Ping MOTD Handler

This is a plugin that allows the user use multiple messages that will change on random when the server is pinged (Clicking Refresh will spawn another message). This MOTD is displayed to the Player before they join. This is not a welcome message or displayed in game.

Ping MOTD on Github


Displays Current Version
/pmotd add (message)
perms: pingmotd.add
Sets displayed message
ex: /pmotd add &6Welcome!
/pmotd view [page#]
perms: pingmotd.del
Shows all of the current messages in use
/pmotd del [id#]
perms: pingmotd.del
Removes a messages from the list
/pmotd reload
perms: pingmotd.reload
Reloads the configuration


Uploading Functional Version

Added abilty for random messages
Reworked set and view
Changed Commands

Minor Code Cleanup

Updated for 1.1 Event Handler

Added /pingmotdreload
Minor issues/Cleanup

Cleaned up a whole lot.
Adjusted configuration for more simple and effective system.

Added ampersand ("&") color codes for colored messages.
(Will only work in 1.4.2 builds)

Now with permissions, and massively cleaned


Out of ideas, Got any? Comment below.


Example: config.yml

- '&3Welcome to the Server'
- 'Information can be found here!'
- '&4This server uses &cPingMOTD!'
- 'Enter if you dare!'
- 'I like cheese, :P'

This is an example however all these configurations can be made in game.

(Hint: I wrote this with no restriction to the amount of messages PingMOTD will work with: 1 to 100000 or whatever makes sense. Just either add via add command or edit config.yml)

As always no bloatware found here.

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  • Avatar of snipershotmaster snipershotmaster Sep 08, 2015 at 03:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @DonutVreterNL: Go

    Swift motd no longer works :/

    Edit: it might work but there is no link for BungeeYaml....

    Last edited Sep 08, 2015 by snipershotmaster


  • Avatar of DonutVreterNL DonutVreterNL Feb 13, 2014 at 17:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @iTzToXiC: Go

    No, For a Bungee server use SwitfMotd, (Spigot)


  • Avatar of iTzToXiC iTzToXiC Jan 31, 2014 at 20:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this work on a bungee server?

  • Avatar of zackrox zackrox Jan 05, 2014 at 01:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem, it will only display the top message no matter how many times I reload it, please help!

  • Avatar of linusgjersvold linusgjersvold Nov 15, 2013 at 21:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, this plugin is awesome! I want some things added tho like line-break and maby the ability to add like %player or so to get the playername of the player to make it more personal using ip-check. Thanks! linusgjersvold

  • Avatar of MojatoGames MojatoGames Nov 03, 2013 at 18:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm trying to make messages that go behind the scroll bar in the server list but PingMOTD ignores multiple spaces. Please fix it.

    Thanks, MojatoGames

  • Avatar of Lord_Cuddles Lord_Cuddles Oct 13, 2013 at 12:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @OverPanda: Go

    There is a bug so that the last message in the list doesn't show up in the motd. Just add an extra motd to the end so you have three and it will randomise between the first two.

  • Avatar of OverPanda OverPanda Aug 02, 2013 at 03:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd like to ask people - how does one get it so it rotates between MOTDs? Every time I refresh it only shows the one MOTD out of two I have added. The first one is ID 0 and the 2nd ID 1. How does the plugin switch between the two?

  • Avatar of miner9243 miner9243 Jul 19, 2013 at 23:16 UTC - 0 likes

    does this have bungee cord support?

  • Avatar of iKraft01 iKraft01 Jul 18, 2013 at 20:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Codes like &k &l &m &n &o? Not sure if there already in... I havent tested yet but its a good idea


Date created
Dec 05, 2011
Last update
May 12, 2013
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