Skype Legacy Buttons



are there no shortcode params (skype id, username) to override defaults on a single button generated by RTE-button-insert?


No, with the shortcode in post/page content you can only insert the default Skype button. I ‘ve been thinking about such a feature before but never had the time to implement it…

Love it! Unfortunaltely it doens’t yet seem to work with the Skype andoid app. I think that is a problem with the app not this plugin

Oh no i didn’t even try that. I meant that I am online on my andoid and that the status on my website said offline. However I now see it is online! Must have been some kind of delay. 🙂

Ok, I see… that is indeed either a delay in the Skype server or due to the cache of your browser… not directly related to Android in particular.

tried activing the plugin but got this error message: The plugin generated 367 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

using 3.0.1

Did you get this error on the admin section or the front-end? And after that error, did the plugin work or not? Or was the whole site inaccessible?

I have not seen this happen before but I wonder if it is the heavy Atahualpa theme…

Hello mate, I got the error below straight after activating the plugin. The site is still accessible and things are working, but there seems to be some conflict so I’ve disabled the plugin again.
Alvast bedankt voor je hulp

“The plugin generated 399 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.”

Ha Arnaud,

Do you have access to error logs on the server or hosting account? If so, I’d be interested to know what errors are listed upon plugin activation. Else, could you switch the plugin on at a certain time, and place a skype button on a page somewhere so I can take a look at the front end of the site where this is happening?

Oh, en op welke PHP versie draait de site?


hi, I just downloaded the plugin, and everything seems fine, just that when I hover the mouse over the ‘my status’ icon, this shows up: call me! ‘username’: my status is error.

How do I get rid of ‘my status is error’?

Thank you!

The hover text output is dynamically created for accessibility. The part ‘username’ should not be like that. It should display your screen name as you have filled it out in the Skype settings. The status ‘error’ might indicate an issue with reading the remote Skype status server. Do you have a link for me so I can take a look?

If you really want to, you can completely remove any hover text by removing the corresponding tags in the template (choose Custom… and edit it in the Advanced section) but as an alternative, you can choose to clear all Status fields that contain texts (like “error”) that you do not want to be showing.

This Plugin is Great!! However, is there a way to make this plugin check also if I’m online in my mobile? What I mean, is currently if I’m logged in at my PC it will say that I’m online. But when I log out on my PC and Logged In on my mobile. It will still say I’m offline.

My Bad, It’s just a matter of signing in and out on my mobile! and refreshing my page! 🙂 GREAT!! PLUGIN!!

And what does not work exactly? Do they always appear off-line? Make sure they have all checked the option “Privacy > Allow my status to be shown on the web.” in their Skype client…

I just had to have everyone make a new skype id and it worked. So never mind on that issue. Is there a way so when you click on the status to skype with someone that the box that pops up that says hello skype buttons require…. the blue box can show up where you click or not show up at all and just open skype because right now if you scroll all the way to the bottom and click to skype with someone down there nothing happens because the box is still all the way on the top. Let me know if you have any questions.

I am having several issues with the free version in reference to 404 errors. Would like to see about getting this fixed so I can tst it our before purchasing pro version. I left a message on the WordPress site as to what was happening.

Hi Bart, there is no Pro version of this plugin.

Since Skype has been bought by Miscrosoft, lots of things are changing. And these changes are not be without consequence for this plugin. For example, the new Live users that have @hotmail in their Skype name, can not be dealt with by this plugin because Microsoft (knowingly?) blocks access to the old Skype online status server for request with “@hotmail” in the ID.

There is no way around this issue as far as I know (or at least as far as Microsoft is willing to share) so I fear it will be the end of this plugin soon… One more example of M$ making life more difficult for everybody 🙁

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