Including a Skype live chat feature on your WordPress website or blog is an effective way to encourage your visitors to contact you through instant messaging or online call. Your potential customers, after visiting your website may have various types of queries or pre-sale questions regarding your products or services before purchasing it. And providing them the required support through instant online messages and calls can be just the thing needed for persuading them to make the purchase.
Skype live chat, although is a trending feature for any website that sells product/service doesn’t come inbuilt on WordPress themes. So, to add the functionality of live Skype chat on your website, you can take the help of WordPress Skype Contact Button plugins available on the internet.
Here, in this article we have used WP Skype Contact Button for embedding the Skype button on the WordPress website:
Let’s add a beautiful Skype Contact Button on the WordPress website using WP Skype Contact Button:
Get WP Skype Chat Button plugin from CodeCanyon marketplace at the reasonable price of $9. Then, install the plugin. If any help is needed, you can refer to the documentation or check out the blog – How to install a new plugin in a WordPress website?
Now, in your WordPress backend, you will see “WP Skype Contact Button” on your side menu. Click on the menu to start customizing the Skype button.
The 1st tab you see on the WP Skype Button is user detail. Insert the Skype username to move to the next tab.
The 2nd tab of WP Skype Contact Button plugin is floating button. It lets you add the Skype Contact button in the form of floating button. Configure the various customization options such as display settings, template options, color settings, animation settings, and button position option.
Moreover, the plugin will also let you specify the page, post and category for adding the Skype Contact Button.
Then, the next tab is menu settings. It lets you add the skype button on the navigation menu of your website. If you want to add a Skype contact button on the menu bar, you can enable the setting and start customization. The customization includes button positions, template option, and color options.
The 4th tab of the plugin is Shortcode Generator. It allows you to add the Skype button on a specific page, post, widget or custom post types using the generated shortcodes. The customization setting included here is display settings, template option, color settings, animation settings, contact detail.
After you are done with all the customization, generate the shortcode, copy it and paste it on any pages, posts, widgets or custom post types of your choice.
The final customization tab of WP Skype Contact Button is Live Skype Chat Button. Enabling this option will allow you to start the Skype live chat and call from the website itself.
After all the customization is completed then the Skype button of the following templates will appear on the pages, posts, widgets or custom post types where you have enabled your Skype live chat button.
This way you can add beautiful Skype Contact Button on your WordPress website and blogs. Since, Skype and live chat are very much trending nowadays, adding the Skype Contact can provide various types of benefits to your WordPress website. So, if you are interested on integrating Skype live chat and call option on your WordPress website then, you can this step by step tutorial.
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