How to add a WeChat chat button to WordPress - Step-by-step guide

Ruben Buijs

Aug 22, 2022 · 3 minutes

With the rising number of smartphone users and the increasing popularity of social media apps, it’s becoming easier than ever to stay in touch with friends, family, and acquaintances. WeChat is one such app that has seen phenomenal growth over the past year and is now used by more people than Twitter. Here are some options on how to integrate WeChat with your WordPress blog to improve user engagement and build community.

What Is WeChat?

WeChat is an instant messaging, social networking and mobile payment platform created by Tencent. It was originally released in China in 2011, but has since expanded to other countries in Asia and beyond. As of April 2018, it had over 854 million monthly active users (MAUs), up from 535 million at the end of 2017. WeChat is a free app that lets you chat with friends, send text messages, share photos and videos and play games. You can also buy things with your WeChat wallet or contact a store and make purchases directly from your mobile device. WeChat has features similar to other social media platforms like Facebook where users can create groups and group chats, post status updates and share images on the feed. But WeChat is more than just another social media platform; it's a way for businesses to build a community around their brand, increase engagement on their blog or website, reach new customers, etc.

Why Would You Want to Integrate WeChat and WordPress?

WeChat is a great communication platform for businesses because it’s one of the most popular apps in China with more than half a billion daily active users. Because of this, WeChat offers plenty of opportunities for businesses to work together, share content, and grow their audience. So why would you want to integrate WeChat with your WordPress blog? Well, there are many reasons. First off, integrating WeChat with your WordPress blog gives you better opportunities to engage your audience. It lets you build a community among your followers and starts conversations that could benefit your business in the future. It also helps you achieve your business goals like making sales or promoting new products. Integrating WeChat can also improve user engagement on your blog and increase traffic to your website through enhanced social media sharing functionality. Just think about how much time and energy you could save by adding WeChat into the mix!

How to add a WeChat chat to WordPress for free?

The first step is to sign up for a WeChat account. If you don’t have one, install the WeChat app on your phone. Then, open the WeChat app and tap Sign Up > Sign up with mobile > choose your region code, enter your mobile, and set a password.

The next step is to let your users know how they can find your WeChat account on your website and blog. You can opt for any of these methods:

There are two methods:

  1. Ask people to add you to their WeChat (simple)

  2. Integrate with WeChat chats using Boei (simple)

1. Ask people to add you to their WeChat

You can share your WeChat ID or phone number with people that visit your website.

Your website visitors need to add you to their WeChat account and then can chat with you.

2. Integrate WordPress and WeChat chat using Boei

Boei lets your customers chat with you via their favorite channels like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Slack, Telegram, and many other chat channels.

When you set up WeChat on Boei, it will look like this:

In Boei, you can create a new (so-called) helper for WeChat. Here you can upload your WeChat QR-code.

This is how you create the helper in Boei:

Next to WeChat, you can also add many other channels (like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger chat or Telegram, see here). Or even an embedded contact form and newsletter subscription.

Boei is super easy to install, 👉 Boei plugin on

Also, Boei is super lightweight and does not need to use a heavy Javascript library.


With the help of this article, you are now able to add WeChat to your WordPress website and benefit of more leads.

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Ruben Buijs

I am the founder of Boei. I employ a decade of consulting experience from Ernst & Young to help you connect with more leads on autopilot. Boei turns visitors into solid leads. Outside of work, I love cycling and some occasional gaming :)