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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 CullanP CullanP Apr 26, 2015 at 21:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @JGSBroadcast: Go

    The source on his github works great. I'm using this plugin on 1.8.3 and no issues whatsoever. I didn't really test any of the older versions though. I grabbed the source off the github and compiled in 1.8.3.

    Last edited Apr 26, 2015 by CullanP
  • Avatar of JGSBroadcast JGSBroadcast Apr 25, 2015 at 02:32 UTC - 0 likes

    For some reason my group prefixes won't work. groups.yml also resets every server restart. I'm in NametagEdit v3.0. I use PermissionsEx.

    Last edited Apr 25, 2015 by JGSBroadcast

    Owner of JGSB Craft, a YouTuber, and a coder that makes mods and plugins!

  • Avatar of LuluDuchamp LuluDuchamp Apr 17, 2015 at 11:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey! was was struggling with permissions for this one. Non Op'd users cannot set their own prefix/suffix, even with the permissions added. As i'm using this system to create changeable roleplay nicknames for my players like so: [link] It'd be really great to have it accessible to everyone. Any help would be great.

  • Avatar of Drobberz Drobberz Mar 31, 2015 at 14:47 UTC - 1 like
  • Avatar of Rudy923 Rudy923 Mar 30, 2015 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Please update!!

  • Avatar of broluigi broluigi Mar 29, 2015 at 15:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bars96: Go my towny server got hacked serveral times when i used that. Dont trust it.



  • Avatar of Bars96 Bars96 Mar 29, 2015 at 15:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @letsz0ck3r: Go

    How you can garanty that plugin not contains malicious code? Post it on Spigot resources. And what the new org/slf4j & javassist packages? They seem to me very suspicious >_>

  • Avatar of Cjorange Cjorange Mar 21, 2015 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Please update to 1.8

  • Avatar of pinoylifecraft727 pinoylifecraft727 Mar 20, 2015 at 13:37 UTC - 1 like


    Update Please

  • Avatar of derpasaurs derpasaurs Mar 19, 2015 at 04:12 UTC - 0 likes

    How can i have the prefix to be the faction name (like this: [FactionName] [Player]) Also can i have the faction relationship color and the role to? how?

    Last edited Mar 19, 2015 by derpasaurs

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