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.
This can happen when you are using the same ISP as a user who was banned on your Cbox — either you are sharing an IP address, or you are being assigned dynamic IP addresses. To unban yourself, go to your Bans page and unban the most recent bans one by one until you are able to post again.
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.
Moderation is available on paid Cboxes. Messages on a free Cbox can only be deleted via the control panel only.
You can create a mod or admin name at your Users page, either by selecting one of the existing registered names and clicking the "Mod" button, or by creating a new registered user with Moderator or Administrator status using the form on that page.
To log in with a mod/admin name on your Cbox, enter the name in the "name" box, click the "profile" link at the bottom-right, and then enter the password.
After successfully logging in, you should see [x] and [o] icons next to each message in your Cbox. Clicking the [x] deletes a message, while clicking [o] bans the user that posted the message.
We accept payment via PayPal. PayPal accepts most credit and debit cards, and depending on your region, you may be able to check out without creating a PayPal account. In some regions it is also possible to pay via bank transfer ("eCheck") through PayPal.
If you have any difficulties making payment, please contact us, and we can assist.
When you renew your service with us, your paid term is extended by the additional time that you purchase, regardless of the remaining credit. This means you never lose any time. For example, if your term ends on 21 September, but you renew early, purchasing 12 months in July, then your term is extended to 21 September next year.
Upgrading Premium to Pro
When you upgrade from Premium to Pro, your credit is reset for the new plan. Remaining Premium credit is however held on your account, and if you have sufficient credit, you can contact us to request a pro-rated conversion after your upgrade.