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 AstralRevenant AstralRevenant Feb 28, 2015 at 18:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Pretty cool plugin like commandbook, glad I found these, makes things more interesting. :-)


    Hosting a survival multiplayer minecraft server. The server address is "", (between the quotes). The client is spigot 1.8(latest). :-)

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Feb 26, 2015 at 21:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @Max633: Go

    You need to use an earlier version of Spigot, one of the recent changes broke chairs BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of Max633 Max633 Feb 26, 2015 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes


    Error log, and then crash the server.... help me"


    Server french

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Feb 19, 2015 at 21:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @oliven141: Go

    It is updated, use the link at the top of the page

  • Avatar of oliven141 oliven141 Feb 19, 2015 at 12:50 UTC - 0 likes

    please please please please please

    update! realy want this to my 1.8 server!

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Feb 17, 2015 at 07:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @MajorPayne53: Go

    If you're using 1.8, you need to update CraftBook.

    If you're using 1.7, you need to use an older version of CraftBook.

  • Avatar of MajorPayne53 MajorPayne53 Feb 16, 2015 at 06:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I cannot seem to get Craftbook to work on my server. I get this in my console.

    15.02 23:14:31 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.CraftBookPlugin.onEnable( [?:?] 15.02 23:14:31 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.util.ItemSyntax.<clinit>( [?:?] 15.02 23:14:31 [Server] INFO java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:; 15.02 23:14:31 [Server] ERROR Error occurred while enabling CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- (Is it up to date?) 15.02 23:14:31 [Server] INFO Enabling CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- 15.02 23:14:31 [Server] INFO Using com.sk89q.worldedit.bukkit.adapter.impl.Spigot_v1_8_R1 as the Bukkit adapter 15.02 23:14:31 [Server] INFO WEPIF: Using the Bukkit Permissions API. 15.02 23:14:30 [Server] INFO Enabling WorldEdit v6.0;3342-78f975b9

    I have WorldEdit installed and the 1-13-2015 1.8.1 build of the Bukkit server. Craftbook will not enable. I believe it is up to date.

    When I do /plugins on the server, Craftbook shows up as a plugin, but nothing comes out of the /Craftbook command, and no config files are generated for the server.

    What do I need to change?

  • Avatar of Extreme_Iron_miner Extreme_Iron_miner Feb 14, 2015 at 01:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    This is the only plugin that has a conflict with the bukkit version. It doesn't appear to be lagging or having any other kind of failure from this error so i am just going to keep it. I have 1.7.9 RO.2 which i downloaded like 10 months ago when it was the beta build i believe or developmental i don't really remember but, seeing as there is no legitimate way to download bukkit anymore and its not causing any real issue besides an annoyance i think i will just leave it alone. If there is any alternative option to fixing this error i would be more then happy to hear it. Thanks for all your hard work Me4502!

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Feb 12, 2015 at 21:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Extreme_Iron_miner: Go

    If you're running a 1.7.9/10 version, you need the most recent version of that. Otherwise the most recent 1.8 version.

  • Avatar of Extreme_Iron_miner Extreme_Iron_miner Feb 12, 2015 at 20:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Which version?

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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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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