* AS I AM NOW SUPPORTING MORE THAN JUST BUKKIT WITH DYNMAP, MAIN SUPPORT THREAD IS NOW ON http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1543523-dynmap-dynamic-web-based-maps-for-minecraft/- FOR QUICKEST SUPPORT, PLEASE BEGIN USING THIS THREAD *

A Google Maps-like map for your Minecraft server that can be viewed in a browser. Easy to set up when making use of Dynmap's integrated webserver which works out-of-the-box, while also available to be integrated into existing websites running on Apache and the like. Dynmap can render your worlds using different renderers, some suitable for performance, some for high detail.

Components allow you to add/remove functionality to make Dynmap suit your needs. Using the components Dynmap comes supplied with, there is support for chat balloons, web-to-game chat, and configurable markers, areas, and lines.


  • Highly configurable maps per world
  • Real-time updates: maps are kept in sync with your world in real-time, updates are shown while your leave your browser open
  • Players with their faces are visible on the map
  • Chat messages are visible (as balloons or in a chatbox) on the map.
  • Map viewers can chat to players in-game.
  • Current Minecraft time is visible on the map.
  • Current Minecraft weather is visible on the map.
  • WorldGuard, Residence, Towny and Factions regions that can be visible on the map (through corresponding Dynmap-* plugins)
  • Overall highly configurable and customizable.


Copy dynmap-*.jar into your plugins directory. If you are upgrading, delete the previous dynmap-*.jar - you do NOT need to delete the plugins/dynmap directory or its contents.

If you are running a separate webserver (like Apache) you may need to copy the files from 'plugins/dynmap/web/' to a directory in your http-root and follow this guide. When upgrading, make sure you also upgrade the copied files.

First time use

When you start CraftBukkit, you should be able to navigate to http://yourserverip:8123/ in your browser. In case you are running CraftBukkit on the PC you are currently working on, you can navigate to http://localhost:8123/. You should be able to see the players who are in-game. Note that the map is not yet rendered, therefore the background will be black.

If you are planning on using the HD renderer, now would be a good time to do so. Enable 'deftemplatesuffix: hires' in the top of configuration.txt. More information about deftemplatesuffix is available at Base plugin settings.

If you just want to see Dynmap work, use the following command in-game: /dynmap fullrender. The wiki contains more information about commands and permissions. The map should reveal itself gradually in the browser, give it some time. Progress messages indicate that Dynmap is working and will show when the render is completed.



Base plugin settings

World and template configuration

Component configuration

HD Map configuration


Dynmap Add-Ons:

Both to demonstrate the API, and to help manage the growth of this already-huge plugin, we've started producing additional plugins for Dynmap. All of these will depend on Dynmap and interface through its APIs, but only need to be added by folks that are interested in the additional function they provide:

Mods integrated with Dynmap:

The following mods are known to support dynmap integration without needing an add-on:

Also, for the best response to questions and such, please post comments to our main forum thread - http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1543523-dynmap-dynamic-web-based-maps-for-minecraft/. Once again, having more than one place just isn't helpful, and this is where the 'Dynmap Community' already operates.


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent to mcstats.org:

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's version of Java
  • Whether the server is in offline or online mode
  • The plugin's version
  • The server's version
  • The OS version/name and architecture
  • The core count for the CPU
  • The number of players online
  • The Metrics version

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  • Avatar of elysianhero elysianhero Aug 28, 2013 at 22:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @elysianhero: Go

    This actually does work. Remember to clear your cache :p

  • Avatar of elysianhero elysianhero Aug 28, 2013 at 02:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I love dynmap. I've been using it for years. The best part is how customizable it is! I have a question about that. Is there any way to disable the chatbox disappearing when it is clicked?

    I tried commenting out:

    if (configuration.scrollback) {
    		.click( function() { $(this).hide(); } );		 

    But it seemed to have no effect.


    Last edited Aug 28, 2013 by elysianhero: Fixed code
  • Avatar of Shiftz101 Shiftz101 Aug 27, 2013 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    absolutely fantastic plugin, brilliant for watching over everything when im super busy!

    I have 2 questions: I ran /dynmap fullrender and not all of the map is rendering, vast areas are still black. Is there something I need to do for it to render the whole thing?

    Also - Is there a way to limit who can / cant use the URL? Im running a PvP factions server, and the map is a *very* powerful tool, one I do not wish my players to possess D:

    Thanks for everything, awesome plugin!

  • Avatar of ha11oga11o ha11oga11o Aug 27, 2013 at 06:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @smiggle0404: Go

    i just tried that and it works fine. Please make sure you have latest dynmap.jar and please delete cookies. its really hell when they're messed up.

    cheers :)


  • Avatar of smiggle0404 smiggle0404 Aug 26, 2013 at 11:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I really really need help D= I installed dynmap, no errors in console and appears to be working. URL works. When I type /dynmap webregister I get my ID (My MC username) and the passcode xxxx.xxxx When I go to login on my dynmap site, I get the error "Registration Failed (bad passcode?)" I used the exact login ID, My real password, and a random password (tried multiple times) and the code given in two formats; xxxx.xxxx and xxxxxxxx

    login-enabled is on true...I don't know whats causing it =/

  • Avatar of Rowtag87 Rowtag87 Aug 26, 2013 at 10:02 UTC - 0 likes

    What do i have to change to zoom the map out a little more? (If i have a big map)

  • Avatar of samanthahldr samanthahldr Aug 26, 2013 at 06:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok this may seem like a dumb question, and feels like a dumb question. But where do I get the web files? I'm doing some maintenance on my server, and want to get a fresh copy of the web files, but I'm not finding them on here or on any of the downloadable files.

  • Avatar of mattmess1221 mattmess1221 Aug 22, 2013 at 20:38 UTC - 0 likes

    My server is using version 1.8. Was the bug that caused upside down levers fixed in version 1.9 alpha 1? I see in the changelog that 1.5.x specific blocks were fixed.

    Edit: Nope.

    Last edited Aug 23, 2013 by mattmess1221
  • Avatar of Thijskiller13 Thijskiller13 Aug 22, 2013 at 13:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Could u please make a youtube tutorial on how to download and install the dynmap?

  • Avatar of ha11oga11o ha11oga11o Aug 22, 2013 at 12:50 UTC - 0 likes


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