Chord Connect

Description

Chord Connect.

A Video Community for your entire team on your own website.
Experience the highest quality video chat, no downloads required. Just send your personal video link to friends and family, and you’re off!

Features

Video Chat on Your Own Domain

Powerful video chat with your friends or colleagues in a dedicated space on your own domain. Send private or group messages.

Screen and Video Sharing

Walk your guests through anything through screen share, or watch videos together. Anything is possible in your room.

Set your Room Preferences

Set your room to open for guests to freely join your room or swap up your preferences to limit access as you please.

Always be aware with notifications

Never keep your guests waiting with SMS and email notifications – incoming call? New message? Don’t worry, you’ll be first to know.

Connect with your team through Directory

Directory enables people inside or outside of your company to connect quickly and easily with your team. Beautiful privacy controls makes your about us page feel like a dinosaur 🦕.

Outbound video calls (via the Connect tab)

People are notified by SMS and can jump right into a meeting regardless of which device or operating system.

Benefits

+ No need to create a lengthy URL that everyone will 
  forget. Participants will always visit the same 
  location on your domain.
+ You can promote your Chord Connect location along 
  with your other social media.
+ Chord Connect works on desktop, tablet and mobile 
  devices.
+ Our app doesn’t require user downloads. Just open 
  your favorite browser and go.
+ Chord Connect is supported on every popular browser 
  including: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera and 
  Explorer.

Screenshots

  • A video community for your website.
  • Share your screen within your room.
  • Set room preferences and control user access.
  • Always be aware with SMS notifications.
  • Connect with your team through directory.
  • Initiate outbound video calls.

Installation

INSTALL Chord Connect FROM WITHIN WORDPRESS

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and
    select Add New
  2. Search for Chord Connect
  3. Click the Install Now button and wait until it
    says Activate
  4. Click Activate

INSTALL Chord Connect MANUALLY

  1. Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/chord-connect/
  2. Download the plugin and extract the Chord Connect folder from the .zip file.
  3. Upload the Chord Connect folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the Chord Connect plugin through the Plugins menu in the WordPress dashboard

FAQ

How can I invite specific guests to a meeting?

  1. Go to your personalized Chord Connect URL.
    1. Click on the ‘Connect’ Tab on the right panel.
    2. Enter in one or more guests.

For each guest you can:

“Invite by Mobile” in which case they will receive an invite via SMS text.
“Invite by Email” in which case they will receive an invite via email.
Click the green phone icon to join the meeting and wait for guests to arrive.

How can I hold an open meeting?

  1. Go to your personalized Chord Connect URL.
    1. Click on the ‘Settings’ Tab on the right panel and
      make sure “Open Room” is selected.
    2. Simply send your personalized Chord Connect URL via
      email, text, calendar invite.
    3. Click the green phone icon to join the meeting and
      wait for guests to arrive.

How do I invite chat with someone in my room?

You can send text messages to any individual in a room or to the whole group.
Within your room, click the Chat icon on the bottom left corner.
Select an individual to send a private message or “everyone” to message all of the participants.

How do I control who can access my room?

  • There are four main access controls for your room. You will see an indicator at the top of the screen to show whether the room is open or closed.

Open Room
Any visitor who lands on your page will immediately join the Meeting. You do not have to be available or even present for them to do so.

Open Room with PIN
Visitors will have to verify themselves via a PIN. Once they have verified themselves, they will immediately join the Meeting. You do not have to be available or even present for them to do so.

Closed Room
If you are available, visitors who land on your page will have to “call” you in order to be accepted into the Meeting. If you are unavailable or away, they have the option to leave you a message.

Closed Room with PIN
Visitors will have to verify themselves via a PIN. Once they have verified themselves, and you are available, they can “call” you in order to be accepted into the Meeting. If you are unavailable or away, they have the option to leave you a message.

How can I control my audio settings?

  • You can mute or unmute yourself at any time by clicking the microphone icon next to your avatar or at the bottom of the screen.
  • You can also adjust any audio settings, such as choosing which microphone you want to use, by clicking the up arrow to the left of the microphone icon on the bottom of the screen.

How can I control my video settings?

  • You can turn on or off your web camera at any time by clicking the camera icon next to your avatar or at the bottom of the screen.
  • You can also adjust any video settings, such as choosing which camera you want to use, by clicking the up arrow to the right of the camera icon on the bottom of the screen.

How can I share my screen?

  • If one or more participants is in the room any guest can share their screen, by clicking the “Share Screen” icon on the bottom left.
  • A window will pop up asking you which screen to share.
  • If you have multiple monitors you can choose to share which monitor you want to share.
  • Or you can share a specific window such as a browser window or an application
  • While sharing your screen a small bar will show reminding you that you are sharing your screen. You can stop sharing at any time by clicking the “Stop Sharing” button.

Why am I not seeing the share screen or share video icons?

There must be at least two participants in a room for these icons to appear.

How can I share a video?

  1. If one or more participants is in the room any guest
    can share a video (from YouTube or Vimeo), by
    clicking the “Video” icon on the bottom left.

    1. A window will pop up where you can paste the YouTube
      or Vimeo URL. Then click “Share”.
    2. Once the video is shared you can control the video
      using all of the video’s normal control (Play, Pause,
      etc.)

To stop sharing the video, just click the green “Stop Video” icon on the bottom left.

How can I send text messages?

  1. Click the “Chat” icon on the bottom left.
    1. Choose whether the person you want to send a private
      message to or click “Everyone” to send a public message to the whole group.

You can close the chat window by clicking the green icon on the bottom left.

How often is Chord Connect updated?

We will make periodic updates based on feedback we get from our users.

Reviews

There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Chord Connect” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Chord Connect” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial release.

1.0.1

  • Improvements to the plugin activation flow.

1.0.2

  • Further improvements to plugin activation flow.

1.0.3

  • Further improvements to plugin activation flow.

1.0.4

  • Added more useful post-activation messaging.