Chat Messenger Configuration >= V-2.1
If you want to enable realtime communication feature between your customers and vendors, zCart have all you need to do start with. By default, we preconfigured Pusher Web Sockets for your convenience but you can configure other services as well.
To enable live chat, please navigate to settings configuration basic settings
To have a truly realtime performance you’ll require to configure a third-party service called Pusher.
Pusher is the category leader in realtime communication features that will help to make the communication flowless. The user will not require to reload the page to get new messages on both ends.
Signup and get to the Pusher dashboard and click Get started from the Channels section.
On the next page, click the Create app button and create an app for your marketplace.
cluster to configure API.
Now you have all the values in hand, open the
.env file and update the
PUSHER_APP_CLUSTER with the values, you got from Pusher.
. . . PUSHER_APP_ID= PUSHER_APP_KEY= PUSHER_APP_SECRET= PUSHER_APP_CLUSTER= . . .
You’ve configured the Pusher API. Now change the
BROADCAST_DRIVER to the pusher, so that the system will use pusher API to deliver real-time chat messages.
. . . BROADCAST_DRIVER=pusher . . .