Inbox (VX) widget
The Inbox (VX) widget enables the Direct messages functionality in Voxel.
This widget is recommended to be added in the Inbox template which you can find under General templates
About direct messages
Direct messages in Voxel can happen between users and between a user and a post.
- Instant messages (Real time)
- Supports user to user and user to post messages.
- Seen indicator
- Supports attachments
- Quick access to media library
Depending on the scenario, users get a slightly different view of the inbox
Perspective from a user messaging another user
Perspective of a user messaging a post.
Perspective of the post author replying on behalf of their post.
Styling the widget
The Inbox widget includes comprehensive styling settings that let you customize it and match your site’s styling
Settings related to Direct messages
- General settings
- Post type specific settings
To add the message button on posts and user profiles you can use the Action List (VX) widget
The widget includes two actions related to Direct messages:
- Message post: Can be used for individual posts
- Message post author: Can be used in user profiles
As part of the User bar (VX) widget, there’s a Messages component which can be useful to display recent messages in the site header