The Social Media Buttons Plugin enables you to display social media buttons (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and your project Website) on the Title Screen, each of which opens the corresponding website in a new window.
You can also use the plugin to send players to a website in-game via events with a simple Plugin Command.
The plugin is written with RMMV Version 1.6+ in mind, but it might still work in older versions from 1.3 onwards.
Each one can be toggled on or off and will display dynamically centered on the bottom of the Title Screen. When a button is disabled (toggled OFF in the settings), the buttons will reposition accordingly.
NOTE: If playing in a browser, the URL might not open if you have a popup blocker, so make sure you allow it. In Windows versions, a new window will open to display the website.
Full instructions are available in the Social Media Button Help file, as it’s too long to place here.
There has, however, been a report of conflicts (notably with some of Yanfly’s plugins), but I haven’t been able to replicate any errors.
Conflicts may occur with Yanfly’s External Links Plugin. The Social Media Buttons uses a separate internal URL parser, so there really shouldn’t be any conflicts.
NOTE: It used to contain a showurl url command, but that was removed and is now integrated into the QEngine plugin (coming soon).
¶ This video is now out-of-date and does not include Pinterest, which was added in Version 1.7. An updated video (and tutorial) will be uploaded soon.
The download file has been temporary disabled. The new Version 3.0 will be uploaded as soon as its beta-testing is completed. Thanks to all beta-testers who have offered feedback and pointers.
- Dynamic popup blocker alerter
- Allow manual positioning of button block (to top left, top right, etc.)
- Add mouse-over effects for icons??
Because Google+ shut down in March/April 2019, all references to Google+ were removed in the updated version.
Note: After v2.0, I’ll no longer actively update the plugin due to the way that most social media sites use their APIs and SDKs. While it IS possible to share an in-game screenshot and content from within MV, it’s not as easy as it may sound.
This isn’t necessarily from a developer’s perspective, but from the end-user perspective. I don’t want to over-complicate things, so will be keeping it simple and "as is": Promote and share your site on some of the most popular social media sites. And that’s it!
So based on that same principle, I decided to add a separate block on the Title Screen to contain Otherworld‘s Twitter account and official blogsite, as well as RPG Maker Times Facebook page, rather than putting them in the main menu – to declutter it. I then adapted it for more general use.
Credit "Companion Wulf" or "RPG Maker Times" if using this plugin in your projects.