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 Apr 16, 2014 at 11:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @prodigyrick: Go

    Okay, tomorrow I'll make a written guide on how to use it and put it on the wiki page for it.


    Okay, I've tested it and confirmed it works.

    Now, to use it.

    Put on the second line of the sign: [MC1280]S Now, on the block the sign is on, put a chest on top. In that chest put the appropriate breeding item for the animals you want to breed. Eg, wheat for sheep. You can have multiple different ones in there.

    Now, put a lever infront of the IC sign and flick it on. Now that it is on, the IC should start breeding animals. Due to a bukkit limitation it can't show the particles, but they do breed as long as there are at least 2 of the animals.

    I am going to make a writeup for the wiki page soon.

    Last edited Apr 17, 2014 by Me4502 BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Unfalsifier, the FalseBook to CraftBook Converter!|Check out my website!

  • Avatar of prodigyrick prodigyrick Apr 16, 2014 at 08:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    tell or show me how to do it correctly. I watched one video which was incorrectly using it without parameters and making it work, but with the required parims it makes me input, it wont work properly. please show me an example.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 16, 2014 at 01:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @Leland22: Go

    It's the third line of the sign. The 'band' is basically the wireless channel. If two are the same, the transmitter will set the receiver.

  • Avatar of Leland22 Leland22 Apr 15, 2014 at 23:20 UTC - 0 likes


    How do I set a bandwith?

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 14, 2014 at 23:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @Leland22: Go

    That already exists. MC1110 and MC1111 ICs

  • Avatar of Leland22 Leland22 Apr 14, 2014 at 21:19 UTC - 0 likes


    Any chance of a wireless redstone feature being added?

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 14, 2014 at 00:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @prodigyrick: Go

    Are you using it Self Triggered?

    Are you able to provide a screenshot of the IC setup?

  • Avatar of prodigyrick prodigyrick Apr 13, 2014 at 14:51 UTC - 0 likes

    animal breeder, umm I know how to do it manually, and put all the right material into the chest, but its not working? maybe there is a parameter that I haven't gotten correctly?

  • Avatar of goldstone15 goldstone15 Apr 12, 2014 at 00:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    ok thanks for the help

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 11, 2014 at 23:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @OMGiiTzPanda: Go

    You're welcome

    @goldstone15: Go

    That would be an issue with plugman, which I would never recommend using. It is always safest to restart the server.

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Apr 14, 2014
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