit this page, enter your email address, and you will be sent an email with a link that you can follow to reset your login.
If you do not receive the login details you expect via email, or if you have lost access to your email address, you can contact us. Under some circumstances we are able to recover a lost account.
Check that sound notification is enabled at the Settings page of your Control Panel.
If it is enabled, then you should see a volume control button in your Cbox. Clicking this will toggle through three levels. It will also play the sound on each click to confirm the level.
If you are using a custom sound, ensure that you have uploaded both OGG and MP3 versions of the file. Cbox chooses which one to load based on the browser's capabilities.
If you still cannot hear the sound, then there may be a problem with your browser or system. Please contact us for further assistance.