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How To Install And Use TitleManager Plugin

Last modified on Jul 8, 2022 in plugins

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TitleManager Plugin

Overview

Your Minecraft server can appear dull in-game because of the lack of personalization and customizable features, which leads owners to find plugins for that. For instance, using the TAB to view the connected players does not have any headers or footers by default. Changing that requires a plugin called TitleManager, which allows you to control the player list among other things such as a scoreboard, actionbar messages, announcements, and welcome title messages. Additionally, adding cool effects like text animation and color changes makes your server’s appearance stand out compared to default Minecraft. Welcoming players and giving them useful information about the server or world will make it as professional as Hypixel through the plugin’s abilities. Our Apex Hosting guide will teach you how to install, configure, and use TitleManager to improve your server’s experience!
 

Server Installation

  1. Head towards the TitleManager’s Spigot page and in the top right, click Download to obtain the plugin.
    TitleManager_Spigot_Download
  2. After downloading the file, proceed to your Apex server panel.
  3. On the left-hand side, locate FTP File Access then login using your panel password.
  4. Once logged in, click on the plugins folder from the list of files and press Upload in the top left corner.
  5. Drag and drop the plugin in the Drop files here to upload area, then wait for the file to reach 100%.
    TitleManager_FTP_Upload
  6. When the upload is completed, restart the server from the panel to begin loading TitleManager.

 

How to use TitleManager

Most of the usage for the plugin is in the configuration file(s), which is a little confusing at first because of the formatting. However, commands are included in the plugin to send specific announcements and messages in-game rather than using the automatic function in the files. Learning how to use the commands and the formatting of the files are required to begin using TitleManager on your Minecraft server.
 

Commands

/tm bc [parameters] (message) - Sends a title broadcast message to every player on the server.
/tm abc [parameters] (message) - Sends a title actionbar message to every play in-game.
/tm sb toggle - Enables or disables the scoreboard from the plugin.
/tm reload - Reloads the entire plugin’s configuration, which is good for applying new changes.

You can learn more about commands and parameters on TitleManager’s official command wiki.
 

Animations

Default text from Minecraft is boring and doesn’t attract attention, but animations make your messages stand out. There are a few options to select from TitleManager, all of them being unique and controlled by you. Setting up animations for your messages in the plugin is difficult, but luckily there is a generator to make that process easier.

TitleManager_Animation_Examples

 

How to Use Animations

  1. Head over to TitleManager’s generator here, then select an Animation Type to the left.
    TitleManager_Generator_Animation_Types
  2. Once you found the one you want, type your text in the Animation Input field.
  3. Afterward, you can edit the Speed (ticks) and other options depending on the animation you selected.
  4. To the right, click Generate when you’re finished designing your animation.
  5. Press Static Output and copy the contents, then navigate to your server panel.
    TitleManager_Generator
  6. On the left-hand side, click FTP File Access and login using your password.
  7. Next, enter into your plugins folder and then click TitleManager.
  8. Inside of the animations folder, you can press New File in the top left for your animation.
  9. Name the file accordingly, then paste your generated animation into the file and click Save.
    TitleManager_Animation_File_Example

 

You can now use the animation in the plugin! The filename you created is the animation’s name, which can be used in other configuration files with TitleManager. The format of the animation value once created is ${filename}, so if the file was named “apex-welcome” then the value is ${apex-welcome}. Down below is an example of a default animation.

TitleManager_Animation_Config_Example

 
You can learn more about animations on TitleManager’s official animation wiki.
 

TitleManager Configuration

TitleManager_In-game_Showcase

Applying any changes to TitleManager requires you to access its configuration file. You use that to implement animations, custom messages, tablist design, scoreboard changes, and other neat features.

  1. On the server panel to the left-hand side, click FTP File Access and login.
  2. Navigate to your plugins folder, then enter into the TitleManager directory.
  3. After that, press Edit to the right of the config.yml file.
  4. You can now search in the file to locate what features you want to implement or change.

 
All the features are split up into their respective categories and sections in the file. Down below are the in-game examples of what they look like and where to find them in the file for editing.
 

Tablist

TitleManager_Tablist_Ingame_Example

One of the best features TitleManager offers is controlling the TAB or player list. You can use that to display your server’s name, the world’s time, online players, and other information. Inside of the config.yml file, that’s located in the Player List section, which has a header and footer subsection.
 

Welcome Title

TitleManager_Welcome_Title_Ingame_Example

When a player joins the server, they see this title message. If a brand new player joins, then a similar message appears too. You can begin editing that in the file’s Welcome Title section. As a note, the title and subtitle settings are what controls the message that appears normally to players. Everything under the first-join option is for users that newly joined.
 

Welcome Actionbar

TitleManager_Welcome_Actionbar_Ingame_Example

A player that joins the server for the first time receives this message, and when they join back later on a new message will appear too. This is configurable in the Welcome Actionbar section of the plugin’s file. The title setting is what displays for players and the first-join option is for brand new users.
 

Scoreboard

TitleManager_Scoreboard_Ingame_Example

Another wonderful feature from TitleManager is the scoreboard functionality, which can display the player’s username, ping, money, server’s name, and other useful information. You can control that in the Scoreboard section of the file. The title option is the server’s name line, while everything else is the contents of the scoreboard.
 

Announcements

Just like the Welcome Title, these are title messages that appear in-game but at specific times. They are located in the Announcer section of the config.yml file. It has two styles of announcements, titles and actionbars. You may change them accordingly and add more if you want.
 

Conclusion

TitleManager allows you to fully customize your Minecraft server from all the available options it has. You can edit the tablist, scoreboard, announcements, and welcome messages. All of that is done through the configuration file of the plugin in the FTP panel. If you want to make your server look fancier, then using the animation generator is a wonderful tool for that. You can create new files for animations in the plugin’s folder, then implement them throughout the main config file. This plugin allows you to welcome players in titles with custom messages and animations, actionbar announcements for restarting the server, and other uses. You now know how to use TitleManager and all the unique features it has to offer, so we wish you the best of luck and enjoy your Minecraft experience!
 

Useful Links

TitleManager Placeholders
TitleManager Animations
TitleManager Scripts
TitleManager Commands
TitleManager Generator

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