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Visitors Online
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Visitors Online for Magento 1

Shows a block with number of online visitors on the site.

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Visitors Online is a free Magento extension that allows store owners to add a block indicating number of visitors on the site. To embed the extension on the site one only needs to insert the block through CMS - visitors online information would appear immediately. Let your shoppers know they are not alone ;)


Clear the store cache under var/cache and all cookies for your store domain. This step eliminates almost all potential problems. It's necessary since Magento uses cache heavily.

  1. Backup your store database and web directory.
  2. Download and unzip extension contents on your computer and navigate inside the extracted folder.
  3. If you use a different from default theme - be sure to rename folders app/design/frontend/default/default and skin/frontend/default/default to your store's values. Depending on the module, either or both directories may not exist in the package, no need to create them in this case. Using your FTP client upload app and skin directory to your store root.

That's all, the installation is complete now. You can proceed to the Configuration section.


Insert next line into necessary layout files where you want to display number of visitors online: <block type="visitorsonline/visitors" name="visitorsonline_visitors" template="visitorsonline/visitors.phtml"/> Also you can use CMS to insert block with number of visitors online. In this case please use next line: {{block type="visitorsonline/visitors" template="visitorsonline/visitors.phtml"}} Also you can create your own layout file with such content: <?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
  <!--Default layout, loads most of the pages-->
      <reference name="left">
        <block type="visitorsonline/visitors" name="visitorsonline_visitors" template="visitorsonline/visitors.phtml"/>
This is an example of using our module which inserts the block with number of visitors online into the left column of default layout. The file name should be visitorsonline.xml and it must be placed in app/design/frontend/default/default/layout/.

It increase the trust of the site

Review by alex | Nov 3, 2014

My opinion and analysis, such data increases the credibility and trust of the site in the eyes of users.


Review by Mage | Oct 2, 2014

Perfect for which I want


Review by Christos | Jul 9, 2014

Easy to install, and it just works. Great work guy'z


Review by Nawfal | Nov 30, 2013

Very useful and easy to use extension. Thanks.


Review by Celia | Nov 19, 2013

Great free stuff and a fast and helpfull customer service!

Good extension

Review by Sam | Nov 18, 2013

Works like a charm and it is FREE! Thanks

A great module for high traffic sites utilizing group sales.

Review by Joshua Jarman | Sep 29, 2011

A great module for high traffic sites utilizing group sales.
We are planning on using this module on a magento store that implements live chat and groupon like group sales/discounts.
Thanks AheadWorks!!!

This is very Nice Extension.

Review by jasbant | Sep 5, 2011

Good Extension for magento site


Add random minimum range

Review by Izzo | Aug 1, 2010

I agree with previous comment. By its self, it could be decrease user comfort if no one else is online at the time. If I can tell it to display a minimum random number of users online between 21 - 28 (and maybe even a time of day minimum so 1am - 5 am shows a lower range)

Another great feature would be to have a "see who's shopping right now" which would display the profile name (or first name, last initial) for customers that are logged in and "anonymous" users or "not logged in users".

Combine those two together and you have a winner!

Great module

Review by Ricky | Aug 12, 2009

Works perfectly, could be further improved by allowing admin to set a minimum number to display on the site. Ie if you had 2 people browsing your site then it renders this module useless as it is not going to give them much comfort in purchasing from the site. However if you the set minimum to say 10 then it would display 12 users on line which would give the potential customer more confidence in making a purchase from the site.

Works like a charm

Review by Compuland | Aug 4, 2009

Just wanna say tnx a mill.

Easy to install, and it just works. Great work guy'z


Review by mejdi | Jun 12, 2009

easy to install and it worked great!

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