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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 SheepyCakeEater SheepyCakeEater Apr 24, 2016 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I tried to use the plugin but it didn't work that well it didn't show any error message when i used the prefix and suffix command can any staff reply i really need this plugin to work

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Apr 09, 2016 at 06:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Azen0x: Go

    Whitch Plugin ?

  • Avatar of Azen0x Azen0x Mar 30, 2016 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @aZZyCSGO: Go

    Download this plugin on spigot, for me, it's works on 1.9 ;)

    public void onJoin(PlayerJoinEvent e){
       e.getPlayer().kickPlayer("Buy VIP on Webshop to join the server !");
  • Avatar of aZZyCSGO aZZyCSGO Mar 26, 2016 at 21:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Please Update to 1.9

  • Avatar of AceraaYoutube AceraaYoutube Mar 19, 2016 at 13:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @AceraaYoutube: GoANYONE?!

  • Avatar of AceraaYoutube AceraaYoutube Mar 16, 2016 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I used the Nametag edit, it fucked up and didnt put what I typed. I removed the plugin an It is still there. Tell me how to remove it.

  • Avatar of Cory_ Cory_ Mar 13, 2016 at 14:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @silentspectr: Go

    You certainly can!

    @Azen0x: Go

    Use the "&" symbol. Also, if you want spaces you can use single quotes '&c '

    @CaBoPow: Go Can you upload the image to ImgUr if you're still have issues.

    @silentspectr: Go You can use groups. However, someone did mention an alias command.

    @DatBakawolfy: Go In the groups.yml you organize by highest rank to lowest rank. Give that rank the permission node on PermissionsEx (or any permission plugin)

    @funtime_egger: Go Try using our latest builds. This corrects a lot of issues. :)

    @GamerProdigee: Go

    Please do not these builds for 1.7 to 1.9.

    We have newer builds and support over on our SpigotMC Page.

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  • Avatar of GamerProdigee GamerProdigee Mar 07, 2016 at 21:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Doesnt work for me and its really bad. Do you need vault or something? Tell me how to get it working and I may sponsor it.

  • Avatar of funtime_egger funtime_egger Mar 01, 2016 at 20:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I use this plugin on my prison server so you can see each player's rank on their name. Each nametag has it own permission and I've linked it to the group. When someone ranks up ( lets say A to B ) they still have the nametag they had before. In order for them to get their new nametag prefix they either need to relog or the owner needs to reload the server.

    Anyway I can make it so it automatically updates the players's nametag?


    Last edited Mar 03, 2016 by funtime_egger
  • Avatar of DatBakawolfy DatBakawolfy Feb 26, 2016 at 16:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I was wondering if I could set up the groups correctly. I found the group section and I filled that out, but how do you get it to correspond with the rank plugin? We use Pex.


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