3 lightweight chat plugins for wordpress in 2022

3 Lightweight Chat Plugins for WordPress in 2022 (Updated 2023)

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 – 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 2 – 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.

best lightweight chat plugins for wordpress in 2023

Number 1 – Tidio LiveChat WordPress Plugin

Tidio Live Chat is an easy-to-use plugin for WordPress that provides quick installation and reliable performance. Its user-friendly panel allows users to customise and manage their chat settings, making it ideal for both novice and advanced users.

The plugin is also highly optimised for WordPress, which guarantees smooth incorporation with your site. Moreover, it offers a wide variety of features such as automated chat triggers, offline messaging, and the capacity to link with multiple operators at once.

To sum up, Tidio Live Chat is a great solution for those looking for a dependable and efficient chat plugin for their WordPress website. Additionally, it comes with fast and responsive customer service, so you can be sure you will have the assistance you need to make the most out of your plugin.

Honorable Mention:

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.


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.

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