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/ne prefix <player> <text>Sets a player's prefix
/ne suffix <player> <text>Sets a player's suffix
/ne clear <player>Clears a player's prefix and suffix
/ne reloadRefreshes and applies any changes to the config files
/ne updateUpdates the plugin if a new version is out


NametagEdit.useAllows use of the /ne command
NametagEdit.useallAllows setting other player's prefix/suffix
NametagEdit.reloadAllows reloading of the config files
NametagEdit.updateAllows updating the file to the newest version


DeathMessageEnabledIf true, death messages will contain prefix/suffix values
TabListEnabledIf false, NametagEdit will not format the tab
CheckForUpdatesIf true, NametagEdit will check on every enable for a new version
ConsolePrintEnabledIf true, NametagEdit will not print "Setting prefix/suffix" values
MetricsEnabledIf true, NametagEdit will collect stats for the project page

Groups Config (groups.txt)

You are able to configure custom nodes and assign prefixes and suffixes to them.

Example: your.permission prefix = "[&6MyRank&f]"

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


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?

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 siemaeniu500 siemaeniu500 Apr 23, 2014 at 12:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Please read my pm

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Apr 23, 2014 at 06:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Notice: I have updated NametagEdit to v2.5.2 (BETA) to add compatibility for UUIDs. This update functions very differently than the previous, as it will read UUIDs from the players.txt file. Please note that if you have player names in the players.txt for the key, you WILL get a null pointer exception error.

    Please generate the configuration files on a demo server to see how these changes work. This was an effort to preserve custom prefixes/suffixes for players who wish to change their usernames.

    Example: (players.txt) b5ccebaa-0623-4370-af73-0ec985dfa3b0 prefix = "&b< &a"

    Would translate to: &b< &asgtcazeyt

    Please remember this is a BETA release, and not to be used in production until we have ironed out all bugs.

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  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Apr 23, 2014 at 00:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @cuddyier: Go

    Please use v2.4 (Jenkins #40) and inform us if this bug persists.

  • Avatar of cuddyier cuddyier Apr 22, 2014 at 13:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Any ideas why this would occur randomly? It's after a rank gets added to someone that has a nametag, the server suddenly kicks everyone and they all get the above error until I restart the server. I use PermissionsEx and v2.1 release build.

    Last edited Apr 22, 2014 by cuddyier
  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Apr 21, 2014 at 04:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @MarreSteik: Go

    The boolean for tab formatting changed back between v2.1 and v2.3 sometime. Please make sure your config has TabListDisabled: false

    @Mr_Rizzio: Go

    Off the bat, not entirely sure. Are you using a plugin that manipulates the API? Also, craftbukkit/spigot version and plugin version would help a lot.

    @NexusOblivion: Go

    See my first response (in this comment)

    @AW6464: Go

    The rank-up plugin would have to hook into the API. NametagEdit doesn't currently listen in for these types of changes.

  • Avatar of AW6464 AW6464 Apr 20, 2014 at 22:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I want to use this plugin for my prison server, is there a way so when ever they rank up they get a new "Nametag Prefix"?

  • Avatar of NexusOblivion NexusOblivion Apr 20, 2014 at 20:27 UTC - 0 likes

    In the newest 1.7.4 update for this plugin, the prefixed/suffixed nametags don't seem to show in the TAB list. It seems to show when you use /reload, but only until you re-log. It still shows above players heads, just not in TAB.

    Last edited Apr 20, 2014 by NexusOblivion: typo
  • Avatar of Mr_Rizzio Mr_Rizzio Apr 20, 2014 at 03:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Any idea whats up with this insane timings report?

    Last edited Apr 20, 2014 by Mr_Rizzio
  • Avatar of MarreSteik MarreSteik Apr 18, 2014 at 14:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    Hey, When I have this plugin it does work, but only on the nametags, not in the TAB-list, I ahve enabled the feature, reloaded, restarted, tried everything. I even setup a server just for testing that, still don't work. I am using the newest releast of essentials, this plugin nad spigot build #1387 if not so it is #1388 I don't remember ;) on essentials I have tried both change-displayname=true and false... :/ :'( I really want this great plugin to work on my server, Worked before I updated it sometime, can't remember when and to what...

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Apr 17, 2014 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @ExpoPs3: Go

    Alright. Without any version number for the plugin, server or essentials, you're leaving me guessing here. Please provide these when you can.


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