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Thanks to Skype web integration, making a button to show your online status has never been so easier.

Attention, you will also

  • Somehow  loose some privacy as anybody will be able to call you/chat with you
  • Need to change your Skype privacy settings to show your status online learn more

Create your html code Snippet by going to

 

 

Note: the online generator always create call URL, if you want to allow only chat, just alter slightly
the URL, exchange call with chat

<script type="text/javascript" 
src="http://download.skype.com/share/skypebuttons/js/skypeCheck.js">
</
script> <a href="skype:cedric.walter?call">
<
img src="http://mystatus.skype.com/bigclassic/cedric%2Ewalter"
style="border: none;" width="182" height="44" alt="My status" />
</
a>
  1. Copy the code Snippet in an empty file in your Joomla! root. For the example, lets call it
    skypeme.html
  2. In the module manager, create a copy the module 'wrapper', rename the copy to 'skypeme' 
    (or whatever make sense for you)
  3. Edit the 'skypeme'  module settings,
  4. Under "Module Parameters", set the URL to http://yourjoomlasite/skypeme.html
  5. Publish the module

If you need to support multiple Skype account, I recommend you to use one of the extensions at
Joomla extension in online status category.

You can see the result live at the bottom of my page.

 

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