How to Install the Welcomer Plugin on a Rust Server
By Dalton Whalen
When owning a Rust server, you may eventually find the need to spice up your server with welcome messages. This can allow players to stand out or make your server memorable when they join. Introducing Welcomer, a uMod plugin that allows you to add and customize your own welcome messages. From displaying how many players are online to seeing each country a player joins from, Welcomer can breathe new life into a server. Installing and configuring the Welcomer plugin for Rust can be confusing, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.
Downloading the Plugin
- Navigate to the uMod Welcomer plugin page.
- Press the
Downloadbutton in the top-right of the page.
- Save the
Welcomer.csfile to a safe location on your computer.
Once the file is saved, you can proceed with installing the plugin!
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
- Proceed to the
FTP File Accesson the left-hand side.
- Enter the
oxidefolder, followed by the
Uploadin the top-left, then drag + drop the Welcomer.cs into the right side.
- Once at 100%, return to the main panel page and restart the server.
While this plugin will work automatically, you may want to customize some of the settings and options.
To change the default configs for the plugin, you will need to visit the /oxide/config/ folder, then edit the “Welcomer.json” file. Some of these configurations include:
"Message - Welcome - Enabled" - Adjusts whether a welcome message is displayed. "Message - Join - Enabled" - Changes whether a message is displayed when someone joins. "Message - Leave - Enabled" - Adjusts whether a message displays when a player leaves. "Display Players Steam Avatar - Enabled" - Whether avatars appear in each message. "Print To Console - Enabled" - Whether welcome messages appear in the console.
To adjust the default messages, you will need to navigate to /oxide/lang/en/, then edit the “Welcomer.json” file.
Here you can edit the existing messages that are included with the plugin. Simply change the text to whatever is desired, save, then restart the server.
Welcome messages are not appearing:
There are many reasons that this may occur, although it is often caused by the mod not loading up properly. First, visit the main panel page and ensure “Enable uMod Support” is checked. Afterwards, make sure the Welcomer.cs is uploaded directly into the /oxide/plugins folder and not anywhere else. Once this is done, restart the server once again to load it up.
Changing the configurations is not working:
If the customizations are not saving after adjusting them, it often means the server may be interfering and overwriting your options. To counter this, turn off the server completely before editing the config file. Once you have made your desired changes, restart the server once again. If issues still occur, make sure that the formatting of the config remains to keep any quotations or other punctuation.