Adding a Who's Chatting Box to phpBB

1) Login to your FTP account and locate the templates/subSilver subdirectory of the phpBB2 document root. If you are not using the subSilver template, then identify the directory of the template that you are using.

Now, you will need to edit the index_body.tpl file within the "subSilver" template (or whichever template you are using). I recommend that you open this file in an advanced text editor like TextPad, but not Windows Notepad (or anything made my Microsoft, for that matter).

2) Scroll down to around line 50 and locate the following text:

<table width="100%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" border="0" class="forumline">
<tr>
<td class="catHead" colspan="2" height="28"><span class="cattitle"><a href="{U_VIEWONLINE}" class="cattitle">{L_WHO_I\
S_ONLINE}</a></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="row1" align="center" valign="middle" rowspan="2"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/whosonline.gif" alt=\
"{L_WHO_IS_ONLINE}" /></td>
<td class="row1" align="left" width="100%"><span class="gensmall">{TOTAL_POSTS}<br />{TOTAL_USERS}<br />{NEWEST_USER}\
</span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="row1" align="left"><span class="gensmall">{TOTAL_USERS_ONLINE} &nbsp; [ {L_WHOSONLINE_ADMIN} ] &nbsp; [ {L\
_WHOSONLINE_MOD} ]<br />{RECORD_USERS}<br />{LOGGED_IN_USER_LIST}</span></td>
</tr>
</table>

Then, do the following modifications:

You can tweak the height parameter of the <iframe> tag to adjust the height of the userlist.

This is how the table should look after the modifications:

<table width="100%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" border="0" class="forumline">
<tr>
<td class="catHead" colspan="2" height="28"><span class="cattitle"><a href="{U_VIEWONLINE}" class="cattitle">{L_WHO_I\
S_ONLINE}</a></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="row1" align="center" valign="middle" rowspan="3"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/whosonline.gif" alt=\
"{L_WHO_IS_ONLINE}" /></td>
<td class="row1" align="left" width="100%"><span class="gensmall">{TOTAL_POSTS}<br />{TOTAL_USERS}<br />{NEWEST_USER}\
</span>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="row1" align="left"><span class="gensmall">{TOTAL_USERS_ONLINE} &nbsp; [ {L_WHOSONLINE_ADMIN} ] &nbsp; [ {L\
_WHOSONLINE_MOD} ]<br />{RECORD_USERS}<br />{LOGGED_IN_USER_LIST}</span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="row1" align="left"><iframe height="100" frameborder="0" src="FlashChat/info_embedded.php" style="width: 10\
0%; margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" border="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></td>
</tr>
</table>

3) Save the changes, and point your browser to your phpBB home page.

4) Scroll down to the bottom of the page. You should see something like this: