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How To Add A Skype “call Me” Button To Your Website
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How to Add A Skype “call Me” Button to Your Website

Adding a Skype “Call me” button requires inserting a small piece of text onto your page. This should be not much more than a “cut and paste” exercise. Modifying your website is usually the easiest issue with this process. You need to consider that you are effectively adding a “telephone mechanism” to your website that needs answering at the time of the enquiry. That could be at any time. You may have multiple languages to consider too. So you may need multiple buttons on the same page for different languages. The code involved is a small amount of html and javascript, although you do not need to know anything more technical than that.

You need to have a Skype account first. Just visit the Skype website to get one. Then you need to be able to edit your web content. If you can not do this then it is something your web designer will need to do. Alternatively most web content editors will enable you to do what is required. If you do need professional services then because this is quick and easy it should not be expensive.

Why should you do this?

According to the Skype CEO Tony Bates there are over 250 million Skype users connected each month. Skype users are everyone, from large corporates to private individuals in all languages worldwide. So if you offer a telephone based service then sign up for a Skype account. You can add this account to your website. If someone visits your site who is a Skype user and clicks on your “Skype Call Me” button or link, then their PC/device starts a call using the Skype network to your Skype “number”. This is a brilliant service as it puts your site visitor in touch with you immediately.

There are two different types of Skype “Call me” buttons that you can add to a page.

(a) Call me

(b) Show my status

For the purposes of this article only “Call me” will be included. The code consists of a small amount of javascript followed by a single html tag.

Javascript

You can get the javascript from the Skype website. Search for “Get a Skype button”. However all you need is the following:-

The code is a “script” tag. The tag itself consists of two settings.

1. type=”text/javascript”

2. src=”http followed by :// followed by download.skype. followed by com followed by /share/skypebuttons followed by /js/skypeCheck. followed by the letters js and then terminated with a “

This is immediately followed by the end script tag “/script”.

Html

The html is an “a” link tag. The tag itself consists of two settings.

1. href= This is where you define your skypeid. The value starts with skype: Then you add your skypeid followed by a questions mark ? and then the word call. This enter value is wrapped in double quotes.

2. onclick=”return skypeCheck();” Copy this information and do not change it.

After the initial a tag, there is the text “Call using Skype”. You can change this to whatever you want, add an image if you want, using the img tag.

The final part of the html is the end “/a” tag.

Save your page changes and upload online. Normally I would suggest testing using all major browsers. However, this code works in all browsers so testing in only one should be sufficient. You only need to make sure that your “text and/or image” appears ok and then link works. Don’t forget to test by asking someone you know who uses to skype to visit your page and Skype call you.


Street Talk

Thanks for the info!

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  about 9 years ago

Your welcome. Sorry that I could not hve been more detailed. I will have a separate site with page links which will have full code snipets for cutting and pasting soon. Not possible on StreetArticles so had to "fudge" it a bit.

Reply
  about 9 years ago
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