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What is PlugMan?

PlugMan is a simple, easy to use plugin that lets server admins manage plugins from either in-game or console without the need to restart the server.


  • Enable, disable, restart, load, reload, and unload plugins from in-game or console.
  • List plugins alphabetically, with version if specified.
  • Get useful information on plugins such as commands, version, author(s), etc.
  • Easily manage plugins without having to constantly restart your server.
  • List commands a plugin has registered.
  • Tab completion for command names and plugin names.
  • Dump plugin list with versions to a file.
  • Check if a plugin is up-to-date with
  • Permissions Support - All commands default to OP.


/plugman helpShow help information.
/plugman list [-v]List plugins in alphabetical order. Use "-v" to include versions.
/plugman info [plugin]Displays information about a plugin.
/plugman dumpDumps plugin list and versions to a file.
/plugman usage [plugin]List commands that a plugin has registered.
/plugman enable [plugin|all]Enable a plugin.
/plugman disable [plugin|all]Disable a plugin.
/plugman restart [plugin|all]Restart (disable/enable) a plugin.
/plugman load [plugin]Load a plugin.
/plugman reload [plugin|all]Reload (unload/load) a plugin.
/plugman unload [plugin]Unload a plugin.
/plugman check [plugin|all] [-f]Check if a plugin is up-to-date.


Permission NodeDefaultDescription
plugman.adminOPAllow use of all PlugMan commands.
plugman.updateOPAllow user to see update messages.
plugman.helpOPAllow use of the help command.
plugman.listOPAllow use of the list command.
plugman.infoOPAllow use of the info command.
plugman.dumpOPAllow use of the dump command.
plugman.usageOPAllow use of the usage command.
plugman.enableOPAllow use of the enable command.
plugman.enable.allOPAllow use of the enable all command.
plugman.disableOPAllow use of the disable command.
plugman.disable.allOPAllow use of the disable all command.
plugman.restartOPAllow use of the restart command.
plugman.restart.allOPAllow use of the restart all command.
plugman.loadOPAllow use of the load command.
plugman.reloadOPAllow use of the reload command.
plugman.reload.allOPAllow use of the reload all command.
plugman.unloadOPAllow use of the unload command.
plugman.checkOPAllow use of the check command.
plugman.check.allOPAllow use of the check all comamnd.




This plugin uses Gravity's Updater which allows PlugMan to automatically download updates to new versions. If you wish to disable this or change how PlugMan handles the updating, you are free to do so by editing the plugin's configuration.


PlugMan is open source and hosted on GitHub; feel free to fork, star, or contribute to PlugMan by making pull requests and opening issues.

Development Builds


Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's Metrics system to gather anonymous usage statistics on the plugin and server it's running on. The following information is sent to

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's Java version
  • Whether the server is on online or offline mode.
  • The plugin's version
  • The server's version
  • The OS' version, name, and architecture
  • The core count of the CPU
  • The number of players online
  • The Metrics version

Opting out of this service can be done by either editing PlugMan's configuration file, or disabling Metrics globally by editing the Metric's configuration file.


Join us on IRC in the channel #plugman on


To view those who enable this project to be developed, please refer to the GitHub page.


Samkio has made a tutorial showing the basic usage of the plugin.

User Content


  • PlugMan requires (at least) Java 7 to run.
  • If you have an error, please use a paste service (such as instead of the comment box.

Other Projects

  • Minecraft-Plugins: Website that enables searching for Bukkit / Spigot plugins with quick access to plugin information as well as download links and change logs for current and past versions of the plugin.

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  • Avatar of chuck4100 chuck4100 Oct 24, 2015 at 03:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any chance of 1.7 cross compat with future updates?

    I love this plugin but I'm stuck on 1.7.5 due to 60-70% of used plugins not updated beyond that.

  • Avatar of Goldzora Goldzora Oct 20, 2015 at 09:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @hduckhil: Go

    It's just the updater not being able to contact the update servers, nothing bad, the plugin itself still should work.

  • Avatar of hduckhil hduckhil Oct 04, 2015 at 14:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Im getting this problem: in my console help pls

  • Avatar of rylinaux rylinaux Aug 25, 2015 at 18:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @AbsintoJPl: Go

    I've added the video to the description (Google Translate said Portuguese, is that correct?) and credited you, thanks for creating it!


  • Avatar of rylinaux rylinaux Aug 25, 2015 at 18:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @foxi69: Go

    Support for Spigot resources was something I planned on looking at in the future... thanks for finding that API, I'll take a look at it.

  • Avatar of AbsintoJPl AbsintoJPl Aug 25, 2015 at 14:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Video Tutorial on the Plugin

    Credits Video: (AbsintoJ/PlugMan)


    My channel tutorials plugins minecraft:


  • Avatar of foxi69 foxi69 Aug 23, 2015 at 13:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @TWSSYesterday: Go

    What does spigot's updater mean?! where is that?:O

    Edit.: I found this api:

    can u do something with this?:D

    Last edited Aug 23, 2015 by foxi69
  • Avatar of TWSSYesterday TWSSYesterday Aug 23, 2015 at 11:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @HSIkMy: Go

    I'm not having this issue.

    @foxi69: Go

    Would be good if it worked with Spigot's updater too :)

    Looking for a system admin? PM me what you'd want me to do, and what you can afford to pay me monthly, I only have time for one more placement, so it is on a first come, first served basis.

  • Avatar of foxi69 foxi69 Aug 06, 2015 at 09:15 UTC - 0 likes

    How I can disable the plugins from the "/plugman check [plugin|all] [-f]" command?

    So if I wont update some plugins I wanna disable it from this command, so dont show for me

    And should be updated for

    Last edited Aug 06, 2015 by foxi69
  • Avatar of HSIkMy HSIkMy Jul 27, 2015 at 01:45 UTC - 1 like

    Spigot 1.8 plugins cannot be loaded ;-;


Date created
Jan 26, 2012
Last update
Dec 19, 2015
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