Neat Skype Status (Custom Images and AJAX)

Light and simple Skype Button plugin (w/ Official or your Skype Status Icons) in post/page/widget or floating. Skype Status updates without refresh.

Author:aurimus (profile at
WordPress version required:2.9.2
WordPress version tested:3.5.0
Plugin version:1.2.7
Added to WordPress repository:17-12-2011
Last updated:20-12-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Light and simple Skype for website (with Official or Custom Images) in post/page/widget or floating. Online status updates without page reload.

Official Skype provides limited number of Skype Buttons (status icons) to show Skype online status. This plugin solves the problem by providing a way to use your own images (custom skype status icons) - this is especially useful for web designers who would like to make skype better fit to their design theme. You can have skype status icons with transparent background (provided by default) and also have transparent skype button itself.

Some websites are used for long periods of time without pressing the browser reload button to refresh the page. Normal Skype button can mislead users in this case by showing incorrect status. This wordpress skype plugin refreshes the status of skype button automatically by sending AJAX http requests (with chosen interval of time between refreshes). This can be useful for gaming websites or some websites that rely heavily on Flash, Java-aplet or AJAX technologies (that don't require page refresh to function).

This can also serve as simple skype button.

v1 Features

  • Customize your skype button icon (or use official).
  • Skype AJAX status - auto-refresh without page reload.
  • Transparent background and transparent Skype status icons.
  • Simple admin interface with only useful settings: skype button click action, update interval, theme and some other...
  • Insert to post/page with shortcode or sidebar as skype wordpress widget.
  • Very light and simple - only what you need and not more.

Neat Skype Status v2

  • Multiple skype buttons and accounts in widget - can be used to present your team members.
  • Make your design better - customize skype button widget style.
  • Never miss a contact - many buttons in one. Skype Button that changes automatically to display status for skype contact who is found online. This is useful if you have multiple people that visitors can contact - you can choose to display them all or have all in one.
  • Change how you want to be contacted from skype! You can choose an option for skype button to dynamically change the action according to your skype status (Call if Online, Chat if Busy, Leave voicemail if offline etc.)

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Add skype widget to website with multiple skype status buttons - it can become a board of skype statuses with names and custom style. Sort of Custom Skype for website that displays who is online from your company (of employers / players etc.).

v2 Features (in detail)

  • Choose between additional skype button icons: translated to other languages, actions (skype call me button and other)
  • Visible name and text for showing when button is hovered;
  • Set coordinates and transparency for floating skype button in dashboard;
  • Dynamic Request Timeout to ease server load on high traffic.
  • Display skype status with plain text instead of images;
  • Set initial skype button status to display while true status is unknown (skype servers lagging);
  • In Neat Skype Button widget - choose between Row (skype buttons from left to right), Board (Skype button and visible name in each row) or Integrated (multiple accounts in one button) views;
  • Set skype button action "Map to status" for any account to be able to change it from your PC skype application;
  • Choose Skype button widget style or define new one;