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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 Jan 28, 2016 at 22:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @thief001: Go

    I'll have a look at what happens when a minecart goes through a portal.

    @zOmbiecz: Go

    Yes, the 1.8 versions are available here

    Make sure everything you want to use is enabled in the config file BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of zOmbiecz zOmbiecz Jan 28, 2016 at 14:39 UTC - 0 likes


    Is this plugin working with 1.8? Plugin works 50%ly for me. I can't use signs like [Bridge], [Gate], etc... Im using the correct format of sign. Im running Bukkit 1.8.1 . Thanks for replies.

    Have a nice day!,


  • Avatar of thief001 thief001 Jan 27, 2016 at 21:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, i wonder if you can modify craftbooks instantcart feature in a way, that any minecart that gets placed in the world automaticly counts as instantcart.

    right now i have the issue that when a instant cart with a player in it gets teleportet between portals, the instant cart turns in a "normal" minecart and not despawning anymore..

    we get a big minecartflood that way on the server.

    on the other hand, it should not interfere with other plugins that do stuff with minecarts like uplane or ucarts...

    duno if its possible to do, but would be great if so.

    Running a little Swiss/ German Home-server @, with Spigot 1.8.8.

    Want to sniff around?
    Be my Guest!
    Guest-account enabled, allowing to use Lifts and Carts, so you can get around and look at things.

    Would like to hear your thinking in a PM, if you don't mind (Complety Optional)
    Never hurts to get some fresh Ideas :)

  • Avatar of LaoTheLizard LaoTheLizard Dec 31, 2015 at 13:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, thanks. So what do you mean "corrupted"?


  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Dec 30, 2015 at 09:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @foxi69: Go

    Not exactly, sorry.

    @LaoTheLizard: Go

    That means there is a corrupt skull somewhere in the world. They're quite difficult to locate and fix, and mostly disappear after a few restarts.

  • Avatar of LaoTheLizard LaoTheLizard Dec 29, 2015 at 18:50 UTC - 0 likes

    What does that mean, at least, dear author? I turned on debug-mode to see the stacktrace, but I can't understand the reason of this error. I just know that player heads set on the walls and floors in some chunks of my world, and it does this errors. How can I fix this?

    Last edited Dec 29, 2015 by LaoTheLizard
  • Avatar of foxi69 foxi69 Dec 20, 2015 at 16:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go


    Can I define a custom drop when player slain other player?

  • 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

  • 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

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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Aug 15, 2014
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