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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 sanjay900 sanjay900 Oct 24, 2014 at 10:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @BrutalNetwork: Go

    My client crashes with the reason "Cannot remove from NTE #". Why is this?

    Due to how scoreboards were implemented in Minecraft, a player cannot belong to two teams. Any two scoreboard plugins, whether through packets or the bukkit scoreboard api - which are basically the same thing, that alter team prefixes/suffixes, will have conflicts. There is currently no way around this.

    -Copied from

  • Avatar of wilsondc15 wilsondc15 Oct 22, 2014 at 02:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @sgtcaze: Go

    Hello! I am unable to run any of the commands through console. I do not know why because I can do them all in-game just perfectly. This is a real problem because when people buy a rank, it is supposed to change their prefix and iis not doing that at all. I am running NameTagEdit 2.4

  • Avatar of Tomlmatt Tomlmatt Oct 18, 2014 at 05:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there anyway for it to auto /ne reload every time someone rejoins? Because when people join their names are white until I do /ne reload. Then they get their color assigned to their groups.

  • Avatar of angrymonkfilms angrymonkfilms Oct 12, 2014 at 21:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @DanSpedey: Go

    Yes, Cory has confirmed it over on the Sponge forums (

  • Avatar of Wowser22121 Wowser22121 Oct 11, 2014 at 03:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you tell us how we can get rid of the crashing when someone joins???

  • Avatar of BrutalNetwork BrutalNetwork Oct 03, 2014 at 11:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Heaps of reports to crashing from this plugin, any resolution?

  • Avatar of NumeroBabyDos NumeroBabyDos Oct 01, 2014 at 11:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Can Anyone Help Me It Doesn't Work In 1.7.2 RO-3 CraftBukkit

  • Avatar of DaGLiMiOuX DaGLiMiOuX Sep 29, 2014 at 15:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @TJGamez: Go has a chat formatting and prefix for your groups. All you have to do is set up poperly your config file. Here you have some info:

    You could also use LiveChat, but its pretty weird in my opinion and does not have a good customization with new version.

    Regards, DaGLiMiOuX

  • Avatar of DaGLiMiOuX DaGLiMiOuX Sep 29, 2014 at 11:53 UTC - 0 likes


    Our server is using your plugin, but seems that TabList tags doesn't work on 1.8 clients. Will you change/update the protocol for your plugin to add 1.8 support?

    Thanks in advice.

    Regards, DaGLiMiOuX.

  • Avatar of DanSpedey DanSpedey Sep 28, 2014 at 16:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this plugin be ported to Sponge?


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