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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


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 comniemeer comniemeer Sep 15, 2014 at 17:11 UTC - 0 likes

    So... Whats up with maven?

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  • Avatar of Premx Premx Sep 13, 2014 at 18:44 UTC - 0 likes

    One Question guys.

    I use Essentials, but i disabled the OP color. I made me a blue prefix. I get a red? I don't really why i got that. Is it the plugin or anything in bukkit.

    Can you add a mysql support, example for a network?

    Thank you

    Greetings Premx

    Last edited Sep 13, 2014 by Premx


  • Avatar of LulooGames LulooGames Sep 13, 2014 at 17:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I have an error and do not know how to fix it when I want to add a license tells me this: [I do not want to remove the plugin nametagedit any solution?

    [14:13:20 ERROR]: Could not pass event PermissionEntityEvent to NametagEdit v2.4 org.bukkit.event.EventException at $ 1.execute (JavaPluginLoader.ja goes: 320) ~ [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent (RegisteredListener.jav a: 62) ~ [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent (SimplePluginManager.j ava: 486) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent (SimplePluginManager.j ava: 471) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at ru.tehkode.permissions.PermissionManager.callEvent (PermissionManager. java: 496) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.PermissionEntity.callEvent (PermissionEntity.ja goes: 462) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.PermissionEntity.callEvent (PermissionEntity.ja goes: 466) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.ProxyPermissionGroup.setPermissions (ProxyPermi 136) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.PermissionGroup.addPermission (PermissionGroup. java: 557) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.commands.GroupCommands.groupAddPermissi on ( 420) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0 (Native Method) ~ [: 1.7.0 _67] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke (Unknown Source) ~ [: 1.7.0 _67] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke (Unknown Source) ~ [: 1 .7.0_67] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke (Unknown Source) ~ [: 1.7.0_67] ru.tehkode.permissions.commands.CommandsManager at $ (C 252) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.commands.CommandsManager.execute (CommandsManag 114) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.PermissionsEx.onCommand (PermissionsEx.j ava: 159) [PermissionsEx.jar :?] at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute ( 44) [Serv er.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch ( 17 5) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.CraftServer.dispatchCommand (CraftServe 683) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.CraftServer.dispatchServerCommand (Craf 670) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at ( 286) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.DedicatedServer.u ( 2 51) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.t ( 5 45) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at ( : 457) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] at (SourceFile 6 17) [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: ru.tehkode.permissions.PermissionGroup.g etUsers () Ljava / util / Set; at ca.wacos.nametagedit.NametagHookPEX.onPermissionChangePEX (NametagHook 15) ~ [:?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0 (Native Method) ~ [: 1.7.0 _67] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke (Unknown Source) ~ [: 1.7.0 _67] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke (Unknown Source) ~ [: 1 .7.0_67] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke (Unknown Source) ~ [: 1.7.0_67] at $ 1.execute (JavaPluginLoader.ja goes: 318) ~ [server.jar: git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-50-gdce2b35-b3019jnks] 25 ... more

    Last edited Sep 13, 2014 by LulooGames
  • Avatar of S0N0FAS0N S0N0FAS0N Sep 12, 2014 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes uses this

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Sep 12, 2014 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Got it to work..just need to edit config file when server is offline or it'll revert back to normal.

    KevinEssence Server owner at


  • Avatar of Cronos2212 Cronos2212 Sep 12, 2014 at 05:28 UTC - 0 likes

    This is a great plugin! I love it!

    However there's one small thing... On join it msgs OP's that there's an update available even if we've updatet.

    If you could fix this it'd be great! Thanks!! :D

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Sep 09, 2014 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes

    I have all my groups added, yet when I add the permission to group it doesn't work.

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Sep 06, 2014 at 05:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @BrutalNetwork: Go

    Sorry for the late reply. Go ahead and add: "sgtcaze"

    this applies to anyone who has things to report etc

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  • Avatar of BrutalNetwork BrutalNetwork Sep 03, 2014 at 10:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add me on skype and we can look over things? Would be much appreciated!

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Sep 03, 2014 at 06:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @BrutalNetwork: Go

    Yeah this is just how scoreboards were implemented to begin with.

    Here's what's happening: NametagEdit adds a player to a scoreboard team, and sends them data (prefixes, suffixes etc). Now, you have another plugin doing the exact same thing. The conflict arises when a player is a member of two teams. For compatibility to be achieved, we would literally need to have every plugin that modifies the scoreboard to be able to "talk" with one another. For now, we are somewhat powerless to stop it.


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