To get started, go to Codecanyon and download the latest version of the Grupo Chat Script. It should download a single ZIP file.

Important : Before you get started,

  1. Backup your Files
  2. Backup your Database
  3. Make sure your are running PHP version 7.4 or higher. (We recommend using PHP 8.0 or higher)

How to Upgrade Grupo to Latest Version :

  • Decompress the contents of the zip file downloaded from CodeCanyon to a folder on your computer.
  • Decompress “” file & Upload the entire “upgrade” folder [Including the upgrade folder] to the Grupo location on your web server.

     If you are using FTP client – FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.
  • Run the upgrade by accessing the URL in a web browser.

    1) If you installed Grupo in the root directory, you should visit: http://yourwebsiteaddress/upgrade/
    2) If you have installed Grupo in its own subdirectory called chatroom, for example, you should visit: http://yourwebsiteaddress/chatroom/upgrade/
  • Follow the instructions & That’s it! Grupo Pro should now be upgraded to the latest version.
  • Once the upgrade is the complete, Login to Grupo & check Site Roles, Group Roles, Grupo Settings & make changes if necessary.

Having trouble upgrading Grupo ?
Please feel free to contact us anytime. [email protected]. We are always here to help you out!

NGINX/Windows Server
If you are using Grupo with Nginx or Windows Server, you will need to setup Nginx specific rewrite rules or web.config file.

NGINX Rewrite rules

1) If you want to integrate Grupo into the root of your domain :

location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
            location ~ /(fns|pages|include|layouts) {
              deny all;
              return 404;
location ~* /(assets)/(.+)\.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|svg|flv|mp3|jfif|wav|mp4|ogg|pdf|webm|bmp|webp|json|woff|woff2|eot|js|css|map)$ {
              allow all;
location ~ /(fns|pages|include|layouts|assets)/(.+)\.[^\.]+$ {
            deny all;

2) If you placed Grupo files in its own subdirectory

location /subfoldername/ {
               try_files $uri $uri/ /subfoldername/index.php?$args;
location ~* /(subfoldername/assets)/(.+)\.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|svg|flv|mp3|jfif|wav|mp4|ogg|pdf|webm|bmp|webp|json|woff|woff2|eot|js|css|map)$ {
             allow all;
location ~ /(subfoldername/fns|subfoldername/pages|subfoldername/include|subfoldername/layouts|subfoldername/assets)/(.+)\.[^\.]+$ {
           deny all;

Windows Server
Grupo, by default, uses an .htaccess file to manipulate how the web server serves files from your website. However, an .htaccess file cannot be read by a Windows server, so you will need what is called a “web.config” file to do the same things the .htaccess would on Linux servers. Upload the web.config file present in “ReadMe” folder.