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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 HGspindy HGspindy Mar 06, 2015 at 00:36 UTC - 0 likes


    Dev Build 5 and spigot 1.7.10. Bug:

    You give prefix or suffix a player but when the player disconect and enter again he have no prefix or suffix. I think it do no save the tags.

    We use Mysql database.


    Last edited Mar 06, 2015 by HGspindy
  • Avatar of broluigi broluigi Mar 01, 2015 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jhwx: Go

    I second this, my server has been without nametags for such a long time, and i am debating whether i should wait longer



  • Avatar of Jhwx Jhwx Mar 01, 2015 at 16:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Any ETA for the next update of this plugin? I'd really like to use this on my Servers which are running 1.8.1 Thanks for all of your hard work!

  • Avatar of speaw speaw Feb 28, 2015 at 17:54 UTC - 0 likes

    why 1.8.1 does not also crash?

  • Avatar of ACCoker ACCoker Feb 27, 2015 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Great plugin! One little thing I've noticed tho..when a rank is a certain color and bold, their name tag has a space after the name. For example, with the bold: and without the bold: Probably a simple little fix but it's just a bit annoying xD

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Feb 26, 2015 at 06:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @speaw: Go

    Players belong to multiple teams. Please checkout this (the faq) to see why.

    @Jomacy09: Go

    That is a Minecraft bug. See this.

    @keelos123: Go

    We'll get a new version out with proper messages and file saving.

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  • Avatar of keelos123 keelos123 Feb 24, 2015 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    i do /ne prefix blah blah blah! But when I stop the server, it doesnt save the tags and I gotta do it all over. I am using LATEST DEV on Spigot-1.8. Just help me plz. Getting a players' UUID is a pain in the a*s. Groups dont work as well. NUUUUU

    Hi! I no longer use bukkit. I moved to SPIGOT. Find me there

  • Avatar of angrybirds085 angrybirds085 Feb 23, 2015 at 16:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @SallyPirate: Go

    That actually worked! Thanks, didn't think that would impact it

  • Avatar of SallyPirate SallyPirate Feb 23, 2015 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @angrybirds085: Go

    have you tried stopping the server entirely and then editing/saving the file?

    Edit: Then starting it up after it's done saving. I have this problem with configs and some plugins.

    Last edited Feb 23, 2015 by SallyPirate
  • Avatar of angrybirds085 angrybirds085 Feb 22, 2015 at 20:26 UTC - 0 likes

    This is my groups.yml file and every time I restart the server it turns into this I had it as the 2nd link then I changed it to the 1st link I put and upon restarting it changes back to the 2nd. Any help?


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