* 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


Tutorial video by Koz4Christ

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 Doenerix Doenerix Feb 28, 2013 at 02:08 UTC - 0 likes

    ...you folks made a really huge plugin...great work! Wouldn't find a single stone IN my worlds without it ;) Runs with several addons on our server and causes no lags or probs. Thx to mikeprimm and FrozenCow2 !! Greetz

    SoundCraft-Survival IP:

    Last edited Feb 28, 2013 by Doenerix
  • Avatar of KCQuetzal KCQuetzal Feb 26, 2013 at 18:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm sure I may just be missing how to set up for this and so I apologize in advance if it's something simple. For the time being only my staff are allowed to chat from the WebChat however I have two staff members that play from the same IP. Is there a way to have the WebChat display the proper name of the player chatting?

  • Avatar of legoman519 legoman519 Feb 25, 2013 at 23:42 UTC - 0 likes

    http://yourserverip:8123/ does not work for me!


  • Avatar of Zachary_DuBois Zachary_DuBois Feb 25, 2013 at 22:21 UTC - 0 likes

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  • Avatar of Codisimus Codisimus Feb 24, 2013 at 06:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @strontkever: Go

    @domorecrank: Go

    Tried that and no dice. I also tried on IE which I never even used b4 (I use chrome) and had the same result. No big deal. I got it working with 1.4

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  • Avatar of spikeyrobot spikeyrobot Feb 24, 2013 at 01:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I think it would be useful if you could issue server commands from within dynmap. That way i can be more lazy and not swap browser tabs all the time. :)

    Just a suggestion

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  • Avatar of domorecrank domorecrank Feb 23, 2013 at 19:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @kenteyboy: Go

    If you're on shared hosting, this means somebody else already has Dynmap set up on that port. You will have to ask your hosting company which free ports are still open on that IP, and configure dynmap accordingly.

    @Codisimus: Go

    Some browsers/configurations might also require "Shift-F5" or "Ctrl-F5" to clear the cache.

  • Avatar of kenteyboy kenteyboy Feb 23, 2013 at 17:49 UTC - 0 likes

    I just tried to use this plugin but when I put my ip into the URL address it came up with someone elses server. Just wondered if there is anything that i can do to sort this out.


    Come join us on McNordicCraft. IP:

  • Avatar of strontkever strontkever Feb 23, 2013 at 09:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @Codisimus: Go

    hit F5 in browser to clear cache

    Strontkever Survival No PVP
  • Avatar of Codisimus Codisimus Feb 22, 2013 at 16:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Tried to upgrade, replaced all files with the ones in the zip and I get


    Web files are not matched with plugin version: All files need to be same version (1.5-593)

    So I tried a fresh install and I get the same message.

    v1.5-alpha-2 btw. I'll just use 1.4 for now.


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