LMGTFY | send clickable lmgtfy and search engine links in chat 1.4.0

Adds a /lmgtfy and a /google command (+5 other search engines) for all these annoying questions...

  1. Nikl
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    Source Code:
    @CanMengLo (configurable shortener)

    Let Me Google That For You

    If you don't know what the name means click here, i'll show you ;)

    Main command
    ➳ /lmgtfy <query>
    Default alias:
    ➳ /lmg <query>
    ➳ /lmg whatever you want to google comes here

    Using this command will create a lmgtfy-link (optionally shortened). After successful creation the issuing player will be send a message containing two clickable parts:

    (1) Click to send the link in chat
    (2) Click to open the link yourself

    When the player clicks on (1), he will send a configurable message in chat, containing a click event for everyone else to open the link with. This action can be configured to have a cooldown.

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    More commands
    To skip lmgtfy.com and search in google directly:
    ➳ /google <query>
    ➳ /google this search will be done directly in google.com

    There also are:
    ➳ /baidu
    ➳ /yahoo
    ➳ /bing
    ➳ /duckduckgo
    or /ddg
    ➳ /yandex

    Main command settings
    In the configuration file you can customize the lmgtfy links to search in yahoo, bing or duckduckgo instead of google.

    Shortening of the links
    The used link-shortening service can be customized in the configuration file. There are some examples listed, but you can use any service you find. Shortening makes the links look nicer and they do not show directly, that they link to lmgtfy.com. If the shortening fails, the full link will be used by the plugin.
    ➳ By default the free shortening service is.gd by will be used. This service has rate limits!
    ➳ You can opt out shortening in the configuration file.

    To use any of the commands you need to have the permission lmgtfy.use. It is given to all players by default.

    LMGTFY is on bStats.

    All messages can be customized in the language file.
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Recent Reviews

  1. AndyYu
    Version: 1.1.1
    Support other search engines will be difficult, cuz there are too many search engines, with different languages.
    people in English speaking countries prefer Google, Chinese prefer Baidu.com, Japanese prefer Yahoo, Russian prefer Yandex...
    1. Nikl
      Author's Response
      It should actually be pretty easy to support all of them for direct searches. Support them over lmgtfy might be possible too. I'll look into it.
      Thanks for the review :)
  2. humanminecraft
    Version: 1.1.1
    this is ok plugin. plugin it works ok on my server. thanks for you for making it. support for other engines of search?
    1. Nikl
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the review :)

      Could you tell me (in the discussion please...) what is missing for 5 stars? Support for other search engines is planned. Also for other shortening services.
  3. kixmc
    Version: 1.1.0
    Good and fun plugin to have. Missing 1 star because there are some minor message issues, for instance if a player that's opped types /google or /lmgtfy with no args it says you don't have permission but works fine if you add your args after. When clicking send to chat after a lick was made there's an extra space before it says "Click Here" in blue. Even know I think you said you can customize the messages, the click here and stuff should be fixed right upon installation so the user doesn't have to do it themselves.

    Anyways, good plugin. I'll definitely be using it!
    1. Nikl
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your review :)

      Your problems are resolved in version 1.1.1
  4. loidsemus
    Version: 1.0.0
    Oh so you read that forum post too huh? (: I was in the making of this but darn you sniped me! :(
    1. Nikl
      Author's Response
      Just posted in the thread ^^ I really liked the idea and was quite bored...