NOTICE: as of Mai 2015, Microsoft has officially dropped Skype’s Online Status service read more and consequently, this plugin will no longer be able to provide buttons that indicate online status. Only legacy Skype buttons that do not reflect the users online status remain available.
This WordPress plugin allows you to add one or multiple, customizable and accessible (!) Skype buttons to your site. You can pick any of the (still) available legacy Skype button themes and place them in your pages and posts content (with a neat little Skype button in the WYSIWYG editor), in your sidebar via widgets (unlimited number) or anywhere in your theme template files.
The Skype Buttons admin page and Skype Widget options are adequately annotated but there is also a Quick Guide section with lots of information on all the possible ways to get you blog Skyped. If you still cannot get it working the way you want to, find a Skype link to the developer on the Notes & Live Support section.
Since version 22.214.171.124, Skype Online Status is ready for internationalization. Anyone who wants to contribute can do so by making a transation. Read [translation instructions http://svn.wp-plugins.org/skype-online-status/trunk/languages/language-support.txt “Skype Online Status translation instructions” (also included in the latest package) for more info.
- Basque * Silvia Ribés http://silviaribes.net/ (version 2.9.3)
- Belorussian * M. Comfi http://www.comfi.com/ (version 2.7)
- Bulgarian * Nikolay Nikolov http://en.chat4o.com/ (version 2.8.2)
- Croatian * Saša http://lasersko-graviranje.bisa.hr (version 2.9.4)
- Czech * Cathy Freyberg https://www.cathydoesloans.com/ (version 3.0)
- Danish * Georg S. Adamsen http://wordpress.blogos.dk/2009/03/18/skype-online-status/ (version 2.8.2)
- Dutch * R.A. van Hagen http://status301.net/ (version 3.0)
- Estonian * Iflexion Design http://iflexion.com/ (version 2.7)
- Finnish * Jani Alha http://www.wysiwyg.fi/ (version 2.8.5)
- French * Emmanuelle Traduction http://www.translatonline.com/ (version 2.8.2)
- German * Fabian Schulz http://www.fabianschulz.net/blog/2009/08/05/skype-online-status/ (version 2.7)
- Hindi * Outshine Solutions http://outshinesolutions.com (version 2.8.2)
- Indonesian * Nasrulhaq Muiz http://al-badar.net (version 2.8.4)
- Italian * Gianni Diurno http://gidibao.net/index.php/portfolio/ (version 2.6.9)
- Japanese * Ryuei Sasaki (version 2.8.2)
- Lithuanian * Vincent G http://www.host1free.com (version 2.8.2)
- Portuguese * Miguel Angelo Patricio http://www.miguelpatricio.com/ (version 2.8.2)
- Russian * Leonid Jack http://studio-xl.com/ (version 2.7)
- Serbian * Ognjen Djuraskovic http://firstsiteguide.com (version 2.9.3)
- Spanish * Rodolfo Castro & Rocio Moreno http://www.ars-legalconsulting.es/blog/ (version 2.7)
- Turkish * Hakan Er http://hakanertr.wordpress.com/ (version 2.8.8)
- Ukrainian (uk_UA) * Michael Svystun http://emarketingblog.com.ua/ (version 2.7)
- Ukrainian (uk) * Ivanka from Everycloudtech http://everycloudtech.com/ (version 3.0.2)
New translations and their Authors will be mentioned here.
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Set your basic fall-back and advanced options on the Skype options page.
Activate a Skype widget and either set alternative options or leave blank and fall-back options will be used.
Example of Skype button widget in sidebar.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is my Skype Online Status button not working anymore?
- I have found a bug. Where do I report it?
- I have a feature request. Where do I ask?
- I have trouble setting up a Skype button on my blog. Where do I get help?
- I have installed the plugin, fiddled with the settings, added a widget/shortcode, there is no error message but I see no button!
- I have installed the plugin and it is working fine, but now there is a ad link below my Skype button. What’s with that?
- I would like to contribute. Is that possible?
Latest version: Download Skype Legacy Buttons 3.0.3 [zip]
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