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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 MinecraftG4m3rLP MinecraftG4m3rLP Aug 29, 2015 at 18:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Next Update PLS add the permission to add group color for example: nametag.prefix.[member] or a InGame command example: /ne group Member prefix "&a[Member]" THX


  • Avatar of Jerlag Jerlag Aug 28, 2015 at 12:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I have it running on 1.8.8 and it works fine :)

  • Avatar of NickDEVz NickDEVz Aug 25, 2015 at 10:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Update to 1.8.8 please?


  • Avatar of EVILSKILLZ777 EVILSKILLZ777 Aug 15, 2015 at 20:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Great Plugin! If it gets updated to 1.8.8 it will be better :)

  • Avatar of ashash1509 ashash1509 Aug 10, 2015 at 19:13 UTC - 1 like

    Is there still no way to bypass the 16 character limit?

  • Avatar of YhzPoi YhzPoi Aug 10, 2015 at 14:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Qw4rtz: Go

    Thank you!

  • Avatar of Qw4rtz Qw4rtz Aug 06, 2015 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @YhzPoi: Go

    The latest dev build available is working on 1.8.7

  • Avatar of YhzPoi YhzPoi Aug 06, 2015 at 08:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you update for 1.8.X please.

  • Avatar of Flarupspige Flarupspige Jul 15, 2015 at 13:05 UTC - 0 likes

    can i do so a player only can change their own suffix, and not prefix?


  • Avatar of XxDawnsusxX XxDawnsusxX Jul 15, 2015 at 07:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem that occurs sometimes. I have show ranks in tab false in config, but it sometimes shows ranks of players in the tab.


Date created
Mar 17, 2013
Last update
May 11, 2014
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