How to embed a free IRC (Internet Relay Chat) chat room on your website

Despite being created in the 80s, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is still the way to go. Lots of free servers, client apps, embeddable clients, automation scripts and more.

I recommend using Kiwi IRC because it’s easy, responsive, looks great (has 4 themes), easy authentication, and more.

Kiwi IRC

  1. Go to https://kiwiirc.com/embedding
  2. Enter IRC server address.   If you don’t know what to put, use: irc.freenode.net
  3. Enter a channel name.   Must start with a # character (e.g. #twat)
  4. Click on “Generate My Code” button.
  5. Copy and paste the generated HTML code into any html document.  (Choose Text mode if using WordPress)

Generated HTML:

And voila:

Or you can choose a different theme when generating the code, for example:

IRC LINKS:

Official Kiwi IRC Site – kiwiirc.com
IRC Search engine – irc.netsplit.de

 

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