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.
Yes. This will work if they are different Cboxes. If you want to show the same Cbox more than once on the page, you will need to make a small change to the embed code for each additional embed.
In your Cbox embed code you will see something like
name="cboxmainA-123456" id="cboxmainA-123456" — this uniquely identifies the Cbox so that its frames can communicate with each other. The
A-123456 part appears four times in total in the standard embed code. Edit it, simply adding a dash and a serial number, to make it
A-123456-2, for example.
Your Cbox is not at its full potential unless you upgrade to a paid plan.
Upgrading unlocks features like user registration and moderation, private messaging, and priority support: things essential for getting the most out of your Cbox. See our product comparison.
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all purchases, so if you aren't sure it'll be worth it, you have nothing to lose by finding out.
You can also upgrade for a friend – simply enter their Cbox account name on the upgrade page instead of your own.
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.
There are a number of commands you can enter in your Cbox to perform actions that would otherwise require a tap or click, or that are not available through other means.
Note that commands are not formally supported by Cbox, and are liable to change, or not to function, at any time.
Enter commands as if they were messages in your Cbox:
- //debug [watch] — shows debugging information.
- //reload [clean] — refreshes the Cbox iframe. Enter //reload clean to clear local data. (This will log you out and reset preferences.)
- //ignore joe — ignore the user joe. Leave out the name to get a list of currently-ignored users. Repeat the command with an ignored name to un-ignore that person.
- //pm mary hello! — sends hello! to the user called mary. (Requires private messaging to be enabled.)
- //colors — open a colour palette to change your message text colour (requires boxcode to be enabled.)
- //tetris, //sudoku, //wordsearch game-id — for wordsearch, invite another user to enter the same command, with the same game-id, to join your game.
This is the message that shows when your Cbox is accessed from an address other than the one specified at your Publish page, when you have the option "Allow access only at this address" enabled.
A common reason for this to happen is that you have entered an address that is more specific than it needs to be — for example, including the "www." at the beginning when your visitors don't need to include that to reach your website. Most of the time "mysite.com" works just as well as "www.mysite.com", but if you have specified "www.mysite.com" as the only address to allow access at, then Cbox will show an error when you arrive at your site via "mysite.com".
The solution is to simplify the address so it covers all the legitimate routes to your page, or turn off the option "Allow access only at this address."