CraftBook 4 is in the design phase! Fill out this survey to help us work out what the community wants!

For 1.8 Spigot, see if you wish to support us! Here ($2.50), alternatively Here (Free), which is free.

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 vallan0125 vallan0125 Jan 25, 2015 at 14:41 UTC - 0 likes

    dose it work in 1.8?

  • Avatar of adw123 adw123 Jan 24, 2015 at 09:04 UTC - 0 likes


    Still not working.

    Tried these three options.

    &fDurability: 1688\/\1688
    &fDurability: 1688\/1688
    &fDurability: 1688/\1688

    Can you please provide me a tested, working example?

    Thank you.

  • Avatar of Vivi_Coral Vivi_Coral Jan 23, 2015 at 17:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Brill, the Spigot 1.8 version works. Thank you! :)

  • Avatar of DrkMatr1984 DrkMatr1984 Jan 23, 2015 at 04:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Thanks! Sent ya $5.00 as a thank you with the donate button at the top of the page! It's not much, but perhaps it will buy ya a beer or make a small difference between being able to afford something or not.


  • Avatar of vaxjo vaxjo Jan 22, 2015 at 22:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, i have a bug, when i activated a custom drops. The player inventory is buggy, bug with items stack, items, with same name (Data ... No lore, vanilla Oak_Wood, and more) is cant be stackable ... Can you please repaire it ? :) This is a big bug ...

    Czech RPG Minecraft server. Http:

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Jan 22, 2015 at 22:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @adw123: Go

    Try escaping it with two \s


    @Vivi_Coral: Go

    Use the version at the top of the page. BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of Vivi_Coral Vivi_Coral Jan 22, 2015 at 18:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Thanks :)

    Just to note, does this not fully work with Spigot 1.8 yet? Using the latest version of Craftbook (3.9 Beta 4) throws this error when starting the server and loading the plugin:

    [13:34:19 ERROR]: Error occurred while enabling CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- (Is it up to date?) java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:; at com.sk89q.craftbook.util.ItemSyntax.<clinit>( [?:?] at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.CraftBookPlugin.onEnable( [?:?] at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R1.CraftServer.loadPlugin( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R1.CraftServer.enablePlugins( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.q( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.k( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.MinecraftServer.a( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R1.DedicatedServer.init( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-b1e6da1-17962f6] at [?:1.7.0_55]

  • Avatar of adw123 adw123 Jan 22, 2015 at 00:20 UTC - 0 likes


    I've tried using % to escape it but it doesn't seem to work...Things I've tried thus far:

    Durability: 900%/900 (Recipe doesn't load during start)
    Durability: 900 %/900 (Recipe doesn't load during start)
    Durability: 900%/%900 (Recipe doesn't load during start)
    Durability: 900%\/900 (Recipe doesn't load during start)
    Durability: 900/%900 (Strips everything off after the /)

    Can you provide me an example please?


    Thanks for the suggestions but none of these seemed to work.

    Last edited Jan 22, 2015 by adw123
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Jan 21, 2015 at 22:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @adw123: Go

    Use % to escape the /

    @tremby90: Go

    That feature does not currently work on 1.8, I had it working momentarily but it seems to have stopped again, and I've been too busy with other stuff to fix it.

    @DrkMatr1984: Go

    I'll look into that error with BetterLeads.

    @Extreme_Iron_miner: Go

    You need to update Bukkit in order to use CraftBook.

    @Vivi_Coral: Go

    CraftBook 4 is not a bukkit plugin at this stage, it is a plugin for Sponge.

What is the hardest or most confusing feature of CraftBook to use or setup with help from the wiki? (Please explain reasoning in comments)

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