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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 Me4502 Me4502 Dec 19, 2014 at 09:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @Onewingseraphim: Go

    Have you added them to the configuration? BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of Onewingseraphim Onewingseraphim Dec 19, 2014 at 09:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Nevermind everything just randomly seems to be working now, except that gates don't accept the new types of fences but I'm assuming that's just because it doesn't support 1.8 blocks yet?

  • Avatar of chirochord chirochord Dec 15, 2014 at 16:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @chirochord: Go

    Never mind, I found it. Helps if I take the time to read! lol :D

  • Avatar of chirochord chirochord Dec 15, 2014 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    I'm sorry but I can't find the 1.8 version for this plugin either. Which one do we download? Thanks for helping a noob!

  • Avatar of Onewingseraphim Onewingseraphim Dec 15, 2014 at 02:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Like right up on it.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Dec 14, 2014 at 22:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @1337Zero: Go

    A 1.8 version has been available for a while

  • Avatar of 1337Zero 1337Zero Dec 14, 2014 at 20:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there, how is the 1.8 update going ? I would like to update my server to 1.8 and this is on of the plugins which has issues with 1.8 (spigot made an 1.8 minecraft server if you dont know)

    Last edited Dec 14, 2014 by 1337Zero
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Dec 14, 2014 at 12:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Onewingseraphim: Go

    How far from the painting are you?

    @DrkMatr1984: Go

    Hmm, odd.. What plugins do you have?

  • Avatar of Onewingseraphim Onewingseraphim Dec 14, 2014 at 12:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @DrkMatr1984: Go

    I'm not even getting that far as a notification for a mechanism.

  • Avatar of DrkMatr1984 DrkMatr1984 Dec 12, 2014 at 15:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Onewingseraphim: Go

    I'm having the same problems. While it says the devices are created with the signs, they don't function when clicked on. I even tried areas with the toggle command... And Nothing. I would think that commands would still work for some of the sign related functions but they don't.


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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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