Quick Messages Plugin

hey @angus fantastic plugin. Just wondering if you know of any way to move the icon in between the search and hamburger icons in the header? I’ve already tried this

but when I look in the CSS, it’s simply listed under “header-dropdown-toggle”. Have already tried

li.header-dropdown-toggle { 
  order: 2 !important; 

and just

header-dropdown-toggle { 
  order: 2 !important; 

However, that won’t work either. Do you know if there’s any solution to this?

li.header-dropdown-toggle won’t work, because it’s not unique to the Quick Messages icon. It’s shared with the search and hamburger menu as well.

The first element that’s unique to Quick Messages is inside that <li>: the <a> element which has an id #toggle-messages-menu. As you already saw, it’s the <li> elements you want to rearrange (as do I).

But unfortunately, since CSS won’t allow you to select a parent based on a child of that parent, I think we’re stuck with either devising a javascript solution; or waiting to see if Angus will add class or id to the <li> element, or add a setting to the plugin.

Hi @angus, I just discovered this plugin, and grateful for it so far.

Running into a few issues/concerns with the new message indicator bubble:

  1. It displays like this, even with all my custom CSS commented out:
  2. When a new PM is received, or is read, the indicator over the avatar updates normally, but the QM indicator does not change until after refresh. For messages that have been read, this is irrespective of whether the message was read in QM or in regular messages page.

I didn’t see this mentioned earlier in the topic. Is (2) how the plugin is supposed to work, or is this a bug?


Hello there Angus,

Just a quick question I guess the answer is yes. Are watched words triggered with this plugin?

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Thanks, great plugin!

If you add all the forum groups into one message, disable email alerts and force the header icon it makes a pretty decent shout box.

I’m experiencing an inconvenience using this plugin: more often than not the message count in the header shows an unread message even though I don’t have any unread messages.
This was reported by some users and I’m seeing it too.

Hello angus!
I wanna add button Message to sidebar menu mobile layout.
What “url” can i add to this @angus ?
Thank you!

I am also having the same issue. :confused:

This emoji button is also not clickable, why is that? :confused:


Hey guys, I’ll give this plugin some love soon. Hopefully next week. Thanks for your patience :slight_smile:


Thank you, :heart: I really like this plugin pls update it soon I ll be waiting. Thank you for your great work. :heart_eyes: :heart: :grinning:

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Pls also if possible can add typing … feature? :grinning:

This issue is still same :confused:

Just a quick bug report On tablet view images in messages seem not to have any max-height or max-width css, hence it’s blown out here:

now nothing showing



This issue is still the same no changes till now.:confused:

Hey ! Is this plugin still updated ?

It seems the author is not interested in this plugin anymore and this should be moved in the broken plugin.

@moderators??? Why this plugin is still not moved in the broken plugin? Clearly, the author doesn’t care about this plugin and don’t want to maintain it.

Yes, I’m afraid I haven’t had the time to maintain this one. I may breathe life into again later in the year, but it is currently broken. I’ve moved it to #plugin:broken-plugin.


Is there a good alternative to this?