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SignShop allows you to set up physical shops by punching a chest with your items you want to sell, then punching a sign (while holding redstone dust). It's easy to set up, and even easier to customize!

This plugin requires Vault and collects Metrics.

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SignShop Quick Reference (This is also in your /plugins/SignShop folder) Fork us on GitHub

Latest Features

SignShop v2.9.0

  • Added full UUID support (check "Known caveats" for more information)
  • Added "/signshop unlink [here] <x1> <y1> <z1> [x2] [y2] [z2] [world]" command so admins can remove linked shops at their position, a coordinate, or a cuboid area
  • Added caching of serialized data, dramatically increasing performance for servers with large sellers.yml files
  • Changed to saving sellers.yml in a background thread to not hang main thread
  • Changed VariableAmounts rounding to always round down when selling and up when buying, preventing exploits
  • Changed everything to doubles, for better precision
  • Changed promotePlayer to work for global groups
  • Changed Restricted signs to check against all available group memberships, not just primary group
  • Changed backwards trade sign help message
  • Changed jukebox to use item names instead of IDs
  • Updated french.yml (Thanks Kervinou!)
  • Fixed error if Essentials was not installed on the server
  • Fixed error when not using a permission plugin
  • Fixed error when fetching names from web or using Google translations
  • Fixed money exploit due to double and float conversions
  • Fixed possible NPE when using a !variable where it isn't supposed to be used
  • Removed backwards compatibility with anything before Minecraft 1.4.5 releases

    For a full list of features, visit this page.

Extending SignShop with other Plugins

  • Uses Vault API, so it works with all standard economies (EssentialsEco, iConomy, BOSEconomy, Gringotts, and more) and permission plugins (Permissions 3, bPermissions, PEX, GroupManager, PermissionsBukkit, zPermission (and defaults to OP permissions, if you don't want to use a permission system)).
  • Supports LWC, Lockette, Deadbolt, WorldGuard, Grief Prevention, PlotMe, PreciousStones, LoreLocks, and Residence for chest / sign protection, but SignShop also has built-in sign protection.
  • Use with SignShopGuardian to save your inventory when you die.
  • Use with SignShopHotel to allow players to rent rooms for a period of time.
  • Supports dynmap to show shop locations.
  • Buy and sell custom made guns and weapons using Crackshot. (P.S. Crackshot is awesome!)
  • Supports alternate worlds using Multiverse.
  • Supports the Notifications plugin. SignShop will give a notification whenever a sign is created. This message can be customized in the config.
  • Display the items SignShop is selling by clicking half slabs and using ShowCaseStandalone.
  • Support for custom sign colors using SignColours.
  • Make SignShop run commands for all players online using WildcardCommands.
  • Charge a fee to use, and remotely operate Machinas with MachinaCraft.
  • Can use Towny banks to fund your shops using custom Blocks (Thanks ryvix!).
  • Can restrict shops to WorldGuard regions with the "allow-shop" flag, or Towny shop plots
  • Can convert ChestShop signs to SignShop format by just punching them with redstone.


SignShop2 tutorial video

Example SignShop

This is an example of how to set up a [Buy] sign with SignShop. The sign above is linked to a chest containing items. In this example, it will sell an enchanted pickaxe for 600 Waffles (Waffles are our server's currency :-) ).

Odarus's General Purpose SignShop

Send me pictures of your server's SignShops in the comments below and the image above could be YOUR shop!

Suggestions and Issues

If you are having a problem with SignShop, please feel free to take a look at our tickets to make sure others have not already reported the issue! If they haven't, please fill out the requested info when making a ticket. Thanks!

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  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Jul 22, 2014 at 12:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @bobbensun: Go

    You can use SignShop's [Restricted] signs to make it so only certain permission groups can use signs. Let's say your promotion ladder is like Noob -> Builder -> VIP or something. The Promote sign for VIP can be linked to a Restricted Builder sign to make it so Noobs can't promote themselves to VIP. Just list the groups you want to allow on rows 2,3,4 of the restricted sign, punch with redstone, then punch the sign you want to restrict. Does that help?

  • Avatar of bobbensun bobbensun Jul 22, 2014 at 04:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello ! Loving this plugin !! on 6 months using it now, and it's still awesome !!

    Big question :

    I hate LWC .... but i have to have it to protect my [Promote] signs, cause anyone can click them, and self promote ( cheat )

    Is there a perm line like : -Signshop.promote.rankname ?

    Is there another way to do it without a plugin to lock it to the ranking ladder ?

    i really need to get rid of LWC ................... lol .....

    ( using SignShop version 2.8.2 for MC 1.6.4 ... i know ... i should update to 2.8.3 lol )

    Last edited Jul 22, 2014 by bobbensun: adding signshop version
  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Jul 21, 2014 at 04:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @andrew4534: Go

    It's possible, yes, but we don't recommend it. If you want, you can go into the signshop.jar and rename the signs in the default config. You will need to do this anytime you update signshop, however. It's usually just a good idea to have one shop plugin, to prevent conflicts and stuff like this.

  • Avatar of andrew4534 andrew4534 Jul 21, 2014 at 03:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to make the [buy], and [sell] to tbuy, and tsell somehow. I like essentials better for me and server shops, but i want the players to use this plugin.

  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Jul 17, 2014 at 12:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @super16mm: Go

    Do you have ChestShop installed? I've never seen the behavior you are describing, and I'm wondering if it might be some other plugin doing it. If not, please make a ticket and fill out all the important information.

    Last edited Jul 17, 2014 by Devinish
  • Avatar of super16mm super16mm Jul 17, 2014 at 12:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Why can't I make [Restricted] signs? I am op / all permissions and whenever I try to make one it just pops out as an entity, preventing me from placing the sign.

  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Jul 16, 2014 at 23:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @boniomri: Go

    Grabbing our latest dev build will fix this issue.

  • Avatar of boniomri boniomri Jul 16, 2014 at 14:33 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't find a single tutorial on how to create infinite iBuy shops, only regular ones. I made the sign, then creted the chest with the item i wanted inside it, then I hit the chest with redstone, then the sign. Then when I try to break the chest it tells me its protected and I have to use a golden axe, when I use to golden axe, the shop just stops working... What did I do wrong? I read that you can actually create infinite shops and then destroy the chests.

    @Devinish @FlOppythp

  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Jul 12, 2014 at 16:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @FlOppythp: Go

    Make sure to check out our tickets before reporting any issues you are having.

  • Avatar of FlOppythp FlOppythp Jul 12, 2014 at 15:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @Devinish: Go

    I have a problem with Isell signs, mayb others i have not tested yet, but when i try to create a sign shop with the chest, and i destroy the chest with the gold axe, like i did in the past, the sign should normally stay colored and work, now it goes back to black and i can't use it anymore.

    So if i understand, i have to keep all the containers, this is ridiculous as the sign is infinite, so please tell me why you have changed that ? I don't want to show all the containers, plus players could maybe open them and change the stuff inside so the sign with it.

    Please tell me it is a bug and you want to fix it, or maybe i did something wrong, but i doubt it.

    PS: ok i have take the previous version, and now it works again, so it is a bug from your last version on bukkit (for 1.7.9) Thank for the moment i use the 1.7.2, but i hope you would fix it for the future.

    Last edited Jul 12, 2014 by FlOppythp

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