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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 Phoenix_Mawson1 Phoenix_Mawson1 Jan 28, 2015 at 12:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @fikiy @skatesdsq After looking into the source code of the plugin I think I see why this issue is happening. It's a fairly easy thing to fix and im sure one of the developers will be able to fix it themselves. I'd be happy to point out the actual problem in the code to a dev if need be though.

  • Avatar of skatesdsq skatesdsq Jan 27, 2015 at 23:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @fikiy: Go

    Same here and i have no solution

    prefix reset on every reboot

  • Avatar of fikiy fikiy Jan 27, 2015 at 17:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Phoenix_Mawson1: Go

    Same happens to me, any solution?

  • Avatar of Phoenix_Mawson1 Phoenix_Mawson1 Jan 26, 2015 at 23:54 UTC - 0 likes

    I seem to be having a problem with the latest dev build. For some reason on every server restart all my custom prefix's and suffix's in the groups.yml file keep getting reset to nothing (''). I also have it set up properly and there is nothing wrong with my configuration.

  • Avatar of TheMrGong TheMrGong Jan 26, 2015 at 21:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Ehm, it just crashes the client. java.lang.IllegalStateException: Player is either on another team or not on any team. Cannot remove from team 'NTE1'.

  • 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


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