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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 Flarupspige Flarupspige Jul 15, 2015 at 13:05 UTC - 0 likes

    can i do so a player only can change their own suffix, and not prefix?


  • Avatar of XxDawnsusxX XxDawnsusxX Jul 15, 2015 at 07:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem that occurs sometimes. I have show ranks in tab false in config, but it sometimes shows ranks of players in the tab.

  • Avatar of sgtcaze sgtcaze Jul 14, 2015 at 05:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @CharlesVien456: Go

    Sorry for the late reply. You can find my version (most up to date) at: "'

    @BSidiocy: Go

    If they're a human entity, possibly. I've seen it work with packets. So, I don't see why not.

    @Arshak13: Go

    Have you tried any developer versions? We've been testing them a lot, and we're pretty much at a stable release. I also rewrote the core.

    @syberia97: Go

    Which version of the plugin are you using? Dev build?

    @pilvimaa: Go

    Apologies, a lot of our requests/support go through Spigot or GitHub. We simply don't check back here as often as when bukkit was still an active project (officially, that is). I'll check the requests page on our github.

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  • Avatar of CharlesVien456 CharlesVien456 Jul 09, 2015 at 18:32 UTC - 0 likes

    It looks like the maven repository is down. Is there any plans of that coming back up anytime soon?

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  • Avatar of BSidiocy BSidiocy Jul 09, 2015 at 16:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this one work with Citizens NPC???

  • Avatar of Arshak13 Arshak13 Jul 05, 2015 at 21:11 UTC - 0 likes


    I'm disabling the plugin until there is a version that works good on 1.8. I looked at the spigot version you guys put up and there were many who claimed it didn't work. So I'm not updating. Please update a successful version here.

  • Avatar of syberia97 syberia97 Jul 04, 2015 at 15:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Disabling tablisty turns off after a while. Not once did shuts down.

    Correct off either by repairing the TabList because the errors are not found in the console. I am using the beta and I understand that there are errors on the new api.

    Translated from google: D

  • Avatar of pilvimaa pilvimaa Jun 28, 2015 at 06:57 UTC - 0 likes

    So, still no support for:

    1) Hiding name tags above head (NameTagVisibility <never|hideForOtherTeams|hideForOwnTeam|always>)

    2) Adding everyone to the same scoreboard's group + SeeFriendlyInvisibles = true (which is really cool and nerfs the OP 100% invisibility)

    Right? Even though these features were suggested a very long time ago and promised to deliver.

    Still cannot use NameTagEdit then which is a real shame.

    Could you maybe do something about this? Thanks.

  • Avatar of RenHax RenHax Jun 16, 2015 at 13:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Doesnt work on cauldron D;

  • Avatar of invad8er invad8er Jun 14, 2015 at 23:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Excellent plugin using on MetaCraft server with no issues


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Mar 17, 2013
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