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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 Sep 03, 2014 at 06:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @BrutalNetwork: Go

    Yeah this is just how scoreboards were implemented to begin with.

    Here's what's happening: NametagEdit adds a player to a scoreboard team, and sends them data (prefixes, suffixes etc). Now, you have another plugin doing the exact same thing. The conflict arises when a player is a member of two teams. For compatibility to be achieved, we would literally need to have every plugin that modifies the scoreboard to be able to "talk" with one another. For now, we are somewhat powerless to stop it.

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  • Avatar of BrutalNetwork BrutalNetwork Sep 03, 2014 at 03:45 UTC - 0 likes Sorry about that, dont know what happened to the link:

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Sep 02, 2014 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @BrutalNetwork: Go

    Alrighty, but where is the pastebin link?

    @haydenaa: Go

    I have seen this "bug" numerous times before. Understanding why this error occurs is important. Because of the limitations in minecraft, the scoreboard prefixes/suffixes cannot be above 16 characters.

    The newer versions of NametagEdit resolve this. I presume you're using v2.4 or earlier?

  • Avatar of haydenaa haydenaa Sep 02, 2014 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, so this is apparently a bug never seen before. I cannot connect to my server because of this plugin(confirmed). The error says the string is longer then the maximum(25 > 16). The problem is not the scoreboard.dat, I deleted it. The reason I got all this information is because I was LiveChatting with a staff member from MCProHosting, who is also a tester for this plugin. He is going to contact the dev about this problem, but this summary might also help. Thanks.

  • Avatar of BrutalNetwork BrutalNetwork Sep 01, 2014 at 08:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Im using V2.4 of Name Tag Edit, Spigot version is 1453, and bungee is build967

    Also here is the pastebin

    Last edited Sep 01, 2014 by BrutalNetwork
  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Sep 01, 2014 at 03:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @BrutalNetwork: Go

    Paste has been removed. You have not provided me with the server version you're running, the version of the plugin or any configuration files. I cannot help you unless you provide this. (For the version numbers, give me the exact build numbers).

  • Avatar of BrutalNetwork BrutalNetwork Aug 31, 2014 at 09:36 UTC - 0 likes

    HUGE BUG!!

    Just recently opened my hub server and NametagEdit is causing people to crash. I removed your plugin and everything was fine: Thats the error that people get when the crash

    This is what is reffered when it crashes:

    Please fix ASAP <3

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Aug 29, 2014 at 00:42 UTC - 0 likes

    3.0 works great! I compiled it from source today! Thanks...Great Job!

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  • Avatar of killertudse killertudse Aug 27, 2014 at 20:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    Yup i have :C

  • Avatar of smallpen smallpen Aug 27, 2014 at 14:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    Hello sgtcaze ! Is NametagEdit v3.0 can support npc's prefix or suffix ? If it can, how to do it ?

    My minecraft server in Taiwan is : (Magic of Space-time)


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