Chat widget was working but now is not working

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CGordon
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I followed every instruction, clicked every 'next' button and all 'save' buttons to set up the chat flow, and had it working - sending, receiving, data being recorded in contacts, and transcripts being emailed. I was impressed by a very professional addition to my site.

Today, without touching anything, magically it doesn't work anymore. 

I was advised by chat support to add a tracking code. Why would I do this if I didn't add tracking in the first instance when the widget was already working?

Here's my settings: https://www.loom.com/share/93cd4b0ea00d4f6b84852baf39a3539b

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karstenkoehler
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Hi @CGordon,

 

Are you using the HubSpot CMS? In that case, the tracking code is not needed, it is automatically installed. If you're working with a third party system (e.g. WordPress), you have to install it. In that case, it would indeed be mysterious why it was working for some time. (It shouldn't have.)

 

Identifying the cause can be tedious, the best way would be to work through this troubleshooting article: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/conversations/chat-widget-is-not-appearing-on-your-pages

 

Hope this helps!

Karsten Köhler
Freelance Digital Marketing Advisor

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karstenkoehler
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Hi @CGordon,

 

Are you using the HubSpot CMS? In that case, the tracking code is not needed, it is automatically installed. If you're working with a third party system (e.g. WordPress), you have to install it. In that case, it would indeed be mysterious why it was working for some time. (It shouldn't have.)

 

Identifying the cause can be tedious, the best way would be to work through this troubleshooting article: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/conversations/chat-widget-is-not-appearing-on-your-pages

 

Hope this helps!

Karsten Köhler
Freelance Digital Marketing Advisor

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CGordon
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Thanks for your advice Karsten, This was my fault, the chat widget wasn't working because I turned the plugin off to troubleshoot another issue and forgot that I'd turned it off. It's working now.

 

GeorgeThomas
Guide | Diamond Partner

I too am wondering, HubSpot CMS, WordPress? If WordPress and you installed the HubSpot app, that automatically adds the tracking code. If someone then turned off the plugin, the tracking code would be broken and chat would stop.

 

I'm all ears for more info.


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CGordon
Participant

Yes, George, It's a WordPress site and that's exactly what I did. Installed the WordPress plugin, then turned it off and forgot that I'd turned it off.

Human error! - never fails 🙂 Thanks for responding.

GeorgeThomas
Guide | Diamond Partner

@CGordon,

 

Happens to the best of us! That's exactly why I answered the way I did, been there done that! 🤦‍

Have a great time doing some Happy HubSpotting!

 


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