Open Links in SL

Description

Have your links to Second Life© locations, groups, and profiles open in SL from your website.

This plugin is intended as an aid for websites which are created and managed by Second Life© residents. There are many websites like this, and often these community owners run into confusion on how to link their website content (text, images, etc) to the relevant content inside the Second Life© virtual world.

How to use

Simply activate plugin to use. Your published website links to maps.secondlife.com plus world.secondlife.com will automatically open inside of your Second Life© viewer on click.

Example

When you open a profile window in Second Life, you can find the user’s key and also “copy URI”. You will then get something like this:

secondlife:///app/agent/63c3809f-6fe2-4151-aa8d-ab3ce169f01a/about

Take the key 63c3809f-6fe2-4151-aa8d-ab3ce169f01a and put it in this format instead to make a link to it from the web:

http://world.secondlife.com/resident/63c3809f-6fe2-4151-aa8d-ab3ce169f01a

Example link to a location within Second Life:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Pisces/213/132/23

Example link to a group within Second Life:
https://world.secondlife.com/group/d7a76a13-68d0-553f-76b3-851a9a07919f

You still need to make sure these links are set up correctly on your website. In the future this plugin may be released with helper tools to create these links properly, but this is not yet a feature.

FAQ

How do I get a Second Life© viewer?

Second Life© Viewer Download

How do I properly talk about Second Life© on my website?

The Second Life© Brand Center

Does this work for other virtual worlds?

No.

Reviews

October 7, 2021
This has definitely made using links on my website so much easier. Works perfectly. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“Open Links in SL” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

0.8

  • Changed script to allow standard URL get requests, such as ?lang= at the end of the URL.
  • Added encoding to the resulting link for extra security.

0.7

  • Minor changes to plugin info pages.

0.6

  • Working release in beta.
  • Tested on a few SL community-run websites.