plugin:OpenDevForumPage

As a Roblox developer, it is currently impossible to open URLs from the Roblox Developer Forum via plugin.

We have plugin:OpenWikiPage. But we don’t have a plugin:OpenDevForumPage function.

I find plugin:OpenWikiPage completely useless for plugin creators, unless you are a roblox staff, as you cannot create your own page on the roblox wiki. If we can access dev forum pages via plugins, we can do a lot more with the dev forum page.

A good use for this function would be having a ‘help’ button in your plugin that takes you to a tutorial about the plugin upon clicking the button. This can be very handy for complex plugins that new users haven’t used before.

If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my development experience because we can access dev forum posts via plugin.

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Honestly, this is a needed feature. Usually, plugins have a release topic with the version. Meaning, for example, if we have a version number displayed somewhere in our plugin, then we can click it to “read more”, which brings us to the topic.

In addition, it’d be useful to have social media websites TBH. For example, Twitter can be used as a “contact me” button in case a little bug happens, or some minor assistance is needed instead of replying to the topic.

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