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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 Sep 15, 2014 at 07:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @cheapsh0t: Go

    Hmm.. That sounds odd. Are there any console errors? BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of cheapsh0t cheapsh0t Sep 14, 2014 at 13:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Thanks for the quick reply. I actually do not get any error message like that. Nothing at all. I'll try and get a video made to show the issue. Thanks again.

    I do get the "are you sure you have the correct ingredients" message when the ingredients are not correct, but when they are: nothing.

    Last edited Sep 14, 2014 by cheapsh0t: added more info
  • Avatar of Superboop Superboop Sep 14, 2014 at 07:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Disabling advanced block checks fixed the issue, thanks.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 13, 2014 at 21:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Superboop: Go

    What permission node have you given them? Does the message say in the area, or just generally not able to use them? If it's area, there is another plugin forcibly disabling it. Try disabling advanced block checks.

  • Avatar of Superboop Superboop Sep 13, 2014 at 14:34 UTC - 0 likes

    For reasons unknown, players are prompted that they do not have permissions to use elevators when right clicking elevator signs, even though they do have the permissions.

    Other commands (e.g. /cb reload) work fine with permissions. Elevators though appear to have a problem.

    I am currently using CB 1.7.9-02 and Craftbook v3.8.9.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 11, 2014 at 21:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @cheapsh0t: Go

    Cauldron recipes have a chance aspect to them. If you haven't set chance to 100, they may say 'you stir the cauldron but nothing happens' a few times.

    @johndcastro: Go

    Not yet sorry

  • Avatar of johndcastro johndcastro Sep 11, 2014 at 16:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the quick answer.

    One more question with command items is there a method to consume after a set number of uses.

    I.e. after 5 uses the item is self consumed?

  • Avatar of cheapsh0t cheapsh0t Sep 11, 2014 at 12:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Just to make sure that I'm not going completely insane: are the cauldrons not working? I throw a recipe on top, it bounces, I click but nothing happens. However, if I have the wrong recipe it tells me.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 11, 2014 at 02:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ponygobyebye: Go

    That is not possible with Bukkit sorry.

    @johndcastro: Go

    Not currently, sorry.

  • Avatar of johndcastro johndcastro Sep 10, 2014 at 19:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Your plugins works very well thanks for the continued effort.

    Is there any way to configure the command on a command-item or sign for a radius of players?

    i.e. if I want to do effect slow @p for a radius of players in a radius is this possible?

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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