Help & Support
Our help database contains answers to most of the common questions regarding our products.
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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.
By default, Cboxes embedded on MyLeague.com are integrated with your MyLeague userbase. This disables the "name" and "email / url" boxes on your Cbox, and automatically assigns usernames and avatars to members who are signed in on MyLeague. Non-members and members who have not signed in are given the name "Guest."
If you would prefer to use Cbox's built-in user features, so that your visitors must specify their names themselves, you can do that by choosing a different Cbox code variation — choose "Inline (default)". Then a new embed code will appear, which you will need to copy-and-paste over your old Cbox code in your MyLeague page.
Then Save and refresh your page and you should see the "name" box on your Cbox. You will now have access to all User and Access Control features.
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.
When you ban a user in your Cbox by clicking the [o] ban button, or at your Messages page, Cbox will ban the name as well as the IP address.
You can also prevent a name from being used by reserving it. To reserve a name, register it at the Users page, without a password. Nobody will be able to log in with this name. If it is already registered, delete the name and re-register it with a blank password.
Cbox supports custom emoticons. You can add and delete emoticons at this page in your control panel.
You can control the size and other layout properties of emoticon images using CSS.
To add a new emoticon, simply click the Upload button and then select the image file, either from your device, or by pasting in a URL. Formats supported are GIF (including animated GIF), JPG, and PNG.
Each emoticon needs a shortcut code, so that users can simply type the code to insert the emoticon. This code can be anything you like, but it's recommended to use a common prefix/suffix to avoid conflicts with ordinary words in conversation. For example,
:hello: will not conflict with "hello world". After clicking Save, your new emoticon(s) will be available immediately in your Cbox.
Visit this page, and enter your email address to have your details sent to you. Alternatively, you can enter your Cbox account name or your embed code, and we will send a reset link to the email address we have on record.
If you do not receive the login details you expect via email, you can contact us. Under some circumstances we are able to recover a lost account.