3 Lightweight Chat Plugins for WordPress in 2022

If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, you’ll know it has some excellent features out of the box. Thanks to the thousands of contributors, there are also thousands of extensions that add more functionality. Today we will be looking at some of the best chat plugins for WordPress in 2022 – ones that can add light-weight live chat functionality to your site. We have listed down our top three picks and why they’re great options if you want this feature on your website.

A live chat can be a great advantage if you are just opening your first store on Shopify Ireland for example.

Number 3 – LiveChat WP: Lightweight Chat Plugin

LiveChat WP is a great light-weight chat plugin that can be used to add a live-chat feature to your WordPress site. It can be used in several different ways. It can be used to replace the contact form on your site, allowing visitors to get their questions answered instantly and without having to fill out a form. It can also be used for lead generation purposes by adding a chat widget to your site’s sidebar and letting people start a chat with you directly from there. Last but not least, you can also use it as a customer service feature. With LiveChat WP, you can add a live chat feature to your site with just a few clicks. The plugin’s settings also allow you to customize the chat widget to match your brand’s look and feel.

Number 2 – ClickToChat: Lightweight, Popular Chat Plugin For Whatsapp

ClickToChat is a great lightweight chat plugin that allows you to add a Whatsapp functionality feature to your site. The plugin comes with a single-click installation and settings that allow you to easily customize the chat widget. The plugin lets you add a phone number, which means your visitors can choose to call you if they prefer that to chatting online (for example, our client Ruth Kelly from WalkDublin has this plugin installed). Setting up the chat feature on your site is easy and does not require any coding knowledge. This makes it a great lightweight chat plugin for beginners.

Number 1 – A Lightweight Chat Plugin For WordPress Tawk.To

Tawk.to is one of the best lightest chat plugins for WordPress. The plugin offers an easy to use interface, which means you won’t have to hire a developer to get it installed. Once installed, you can easily customize the chat widget to match your site’s design. You can also select the position you want it to appear at on your site. You can choose between displaying it on your homepage, on a single post, or on a page. The widget also supports various branding options, so you can easily match your site’s visual style. Multiple agents, great user interface and free features makes Tawk.to chat our recommendation.


Now that you know about the chat plugins for WordPress that won’t consume so much resources, next, you’ll learn about the benefits of using them. Live chat is as much about your users as it is about you. They want to be able to just call you up and ask anything they want, but they don’t want to have to fill out a form or sign up for an account first.

Live chat is a great way to answer questions, build relationships, and increase brand engagement and conversions. When implemented properly, it can give your site an engaging and friendly atmosphere, which will make your users feel welcome and comfortable. Live chat is a great way to engage with your users. It can give your site a personal feel, and show them that you care about them and their needs.

Supreme Style is a Crumlin based professional hair salon studio for ladies and gents managed by Wayne Ashmore. Website has booking system which is very handy for clients to choose the service, book the appointment and add the date automatically to calendar with notification. It's convenient for the owner as well due to analytical tools and instant notification about the new booking.


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Sauna Experts is an eCommerce shop selling sauna accessories and home or commercial customised saunas. The shop has loads of features for instance - the estimator can help customers choosing timber per meter square. Nearly 75% of the products on the site have customised attributes, allowing customers to precisely choose the product variation and immediately see the price. Website is ranking very well in Google search results (SEO). The website has safe payment providers and account panel for customer.


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First Name is a baby name consulting agency based in Dublin helping parents make the right decision when naming their newborns. Website has a nice feature - a name generator which works extremely well for their target audience.


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Star Kitchen is a furniture maker company based in Drogheda, Ireland. They specialise in creating bespoke kitchen and bedroom designs. This website ranks incredibly well in Google especially in Drogheda brining the RoI of this company to above average. A beautiful portfolio gallery feature gives a great spectrum of their skills.


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Agness Barber Shop is a professional male and kids barber located in Clane, Co. Kildare. This website ranks TOP 1 in local search, in Clane and Kildare area brining more clients and profits. The website has an online booking feature allowing customers to choose the service, book the appointment along with date and time. Analytics tool are also included for the owner to improve productivity and awareness about income / loss in specific month.


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Vizza Pedro is a Kinsale-based (Co. Cork) fast-food restaurant offering a wide variety of tasty burgers, pizza, and pasta. The website has a smart feature allowing visitors to order the food and self-checkout while the order is being printed out at the same time for the chefs improving organisation and food delivery.

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Pro Craft Roofing is a Dublin-based roofing builder specialising in repairing commercial and domestic roofs. This is a high-competitive business website with video background improving trust and showing expertise.


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Ace Carpet Cleaners is a Dublin-based carpet cleaning company owned by Brian O'Shea. This project has a pretty nice feature in Gallery where customer can compare the before and after Brian's work in real time.


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English Consulting Engineers is a London-based professionals providing a wide range of civil/structural design and structure services to customers. A very eye-catching slider with plenty of informations makes this website unique and high-performing.


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Olivia Naughton is a qualified therapist and counsellor based in Dublin. The website has WhatsApp plugin allowing customers connect to Olivia and ask about the appointment. Google map is installed as well.


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Walk Dublin was established in 2017 by Ruth Kelly to give bespoke walking tours of Dublin where you can learn about the history, culture and architecture of the city. The website has a unique design, Ireland's historic illustrations and booking system allowing visitors book a custom bespoke tour with Ruth.


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Virtual Bingo is a charity project owned by John Hughes and Mark O’Toole who are the hosts and owners of this great idea. Virtual Bingo was born out of the Covid19 Pandemic and the main goal is to raise money while playing bingo for other charities every Tuesday on Facebook Live. Visitors can book the ticket on the website and there is a special counter giving an idea how much time left for the next show.


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Yelverton French Polishing is a single business owned by Martin Yelverton – a professional French polisher based in Dublin who restores wooden furniture and stairs transforming them to their original pristine condition. That was my first real project. The website main feature is a gallery portfolio where visitor can browse the recent Martin's work.

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