Messaging & Profle plugin V2.0 released

We have finally released the Messaging & Profile plugin V2.0 (previously called Blab Messaging).

coffee chat combo box users

New features include

  • New combo message box
  • Option to allow users to send files and images as messages
  • User searchable user list based on usergroup or other criteria
  • Better integration with the dashboard
  • Option to create message boxes to handle private chats with a specific user (for example chat with admin)
  • Users can see if they have unread private messages

This version has been totally redeveloped but we have tried to keep it backward compatible. However to use any new features you should use the built in snippet generator to create the message box and user list snippets required to add to your pages. The plugin has a full manual and explanatory videos to help.

Video: Messaging & Profile plugin overview

Video: Add a Sitelok message box to Rapidweaver

Video: Create a member profile page in Rapidweaver

You can download the manual from the plugin page.

Sitelok V5.7 released

Sitelok 5.7 contains a number of new features, tweaks and bug fixes.

  • Added a 'Not member of usergroup' quick filter
  • Added a new option to the dashboard allowing you to login as any user without knowing the users password.
  • The dashboard now warns when selecting, deselecting or clearing selected users when there are already users selected.
  • The update profile form designer now has option to add users to usergroups or remove users from usergroups using hidden fields.
  • Multiple usergroups can be assigned to the search engine access feature.
  • The snippet generator now has an option to create a link to a users login start page.
  • Fixed issue causing drop down select menus in forms to appear squashed when using some Rapidweaver themes.
  • Fixed issue when using MariaDB with PHP7.2 on some servers.
  • Form designer checkboxes now have a default value of Yes instead of having no value. Some users forgot to set a value so the checkbox didn't work as expected.
  • Various tweaks and bug fixes.

Visit the Sitelok version history page for a full list of new features.

Visit the Sitelok page.

File sending option for Messaging & Profile Plugin

The V2.0 beta Messaging & Profile Plugin plugin now has an option to send files publicly and privately. Previews of images can also be shown.

A file can be sent either by dragging and dropping it on to the message area or by clicking the upload icon and selecting the file.

combo box public with upload

Existing Blab plugin users can download this version from your account. We hope to have the final release version soon.

Using RapidSearch Live with Sitelok

Will Woodgate has updated the RapidSearch Live stack (V1.0.3) to support indexing of Sitelok secured pages (for Sitelok V5.3+)

To enable this new feature in Sitelok and to allow RapidSearch Live access to secured pages follow these steps.

1) If you only want to allow RapidSearch and not other search engines like Google

Add these lines to your slconfig.php (anywhere is ok)



If you want to allow RapidSearch and other search engines like Google

Add this line to your slconfig.php (anywhere is ok)


2) In Sitelok go to Tools - Configuration - General settings and Allow search engine access and select the usergroup to be used.

Enable search engine access

If you need any help with these settings please let us know.

Sitelok V5.6 released

Sitelok 5.6 contains a number of new features, tweaks and bug fixes.

  • Registration form designer now allows multiple usergroups and expiry times to be entered.
  • Email template size limit increased to 500K. It was 100K which was a little small.
  • Support for Digital Ocean storage. Works like S3 using do| at the start of the path.
  • Registration and Update profile form designers now have an Image Type field for the Messaging & Profile plugin (when installed).
  • Registration form support for CoinPayments Plugin.
  • Filtering expired and unexpired users is much quicker now
  • Added Expired Recently quick filter (users expired in last X days)
  • Add user and edit user pages now have email options (send as name, reply to and copy email)
  • Added new !!!previousname!!! and !!!changedname!!! type email variables for the modify profile form.
  • Modify profile form now only sends emails if changes were actually made.
  • Feature to save and load dashboard layout to a file.

Visit the Sitelok version history page for a full list of new features.

Visit the Sitelok page.