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 Apr 23, 2014 at 22:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @joshthegrate: Go

    That is currently how it is working for me, but I've changed a bit of code in that area. When 3.8.9 is released try that.

    @ZGold92: Go

    Bukkit currently doesn't properly support the new log types in 1.7, which is what that error means. It's best to not have tree looper use them until bukkit adds proper support. BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Unfalsifier, the FalseBook to CraftBook Converter!|Check out my website!

  • Avatar of ZGold92 ZGold92 Apr 23, 2014 at 20:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Seems that the wiki is down.

    Also, I am having some problems with the Lopper extra that is included with CraftBook.

    I am getting an error when I attempt to cut down the 'Dark Oak' trees. Help?

  • Avatar of joshthegrate joshthegrate Apr 23, 2014 at 20:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    i wold prefer named items to seek there own chest and unnamed items to go in its own chest

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 23, 2014 at 08:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @joshthegrate: Go

    Do you want all 3 to go into the EGG chest? Or the named on to go into its own seperate chest? To get them all to go into the EGG chest make it EGG|$IGNORE

    For the other, it is most likely the italic character on the item name that is causing it. If you make it EGG|&oNamed, does that work?

  • Avatar of joshthegrate joshthegrate Apr 23, 2014 at 07:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go here is my video testing, the only item that works the unnamed egg

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 22, 2014 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @joshthegrate: Go

    Yes, write the item like EGG|Name

  • Avatar of joshthegrate joshthegrate Apr 22, 2014 at 18:47 UTC - 0 likes

    is there a way to get to pipes to sort items with costume names, i.e and egg named dog and a egg named cat.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 22, 2014 at 05:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zarkiel7: Go

    Yes, make it "REDSTONE_DUST*10"

  • Avatar of UltrafaceGuy UltrafaceGuy Apr 22, 2014 at 04:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Alright, thank you. Best of luck, I really need this feature ;D


  • Avatar of Zarkiel7 Zarkiel7 Apr 22, 2014 at 04:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to make commanditems consume multiple items for example, if i want it to consume redstone, can i make it consume 10 redstone? if so, how.

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Apr 14, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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