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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 Kevdude0625 Kevdude0625 May 26, 2015 at 21:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make this for spigot 1.8?

  • Avatar of MySt1k MySt1k May 25, 2015 at 11:19 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of pearson1919 pearson1919 May 18, 2015 at 02:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @MPFx: Go

    I am having the exact same issue! Someone please update this to fix this. It works fine until you restart the server or log out then log back in and it completely resets the tab to default. :( PLEASE FIX!!!

  • Avatar of MPFx MPFx May 16, 2015 at 08:06 UTC - 1 like

    1000 th comment xD

    Im on the dev builds and when I /nte prefix <name> [&2Helper&f] &2 I works but when they log back on the name tag does not stay

    Please Help This is a donation feature as well

    Im using ver spigot 1.8.3

    Thx MPF

  • Avatar of xJdubx xJdubx May 16, 2015 at 00:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @minecraftpvpwimp: Go

    yes you give them the permission

  • Avatar of Igatax Igatax May 14, 2015 at 07:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I have a question when I op a playerwith no prefix In Game i has got the prefix admin how delet this

    My groups nametagedit:

    This file declares custom permissions and ties prefixes and suffixes to them.

    Players who possess these permissions will have the prefix and suffix assigned to the given permission. prefix = "&4[Admin] &c" prefix = "&2[Modo] &a"

    Last edited May 14, 2015 by Igatax
  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr May 07, 2015 at 15:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Is there a way to hide the name tag instead of changing it ? like modify it with a space so no one can see it. And apply that to all players in the server


  • Avatar of minecraftpvpwimp minecraftpvpwimp May 04, 2015 at 15:16 UTC - 0 likes

    sorry if this has already been answered but

    would there be a way to have tags set on normal players upon joining?

  • Avatar of JGSBroadcast JGSBroadcast May 04, 2015 at 01:08 UTC - 0 likes

    It looks like I've got it all working. I had to downgrade and make the group file then upgrade back to v3.0. Awesome plugin, keep up the great work! =)

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

  • Avatar of TheCodgamesHDx TheCodgamesHDx Apr 29, 2015 at 00:23 UTC - 0 likes

    This is a very very awesome plugin and I love how easy it is to add prefix's and suffix's except, the only thing this plugin doesn't change is how my chat looks. Even when a player has a prefix/suffix it will show up in Tab but not the chat when the player talks :/ I'm not using EssentialsChat if anyone knows how to help me with this.


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