A fairly simple, feature-rich plugin that adds some color to a 1.7 server! You can have an image, a code to replace with the player's name, an optional message to people when someone views the server, the player's face for the server image, or just an image from the internet.

Feature list

FULL permission support.

Setting of colored MOTDs for new and old players.

Login MOTD.

Image support and player head support. - So a player's head is displayed as the server image.

Notification for a server ping.


/motd View the various MOTDs REQUIRES PERMISSION motd.check

/setmotd <NewMOTD> Set the MOTD (In-Game) REQUIRES PERMISSION motd.set

/setsystemmotd <NewMOTD> Set the MOTD (For the multiplayer list) REQUIRES PERMISSION motd.setsystem

/setbeforesystemmotd <NewMOTD> Set the MOTD for players who have previously been on the server (Multiplayer list) REQUIRES PERMISSION motd.setsystemafter - I know I got the permission a bit wrong, but it works

/toggleping Toggle the notification for when a player checks the server on the multiplayer list. It will tell you who it was, if they have joined the server with that IP.

/getpingplayer Get the players who are listening for pings. Version 3.0.

/setserverimage <Valid image URL(see below)> Set the 1.7 image for your server - from a URL. Version 3.0 REQUIRES PERMISSION motd.setserverimage - But is actually motd.setserveriage due to a typo and will be fixed soon, so give BOTH permissions for the future.


       description: Use all MOTD commands.
           motd.check: true
           motd.set: true
           motd.setsystem: true
           motd.setsystemafter: true
           motd.checkupdate: true
           motd.setserverimge: true
       default: op
        description: Check the MOTD.
        default: true
        description: Use the setmotd command to change the MOTD.
        default: op
        description: Use the setsystemmotd command to change the MOTD.
        default: op
        description: Use the setsystembeforemotd command to change the MOTD.
        default: op
        description: See, on login, if there's an update available.
        default: op
        description: Use the /setserverimage command
        default: op

Configuration file

A typical configuration file looks like this:

  ingame: '&aWelcome '
  system: '&6&lWelcome '
  systembefore: '&b&lWelcome Back, %player%&b&l! '
  Enabled: true
  faces: true
  mask: false
IP123,123,123,123: oliver276

The 'ingame' is for players when they log-in.

The 'system' is for new players viewing the server on the multiplayer list.

The 'systembefore' is for players that have previously been on the server.The variable %player% will be replaced by the player's name.

The 'AutoUpdate: Enabled' is for the AutoUpdater, true for enabled and false for disabled. Defaults to true.

The 'Image: Faces' is for the server image. If you want the player's face to show up, then enable this. Defaults to true. The 'mask' is for the additional layer on one's face skin and 'faces' needs to be disabled. An example of this is CaptainSparklez's skin.

faces: Faces mask: Mask


The rest is just for the IP storage of players.


Version 3.0

Sets the image of your server.

The image MUST be 64x64 pixels and MUST be obtained from a valid URL.

A few VALID image URLs -


If you look in the plugins/MOTD/, you might see an image.png. Replacing that image with another 64x64 pixel image will also work.

Planned features

1) Integration for banned players - this may not be too reliable though

Please comment for any additional ideas!

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  • Avatar of WarMage100 WarMage100 Jul 23, 2014 at 07:01 UTC - 0 likes
    Thanks a LOT for the plugin. This plugin is awesome! Here is IP so you guys can test how awesome plugin is.
    Last edited Jul 23, 2014 by WarMage100
  • Avatar of JDbossness JDbossness Jul 20, 2014 at 22:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ryex95 Just keep making spaces untill you get it to be 2 lines and fit your needs thats what I did

  • Avatar of Ryex95 Ryex95 Jul 03, 2014 at 12:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I've seen servers with 2 lines of a system motd. How can I add a 2nd line?

  • Avatar of oliver276 oliver276 May 14, 2014 at 14:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @efgh58: Go

    Sorry, but this would require an API, like ProtocolLib, which I am not prepared to do. I might make a separate plugin for this though!

  • Avatar of efgh58 efgh58 May 14, 2014 at 11:28 UTC - 1 like

    You could make that thingie that when you hover over the ping or online players it displays a additional message (like aem servers)

  • Avatar of Nipshu Nipshu Apr 08, 2014 at 13:20 UTC - 1 like

    Can you make new line in this motd plugin?

    BFAK:90925863,79e9b7bb3ee5e5ece997ef91330b532934a6856b94b054e4b368477f6e08311d Owner of Mines of Chaos aka MoCCraft - currently for Estonian player only. Mines of Chaos

  • Avatar of kanoajb kanoajb Apr 05, 2014 at 06:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Works great! Thank you. :)

  • Avatar of Blue_Mustache Blue_Mustache Apr 03, 2014 at 12:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @oliver276: Go

    I will leave you alone. Let's have a friendly rivalry, eh? Let's stop the speculation, and let's build our plugins how we want. Fair competition between our two "businesses", I guess you could say.

    Truce? ;)

    - Blue


  • Avatar of oliver276 oliver276 Apr 03, 2014 at 06:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Alright! Enough! Monkeyboystein you have no right to boast. Before I came along, this project had just about 1k (if even that) downloads. Now it has over 15k.

    But Blue_mustache, we did have the idea for banned players well before 1.7 but I've not implemented it, as it doesn't tie into UUIDs yet.

    So, can you two please take the lengths of rope away from each other's necks without tightening it first.



  • Avatar of Blue_Mustache Blue_Mustache Apr 02, 2014 at 23:10 UTC - 1 like

    Hah! It's funny how you accuse me of stealing ideas. When In fact for months now I had the idea of banned player motds. Yet you recently added this proposal to your plugin page, after you bad mouthed my plugin. I believe that it was very rude of you to come over to my plugin page and accuse me of stealing. The post! My plugin has just over 1.5k downloads. You have almost 14k, yet you have the nerve to then advertise your plugin on my page, and then not respond to my response. I made all my code from scratch, by myself. This was also my first plugin, while you gloat with close to a dozen other plugins. From here on out, I will leave you to your own devices. But, I believe in fair (yet honest) competition. LEAVE my plugin out of this, or you will REGRET it. - Blue

    Last edited Apr 02, 2014 by Blue_Mustache


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