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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 TheAngelPlays TheAngelPlays Nov 29, 2015 at 00:44 UTC - 0 likes

    When I try to reload the file, it states "An internal error occurred while attempting to perform this command". I checked config and everything looks good and I do not see the problem. Others are having the same problem. Please update!

  • Avatar of Saxion Saxion Nov 27, 2015 at 07:45 UTC - 1 like

    It was working for me then it stopped. I wrote new groups and whenever I restart the server the group file just gets wiped. So I guess I won't use this anymore? Anyone know an alternative?

  • Avatar of RRodolfo RRodolfo Nov 25, 2015 at 02:44 UTC - 0 likes

    The latest update is bugged? I have the groups just like the default & when i reload it says: my groups.yml:

  • Avatar of Jerlag Jerlag Nov 18, 2015 at 17:44 UTC - 0 likes

    there is idd a bug with nametagedit even on my 1.8.8 server i know i have had a warning when using it on 1.8 and newer but just to let the developers know. if you enter invisible the nametagedit disappears but when you leave invisible it can't handle to put the nametag back so it just kicks the player.

    just to let you guys know

    kind regards, Jerlag_01

  • Avatar of piter909 piter909 Nov 09, 2015 at 11:53 UTC - 0 likes

    There is bug with 1.7.2 clients. Players with 1.7.2 are being kicked by string that is 31>16 - no matter that you will set prefix/suffix or not. Please, fix it..

  • Avatar of Jerlag Jerlag Nov 01, 2015 at 23:40 UTC - 0 likes

    guys plz take some time to read all the pages. you need too install protocollib too to get the latest version working on 1.8.x then it will work but otherwise not.

  • Avatar of xXkguyXx xXkguyXx Nov 01, 2015 at 23:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! Please Update the API its getting Problems! Thanks!


  • Avatar of Madszinader Madszinader Nov 01, 2015 at 15:52 UTC - 0 likes

    The repository does not work for me. :(

  • Avatar of Tom555444 Tom555444 Oct 30, 2015 at 10:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @Binner_Done: Go

    Same here please help!

  • Avatar of Binner_Done Binner_Done Oct 28, 2015 at 11:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, The permissions for groups wont work!



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