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CraftBook is a heavily customizable plugin that adds a number of new mechanics to Minecraft with no client mods required. As one of Minecraft's oldest mods/plugins, we were the first to bring you Minecraft computers, Redstone ICs, moving bridges, and more! Here's a short list:

  • Modular, and extremely light on your server.
  • Enable features that you need, disable ones that you don't. Even tweak features to your liking.
  • Adds heaps of mechanics that allow you to mimic large portions of FTB/Tekkit with a vanilla client.
  • Redstone ICs (Logic gates, Sensors, Many others)
  • Elevators for your server so people can jump between floors quickly. (Or smoothly, if you choose so)
  • Working cauldrons so players can cook inside them.
  • Your own custom crafting recipes.
  • Hidden switches for players.
  • Togglable areas and bridges.
  • Chairs you can sit on.
  • Working pipes that can transfer items from place to place.
  • Footprints where your players walk.
  • Mobs and players drop their heads.
  • The ability to bind commands to items, with cool-downs, permissions and timers.
  • And much more... (Seriously, check the wiki)

The CraftBook wiki is currently being revamped! Progress can be viewed here! If you find any issues with the wiki (Especially in pages marked 100% of missing), please report them here.

Want to script plugins without knowing Java? Consider CommandHelper. Want to add /homes /warps /tp /bring, etc.? Try CommandBook.

Getting Started


Bukkit is currently required.

  1. Install WorldEdit first. (DON'T FORGET THIS)
  2. Install any other plugins required for specific features you want.
  3. Download CraftBook and copy the .jar into plugins/.
  4. Run your server once to generate the files.
  5. Edit plugins/CraftBook/config.yml to your liking, and enable anything you want to use.
    Note: For optimal performance, only enable what you need. If you are running a version prior to 3.8.1, check the config to see if any features are enabled that you don't want.
  6. Restart the server for the settings to take effect.

You'll have to read the wiki (see below) to find the permissions you need.


For Permissions, Configuration, A list of features and more, check out the wiki

Read the Wiki Chat with Us Report a Bug Source Code

Learning More
  • Project leader: Contact Me4502 on Twitter
  • Lead developers: Me4502, Dark_Arc
  • Project started: On October 22nd 2010 (Bukkit was started January 2011)
  • Use FalseBook? WIP FalseBook to CraftBook Converter:
  • Want CraftBook for singleplayer? Use this mod to allow plugins on SinglePlayer
  • Official Minecraft Server: Come join us at
Quote from metrics:

We use metrics to collect stats! We only collect basic things such as version type, and players online. Visit if you would like to learn more about the stats collected. Go into /plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml to disable stat collecting if you wish.

Quote from auto updater:

We use an auto updater to check for updates! If you wish to disable it, set update-check: false in the config.yml file.

Quote from testimonials:
  • CraftBook is an amazing plugin helping our users build amazing creative structures all over EcoCityCraft. Highly recommend this to other owners/communities. — andrewkm of EcoCityCraft
  • CraftBook is great, we've used it for more than 3 years and we recommend it to everyone. — sawine of MineTown
Thank You

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations (Any donation of $30 or over qualifies you for this list)

Want to support CraftBook yourself? The best way to thank us for working on CraftBook, is to donate. We greatly appreciate it!


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  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Nov 25, 2015 at 22:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @sexypotatofish: Go

    That's due to a limitation in Bukkit/Spigot.

    @Thelastxgamer: Go

    Most likely, yes.

    @Alenomad7: Go

    You can add blocks in the configuration that gates can use. It's in mechanics.yml BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of Alenomad7 Alenomad7 Nov 25, 2015 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin is amazing. But why colored glass doesn't work with gates? Could you please add support for colored glass?

  • Avatar of Thelastxgamer Thelastxgamer Nov 21, 2015 at 18:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it compatible with SlimeFun? That's my favorite mod-esque plugins

  • Avatar of sexypotatofish sexypotatofish Nov 18, 2015 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I really wish this plugin saved NBT tags.

    I want to have an item with the enchanted glare, but without the enchantment text (E.G. "Knockback I"), so I'd use the HideFlags tag, but CraftBook only saves the name and lore, not the NBT tags, which is unfortunate.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Nov 16, 2015 at 21:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @groovybluedog: Go

    If the lever actually toggles, there is either an issue with the redstone circuit its powering, or there is a bug in spigot.

  • Avatar of groovybluedog groovybluedog Nov 16, 2015 at 12:51 UTC - 0 likes

    The hidden switches thing doesn't seem to work; I'm running 1.8.8, and while I can see the button or switch state being changed when I right click the "hidden block", it doesn't actually open the door, for example. Is this intentional or not? I was hoping to make a secret door but I can't. :(

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Nov 01, 2015 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @Dutch_Boy: Go

    That error has to do with a chunk being partially corrupted, which is causing all of those errors.

  • Avatar of Dutch_Boy Dutch_Boy Nov 01, 2015 at 14:35 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Oct 29, 2015 at 21:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Dutch_Boy: Go

    Can you please post the full error, the part you posted is completely unrelated to craftbook.

  • Avatar of Dutch_Boy Dutch_Boy Oct 29, 2015 at 19:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Where the hell is craftbook on spigot? I bought it and its just gone.

    What now?

    I got a error file thats 78574 lines big.

    Starts with

    [16:26:58] [Server thread/WARN]: Wrong location for EntityMinecartRideable[''/347590, l='world1_8', x=302.50, y=63.06, z=1856.21] in world 'world1_8'! [16:26:58] [Server thread/WARN]: Entity is at 302.5,1856.20750000477 (chunk 18,116) but was stored in chunk 18,115

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Aug 15, 2014
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