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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 ShawnDaGeek ShawnDaGeek May 21, 2015 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    First want to say thank you for an awesome plugin:

    Using Custom Crafting to " recycle " metal tools into ingots but seems i can not figure out how to ignore the durability or enchants of items.

    Is it possible to ignore these items?

    I tried the following for durability.


    type: Furnace


    'GOLD_SWORD:-0 ': 1


    'GOLD_INGOT ': 2
    Where the gods of Minecraft play and troll.
    server ip:
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 May 20, 2015 at 05:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @dynosophical: Go

    That's not how CraftBook works exactly. If they needed to be recreated, the signs weren't made correctly. They are evaluated when they are used. BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of dynosophical dynosophical May 17, 2015 at 18:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @dynosophical: Go

    Nevermind. I ended up using the signs plugin with the macro/keybind mod to quickly process each sign individually. It probably wasn't the ideal solution but at least it took a lot less effort than removing and retyping each sign.

  • Avatar of dynosophical dynosophical May 15, 2015 at 02:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I just updated my server from 1.7.2 to 1.8 and I'm running into a bit of a problem. Everything that I place works but every sign that I placed before the update has to be replaced before it can continue to work. Is there a way to make it rescan an area or re-evaluate individual signs without manually breaking and replacing/retyping each sign?

  • Avatar of Talffury Talffury May 03, 2015 at 13:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    I figured out my problem. ToggleArea was not on my enable list.... /facepalm I hate user error lol

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 May 03, 2015 at 12:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Talffury: Go

    I'll look at that error when I get a chance.

    As for the latest dev builds on enginehub- it requires sponge. It's CraftBook 4.

    CraftBook 3.x is available at the link at the top of the page.

  • Avatar of Talffury Talffury May 03, 2015 at 11:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    I also tried downloading a recent dev build for Craftbook 4 here:

    But the jar file is only 60KB and missing the plugin.yml and a bunch of other stuff. Not sure if I'm missing something to get them to work or maybe they just don't?

  • Avatar of Talffury Talffury May 03, 2015 at 11:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    [08:44:53] [Server thread/INFO]: Talfereg issued server command: /area save stone [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.WrappedCommandException: java.lang.NullPointerException [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.CommandsManager.invokeMethod( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.CommandsManager.executeMethod( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.CommandsManager.executeMethod( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.CommandsManager.execute( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.CraftBookPlugin.onCommand( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.bukkit.util.DynamicPluginCommand.execute( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R2.CraftServer.dispatchCommand( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.PlayerConnection.handleCommand( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.PlayerConnection.a( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.PacketPlayInChat.a(SourceFile:37) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.PacketPlayInChat.a(SourceFile:9) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.PlayerConnectionUtils$ [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at java.util.concurrent.Executors$ Source) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at Source) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.SystemUtils.a(SourceFile:60) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.MinecraftServer.A( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.DedicatedServer.A( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.MinecraftServer.z( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at Source) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.craftbook.mechanics.area.AreaCommands.saveArea( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source) [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: at com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.CommandsManager.invokeMethod( [08:44:53] [Server thread/WARN]: ... 20 more

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 May 03, 2015 at 11:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Talffury: Go

    Please provide the complete error

  • Avatar of Talffury Talffury May 03, 2015 at 10:46 UTC - 0 likes

    /area save name causes warnings and doesn't work. using 1.8 version on a 1.8.3 bukkit server. [WARN] com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.WrappedCommandException: java.lang.NullPointerException

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Aug 15, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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