The good people over at Meebo just announced a new service called MeeboMe that lets your visitors chat directly with you on any web page. This isn’t a shoutbox where every visitor can see each other–it’s a direct connection to you, just like an instant messenger. Working together, we built a Meebo widget for WordPress.
If you have a blog on WordPress.com and a widget-ready theme, just go to your Presentation -> Widgets admin page and drop the widget into your sidebar. Then go to meebome.com, get a bit of code and paste it into the widget. Save the changes. As long as you’re logged in at meebo.com, your visitors will be able to chat with you directly!
To kick it off in style, I’ve added the widget to my own blog.
In case your WordPress blog is not hosted on WordPress.com, you can paste the embed code right into a Text widget.