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.
You can change your Cbox's size on the Layout page of your control panel. Simply change the values for width and height, and then save your changes. You will then be informed that your code has been updated — go to your Publish page to get your new code, to reinstall your Cbox on your website.
If the message input area in your Cbox looks wrong, or cut off, you may need to increase the "Form height" setting, also at your Layout page.
Your Cbox does not in fact have to be a fixed size. You can edit your embed code directly to introduce relative widths and heights.
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.
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".
Check that your Quick Link is enabled at your Publish page, and confirm that you have the correct URL for it.
You can hide the email/url box at your control panel. Note that this input is required if you have avatars enabled, but otherwise, you can disable it.