How to Add Live Chat in WordPress (for FREE) in 5 Minutes

If you don’t have live chat on your website, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to generate leads and engage your visitors.

More than 40% of customers expect live chat on your website.

And, for customers visiting your website on their mobile devices, this number is as high as 50%!

Having live chat on your website enables you to

  • Engage first-time visitors and convert them into leads
  • Provide real-time support for your customers
  • Deliver world-class experiences online

If you’re looking to add live chat in WordPress, this article (and video) will guide you through the steps to do so.

Here’s a short YouTube video walking you through the step-by-step process on how to add live chat in WordPress:

Create a free HubSpot account

Add live chat in WordPress - Create a free HubSpot account
Create a HubSpot account screen

HubSpot is the best CRM for startups and scaling companies.

With HubSpot’s free plan, you get access to:

  • The ability to organize and manage up to 1 million contacts
  • Add live chat and chatbots to your website
  • Send 2,000 marketing emails
  • Create and manage ads on Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Creating a free account is super simple. All you need to do is visit HubSpot’s website and click “Get HubSpot free”. Then, follow the guided onboarding experience to create your account!

Install the HubSpot WordPress plugin

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Install the free HubSpot WordPress plugin

In order to integrate your HubSpot account with your WordPress website, you’ll need to install, activate, and connect the free HubSpot WordPress plugin.

Once you do those 3 things, your WordPress website will then be integrated with HubSpot!

Create live chat in HubSpot

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Creating live chat in HubSpot

Next, create a live chat in HubSpot.

In order to do that, follow these steps:

  1. Open your HubSpot account
  2. Hover over “Conversations” in the navigation and click “Chatflows”
  3. Click “Create chatflow”
  4. Follow the step-by-step guide to build your live chat.

Confirm live chat is added to your website

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Live chat working on website

Once you’ve completed creating your first live chat in HubSpot, confirm that it is loading on you website.

Once you’ve confirmed that the live chat widget is active on your website, you’re visitors will be able to engage with you in real time!

Install the HubSpot mobile app

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HubSpot’s free mobile app

You may not be in front of your computer on all hours of the day, so the best way to respond to incoming chats is to do it from your mobile device.

HubSpot has a free mobile app for iOS and Android.

Once you install the app on your phone

  • log in to your HubSpot account
  • Open up “conversations”
  • Turn on all notifications

Now you’ll be able to respond to live chats wherever and whenever!

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