LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO CONTINUE THIS PROJECT!!! I've kinda lost interest to bukkit, and I am looking for a professional java developer who would like to become the new developer of BossMessage.PM me if you are interested!

This does not fully work with Spigot snapshot 1.8!

Features title

  • THE MOST POWERFUL, OUTSTANDING BossBar plugin, that allows you to do (almost) ANYTHING on bossbar!
  • Amazing Auto-messager
  • Amazing broadcasting feature
  • Amazing Task-Scheduler (see tutorials)
  • Amazing Events (Welcoming messages, PVP messages etc.) (see tutorials)
  • Up to 64 letters per message
  • Colorcodes
  • Full command support
  • PER-GROUP, WORLD and WORLDGUARD region messages
  • Optional permission support
  • TONS AND TONS of variables!
  • Custom display and interval times per each message
  • Option to pick messages randomly
  • World whitelist
  • Easy config
  • Custom per-message percentage with variables!
  • Write amazing scripts and equations for calculating percentage for EACH player!
  • Online chat support ;)





[without this, the plugin won't work]

Message animator title

  • To make an animated message, you have to make multiple messages with SHOW set to very little (ex: 5), and INTERVAL set to 0. As these messages will quickly rotate, they will allow you to make amazing custom animations, that no other servers ever had before. However doing that can sometimes take a few minutes, and can become a pretty boring process. Thats why I made a nice tool called BossMessage Animator, that will help you easily serialize your imagination into YML config messages, that you will simply copy-paste in your config ;)

    Download message animator


Message Variables:
%player% - Player's name
%rdm_color% - Random color from the list
%online_players% - Amount of online players
%max_players% - Amount of player slots
%world% - Player's world
%server_name% - Server's name
%econ_dollars% - Player's amount of dollars (Vault support)
%econ_cents% - Player's amount of cents (Vault support)
%rank% - Player's rank (Vault support)
%sec% - Seconds left (Only if percentage is "auto")

BossBar Variables:
online_players - number of players online
max_players - number of max players
health - number of player's health (out of 20)
econ_dollars - Player's amount of dollars (Vault support)
econ_cents - Player's amount of cents (Vault support)

*Set your percentage to 'auto', to make percentage reduce automatically, showing how long will the message stay up*


Write your suggestions, and report bugs here:


Celebrating 50,000 downloads, I added BossMessageLive, which allows you to contact me when I am online with a SINGLE IN-GAME command, and chat with me, to report a bug or get help. The advantage of the it is that you no longer have to leave tickets/comments, and wait for hours or even days for me to reply. Instead, you can get help or solve your issue in minutes. This feature does not take ANY extra performance, and is inactive while not in use, so don't worry about it if you are not planning to use it


  • This plugin has an update checker that will automatically notify you about new updates, and allow you to easily download and install them via one command: /bm update, If you wish to disable that, simply set CheckUpdates to 'false' in your config.yml
  • Just like most other bukkit plugins, this plugin uses Metrics to collect some basic anonymous data, such as your bossmessage version, your minecraft version etc. to help me improve the plugin! Here are the stats that are being collected:


Help me please

I put alot of effort and time developing this plugin, and keeping it the BEST bossbar plugin on bukkit dev! Please help me keeping it up, by donating! Thank you.


hawkfalcon - ShockNetwork ( - $10

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PLEASE create a ticket if you have a bug or a suggestion, DO NOT comment it or it will simply be ignored!

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  • Avatar of victor2748 victor2748 Nov 18, 2014 at 22:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @KrustyLv: Go

    You can enable the PVPEvent in the config, and change the message for it. Then take away the permission bossmessage.default from everyone. That should work.

    I am Victor, I am Russian, and I don't give a f*ck about 99% of the things going on around me in this world! Not even guns or vodka!

  • Avatar of KrustyLv KrustyLv Nov 16, 2014 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Great plugin. Is it possible to use this plugin to show player deaths/kills? For example: Dann killed John John died. John killed Dann

    All theese messages on the bar? If there are no kills then show messages.


  • Avatar of victor2748 victor2748 Nov 14, 2014 at 22:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Marium0505: Go

    Yes, i kinda stopped bukkit development, and I'm not up-to-date with whats going on now. Can you give me the link for spigot 1.8, and ill try to update it.

  • Avatar of Marium0505 Marium0505 Nov 13, 2014 at 13:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @victor2748: Go

    What about Spigot? Will be sad if you stopped developing such a great plugin as BossMessage! :|

  • Avatar of BrutalNetwork BrutalNetwork Nov 13, 2014 at 08:03 UTC - 0 likes

    so happy that boss message is working again on 1.8! found a small bug though, when running the cmd /bm broadcast <message>

    it doesnt actually broadcast it, it only has the boss bar do the auto reduce. perhaps im doing something wrong, if not could you please fix it.

    Thank you

    EDIT: I just tested the same thing on 1.7.10 client and it worked fine, so it must be a 1.8 client issue.

    Last edited Nov 13, 2014 by BrutalNetwork
  • Avatar of Dr0lf Dr0lf Nov 02, 2014 at 21:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @victor2748: Go

    It is unfortunate especially as Sponge is very long to come out and we will probably not directly use the time that all plugins are up to date. And it is still possible to put new updates on bukkit (other plugins continue to be updated regularly) :/

  • Avatar of victor2748 victor2748 Nov 02, 2014 at 18:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Justdoitjafri: Go

    multiply your time in seconds by 20, and you will get the ticks.

    @Dr0lf: Go

    Nope, Like mentioned at the top of the page, it will not be updated fro craftbukkit anymore, since bukkit is down. I will continue updating it for Sponge when it will be released.

  • Avatar of Dr0lf Dr0lf Nov 02, 2014 at 01:46 UTC - 0 likes

    No update for 1.7.10 protocol hack 1.8 ?

  • Avatar of Justdoitjafri Justdoitjafri Oct 30, 2014 at 03:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to configure it to count up from seconds to minutes to hours with a command? Real life, not minecraft?

  • Avatar of TylerS1066 TylerS1066 Oct 29, 2014 at 17:29 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm trying to make a bar that shows how much money a player has out of 1 billion I tried doing: econ_dollars/1000000000*100 but it comes up with a error

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Date created
Sep 01, 2013
Last update
Aug 03, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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