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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 sgtcaze sgtcaze Aug 26, 2014 at 22:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @killertudse: Go

    Hmm and you have restarted and verified the permission inheritance? Permissions plugin and configs?

    @Supersmith2013: Go

    You have given us nothing to help you. Such as the version of the plugin/server, configuration files or anything of that type. How do you expect us to help you if you don't even share that basic information?

    I am sorry it "immediatdely" crashes your players, but this plugin is not a "disgrace". The problem with scoreboards is how they were implemented in the first place. The crash you encountered is 100% a conflict between plugins on your server.

    @felixlechat62: Go

    Problem is it is still server side.

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  • Avatar of felixlechat62 felixlechat62 Aug 26, 2014 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    You can fix problems with scoreboard (ex: with plugin mini-games than use scoreboard for score) add possibily disable nametagedit with: - world 1 - world 2 ....

  • Avatar of Supersmith2013 Supersmith2013 Aug 26, 2014 at 16:53 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin is a disgrace. Whenever any players join with a prefix, it immediatdely crashes them and gives them a failed to load scoreboard error.

  • Avatar of killertudse killertudse Aug 26, 2014 at 12:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi. I setup different permission nodes, however it does not seem to appear for the donors.

    As an example i added = "&4[Vip]"

    And under the group vip i added the permission

    It does not show up:(

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Aug 26, 2014 at 04:44 UTC - 0 likes

    NametagEdit 3.0 Beta 2 We're closing in on a release candidate for NametagEdit 3.0. Development has slowed down a little bit. However, the most recent changes propel NametagEdit closer and closer to an official release.

    What's the difference between v2.4 (latest on BukkitDev) and v3.0? NametagEdit v3.0 features a huge rewrite of NametagEdit's core. The configuration files changed from TEXT to YAML, MySQL support has been added, NametagEdit's entire framework has been simplified, cleaned up and optimized.

    Please help test our Beta 2 so we can get a "Release Candidate" prepared!

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Aug 26, 2014 at 04:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @harrykennedy: Go

    Unfortunately two scoreboard plugins that add the same player to different teams will invariably cause a crash. There is not work around that I know of.

  • Avatar of harrykennedy harrykennedy Aug 23, 2014 at 19:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    do you know how to fix it?

  • Avatar of harrykennedy harrykennedy Aug 23, 2014 at 19:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @oLLyyy: Go

    oh ok thanks you

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Aug 23, 2014 at 06:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @V3n0m10: Go

    There is a chat feature built into NametagEdit 3.0 and above.

    @chsedv: Go

    Yes you can.

    @felixlechat62: Go

    Once we get a stable BukkitDev release I will look into Cauldron support.

    @harrykennedy: Go

    If a player belongs to two scoreboard teams, it can crash everyone on the server.This is just how minecraft was programmed.

    @DansTooGood: Go

    v2.4 is very old. Pretty soon v3.0+ will be released and will resolve all known issues.

  • Avatar of DansTooGood DansTooGood Aug 22, 2014 at 11:52 UTC - 0 likes


    Experiencing major lag spikes with NametagEdit. Wondering if you could look into this?



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