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NametagEdit is an easy to configure plugin that allows users to change their nametags and tab names. With NametagEdit, users can add an additional 16 characters before and after their name. Additionally, the reflection in use will keep the plugin compatible with several minecraft versions (currently compatible with 1.5.2 - 1.7.10).

A detailed FAQ and Configuration guide can be found here.


/nte clear <player>Clears a player's prefix and suffix
/nte prefix <player> <text>Sets a player's prefix
/nte suffix <player> <text>Sets a player's suffix
/nte reloadRefreshes and applies any changes to the config files


nametagedit.useAllows use of the /nte command to display the command list
nametagedit.clearAllows a player to clear ANYONE's prefix/suffix
nametagedit.reloadAllows use of the /nte reload parameter
nametagedit.edittagsAllows a player to edit ANYONE's prefix/suffix


TabListDisabledIf true, NametagEdit will not format the tab
MetricsEnabledIf true, NametagEdit will collect stats for the project page

NametagEdit API

Jarcode wrote a nice little API for developers to use. You can eliminate features of this plugin and even have your own if you have some more advanced uses for these nametags. Click Here.

Servers Running NametagEdit


Video Tutorials

English - Video By: Koz4christ


Will this work with maps that use scoreboard features?

Trying this with adventure maps that already have pre set scoreboard teams is not reccomended. Although it will likely work, the scoreboard teams must have a letter or symbol in its name, and the players playing on the map cannot have a nametag assigned from this plugin.

I removed the plugin, but I still see prefixes and suffixes on my nametag!

Old versions of this plugin saves data along with the scoreboard.dat object in the world folder. In order to reset all the prefixes and suffixes, you must delete this file. Be carefull when doing this, as it will remove all scoreboard data in your server. Versions 1.6+ no longer do this.

How long can my name be with this plugin?

You can add a maximum of 16 characters for each a prefix and suffix, allowing a total of 32 characters that can be added to your nametag.

Does my nametag really change?

This plugin manipulates scoreboard teams to add prefixes and suffixes, the player's actual name, skin, and nametag stays enact.

Why not use TagAPI?

TagAPI makes edits to the actual nametag, thus allowing changes to your actual username above your head, but is limited to 16 characters for the entire nametag. TagAPI cannot be used to properly add a group prefix to player's nametags, since minecraft usernames can be up to 16 characters long.

Where's the original author?

The former author, Wacos, has taken a break from Minecraft and development and has given Cory full ownership over the source and plugin.


Example Use


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  • Avatar of wes228 wes228 Jul 22, 2014 at 22:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    Hi Caze! <3

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jul 22, 2014 at 19:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Iwitrag: Go

    We don't support old versions of this plugin. The newer version of NametagEdit supports Bukkit 1.5.2 - 1.7.10. So on Jenkins #4 is considered the most stable and up to date release. v2.4 here on Bukkit uses an older system that is going to be replaced in v3.0

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  • Avatar of Iwitrag Iwitrag Jul 22, 2014 at 13:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    Spigot #1377 (1.7.5)

    NameTagEDIT: v2.1 (here from bukkit(

    Also I have found, that NameTagEDIT cause HUGE lags - here is timings

    Permission plugin: zPermission

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jul 22, 2014 at 04:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @SupremeMCNetwork: Go

    In versions < 3.0 yes this is supported. In 3.0 we removed support because it's performance was inconsistent, and because we would have to keep adding support for the many permissions plugins out there.

  • Avatar of SupremeMCNetwork SupremeMCNetwork Jul 21, 2014 at 16:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to make this automatic? Like when you rank someone up with pex it will automatically change the nametag?

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jul 21, 2014 at 00:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @therennon: Go @Iwitrag: Go

    You haven't told me the version of the plugin (don't say latest, give the exact build), server version (exact build), permissions plugin (version) or any of your configuration files.

    Without this information I cannot help you.

  • Avatar of Iwitrag Iwitrag Jul 20, 2014 at 09:32 UTC - 0 likes


    I have problem - somehow not all players get their nametag changed.
    All players have yellow nametag by default - but not all players got it changed.
    I don't know why.

  • Avatar of therennon therennon Jul 18, 2014 at 11:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, doesn't work permissions and groups in "dev build" (with UUID)

    thanks u

    Last edited Jul 18, 2014 by therennon
  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jul 17, 2014 at 20:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @RagdeMC: Go

    Your tutorial is considered obsolete because I have lots of new features I am adding for NametagEdit v3.0.

  • Avatar of RagdeMC RagdeMC Jul 17, 2014 at 18:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I made a video of this plugin is Spanish you could put it on your page?


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