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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 ergenta ergenta Aug 19, 2015 at 02:32 UTC - 0 likes

    So, I can't seem to get the xp storer to work. It says it's enabled when I type in /craftbook enable xpstorer but no matter how many times i crouch and right click, nothing happens.

    Last edited Aug 19, 2015 by ergenta
  • Avatar of ergenta ergenta Aug 19, 2015 at 00:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @CitopiaMC: Go

    The salvage anvil when placing gold and iron blocks is from the plugin mcmmo.

  • Avatar of BSidiocy BSidiocy Aug 12, 2015 at 13:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Can anyone bump the Wiki? Its pretty outdated and newbies like me are completely confused by this

    About Cauldron .. Idk how it works .. i properly placed it above the fire but it seems like when right-clicking .. it doesn't take the item or such .. (Im actually holding the ingredients {currently trying the default recipe}) I also tried Sneak>Right click> but cauldron always ask me if im holding the right ingredients .. im sure im holding the right one I also tried dropping them in the cauldron (which makes them bounce) but it still doesnt work

    What's happening? (Shouldn't there be like a GUI that opens and let you choose which items you want to cook?)

    Last edited Aug 13, 2015 by BSidiocy
  • Avatar of BSidiocy BSidiocy Aug 12, 2015 at 05:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Ok thanks for reply! I guess im going to use this one ..

    Anyway thanks again, I hope my mind don't get too confused for all this features @_@

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Aug 07, 2015 at 11:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @BSidiocy: Go

    A bit of the wiki is currently down due to some issues sk89q had when updating it. I've been trying to contact him to fix it.

    As for essentials, the plugins do different things and will therefore work together fine.

    And yes, that is possible with custom crafting. BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of BSidiocy BSidiocy Aug 07, 2015 at 08:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Website Mechanisms Part seems dead? (some of it eg.

    Hi .. will this conflict with essentials? or I can just remove essentials and use this one? Im pretty confused ..

    and also ... does it have like when you use crafting tables .. and you wanted to craft something it will need some requirements like (to make a diamond swords = you'll need 2 blocks of diamond and 1 diamond) like the one Lord Of The Craft server is using?

    /sorry pretty new here/ we are actually running a RP server and looking for some useful plugins :/

    Last edited Aug 07, 2015 by BSidiocy
  • Avatar of ketchupcoke ketchupcoke Aug 04, 2015 at 15:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, I am trying to set up command items but unfortunately the wiki page (and only that page!) for command items is down :/

  • Avatar of M3DDLER M3DDLER Aug 02, 2015 at 11:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @CitopiaMC: Go

    That sounds like mcMMO doing that.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Aug 01, 2015 at 23:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @CitopiaMC: Go

    That isn't a feature of craftbook, it must be another plugin.

  • Avatar of CitopiaMC CitopiaMC Aug 01, 2015 at 14:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Everytime I place an Gold or Ironblock the following message appears in the chat:

    You have placed a Salvage anvil, use this to Salvage tools and armor.

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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