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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


Maven Repository

@Sanjay900 is graciously hosting NametagEdit's official Maven repository.

Repository Address

To use this in your plugin:


Now Add the Dependency:


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 funnytoby1 funnytoby1 Jan 24, 2015 at 18:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you update for 1.8

  • Avatar of McRanger McRanger Jan 24, 2015 at 00:43 UTC - 0 likes

    So I wanted to know if its possible to give a player the command so he can nick himself but not others?

  • Avatar of MrYoyohk MrYoyohk Jan 21, 2015 at 12:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Hamachi stuff to join my server: network: MrYoyohk Password: 123

  • Avatar of MrYoyohk MrYoyohk Jan 21, 2015 at 12:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Geor196, Can I join your server? I wanna join because I want to record and have fun on it please give the ip that would be awesome. My server ip is:, I know you guys know Hamachi and You guys need Hamachi to join our server! BrushPvP community! geor196 give ip please i wanna be staff on it or youtuber :D <3

  • Avatar of geor196 geor196 Jan 20, 2015 at 23:31 UTC - 0 likes

    A big youtuber plays on my server and I was wondering if there's a way for him to change the actual name? So he doesn't get focused

    Im pro :D

  • Avatar of NicksTheBoss NicksTheBoss Jan 18, 2015 at 21:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey! Just wondering will NametagEdit have UUID compatibility? So that if a player changes there name their new character has there name tag?

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  • Avatar of Anmex Anmex Jan 18, 2015 at 19:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi ! (My english is so bad) The plugin is ok but when I disconnect / reconnect my rank is not displayed anymore, I have to give me the Admin rights so that it gets back (my rank does not change during the disconnects / reconnects) I do not know if it's me or if it's the plugin: / (google translate)

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jan 18, 2015 at 09:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThsShadyOneHD: Go

    Yes this will be fixed in the next update. We're trying to squeeze in some new features at the moment.

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  • Avatar of ThsShadyOneHD ThsShadyOneHD Jan 17, 2015 at 06:20 UTC - 0 likes

    im not sure if your aware but ive been having the same problem. I can put the colors in the config then restart. the colors stay for that restart but when i restart again, the config automatically takes out the colors.

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jan 14, 2015 at 07:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pablo_M98: Go

    I have already updated to 1.8 the day Spigot 1.8 became available

    @Spydar007: Go

    The reason is due to the way scoreboards were implemented. Please see the GitHub Repository for more information on this.

    @McOnePeace: Go

    This does not apply to NametagEdit. The scoreboard packets will continue to exist, and we can manipulate them as a result.

    @PatoTheBest: Go

    You should point out the shiny dev builds button ;P


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