Holographic Displays


Ever wanted to create floating items and name tags, but without entities below? This plugin allows you to create custom holographic displays. You can edit them line by line, providing an easy management system. You can load a hologram from a text file, or even from an image. There is plenty of commands to edit them, to add, remove or change lines. The holograms are loaded dynamically and efficiently (Read the description for more) .................................

Quote from filoghost:

Different major client versions on the same server are not supported. For example, holograms are NOT guaranteed to work if you let 1.8 and 1.9 clients join the server. Please don't ask to add support for these protocol hacks.


  • Create floating text lines!
  • Floating icons!
  • Fast and easy to use.
  • Simple API for developers.
  • Transform images into holograms with a single command.
  • You can create your own animations!
  • Includes the animated rainbow color &u!
  • Supports any UTF-8 symbol.
  • Can displays the amount of players online in a BungeeCord server (supports RedisBungee)
  • Supports Bukkit/Spigot 1.6.4, 1.7.x, 1.8.x, 1.9, MCPC+/Cauldron 1.6.4 and 1.7.



Plugins using Holographic Displays (API)

Touchscreen HologramsDonations HologramsCombatIndicator
PlaceholderHook (more placeholders!)PerPlayerHologramsRankupHolograms (for EZRanksLite)
SpeechBubbles ReloadedSurvivalGamesInventoryFull
Farming UtilitiesCraft Bench BlockSpecial Die Message
FireworksPlusHolographic GravesHolographic PowerUp

Servers using this plugin

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Limitations and bugs

Minecraft limitations:

  • Holograms will always rotate to follow the player's view.
  • You cannot change the text size. You can make it bold and uppercase to make it look bigger.



This plugin uses Metrics-Lite, to track anonymous data about servers using this plugin. It will help the future developement, and has no impact on your server's performance. If you really want to disable it, go to the folder /plugins/PluginMetrics and set opt-out: true.

By default, you will see update notifications when loading the server and when you join it, if you have the permission "holograms.admin". You can disable the update checking at startup by setting update-notification: false in config.yml.


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  • Avatar of ArticcTrinax ArticcTrinax Jun 29, 2016 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I just added this plugin to my server, but I seem to have bumped into an issue. After adding the plugin to the server, the plugin seems to have changed the chat prefix.

    I previously used PEX, mCHAT and UltimateCore for managing Prefixes and chat. It seems like after adding the plugin it changed the prefix and chat in general into Factions (Where their faction name is their prefix and so on).

  • Avatar of MightyBukkit MightyBukkit Jun 26, 2016 at 02:08 UTC - 0 likes

    If you guys are dealing with glitchy holograms in 1.9/1.10 as I was, check out this plugin: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/chunkloader/files/7-chunk-loader-1-8-0/. If you use this plugin to save the chunks that include the glitchy holograms, it will cause the glitched armor stands that hold the holograms in place to be saved as a part of the chunks permanently, thereby fixing any problems with holograms not appearing.

  • Avatar of ChiefCraft ChiefCraft Jun 23, 2016 at 14:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. I'm trying to run holographic displays on my bungeecord/hungergames server so I can display how many players have joined and if the server is online or offline. It was working fine until I realized that the server that was running the hunger games had online-mode set to true. I changed this to false and now holographic displays just says that the server is offline.

  • Avatar of assasianfire assasianfire Jun 23, 2016 at 11:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the 1.10 update, Much appreciated :)

  • Avatar of Leolle Leolle Jun 18, 2016 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Can one instead Items / Blocks use Player heads ?

  • Avatar of CR3DITorD3BIT CR3DITorD3BIT Jun 18, 2016 at 16:55 UTC - 0 likes

    https://gyazo.com/ce42920c095d7f5166a6f1edcf835d44 heres an example that shows it retracting upwards

  • Avatar of CR3DITorD3BIT CR3DITorD3BIT Jun 16, 2016 at 04:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Why do my HD's keep retracting upward? Anyone have this issue?

  • Avatar of MCB_Gaming MCB_Gaming Jun 16, 2016 at 03:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Every time i restart my 1.10 server the holograms get removed

  • Avatar of Turbotailz Turbotailz Jun 13, 2016 at 14:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Just reporting that I get this error in the console sometimes:


    Running v2.2 on Spigot 1.9.4

  • Avatar of Ac3dUd3 Ac3dUd3 Jun 12, 2016 at 05:58 UTC - 0 likes

    1.10 update? this breaks in 1.10 :(


Date created
Feb 24, 2014
Last update
Jun 09, 2016
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