Simple Prefix


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Works on 1.8 versions!
Simple Prefix: Allows you to easily manage your chat with prefixes and suffixes.

This plugin uses prefixes and suffixes that are very easy to configure, inside of a yml config file. You apply prefixes and suffixes per user or group in the /Simple Prefix/config.yml file.

Alternatively, Simple Prefix can be configured to get the prefixes and suffixes from Vault supported chat plugins instead (PermissionsEx, bPermissions, etc.)

You can fully alter the chat format. You are able to achieve the following ingame:

  • [Admin] Flabaliki: my message here

Or even, just completely mix and match the template to get the look you want.

Developer API is available to those who wish to access prefixes and suffixes and use them within their own plugin. Click "Metadata" above.

That is all this plugin does, just a lightweight plugin for quickly getting your prefixes and suffixes to work, however you want.


  • Uses permissions to apply prefixes and suffixes to selected users or groups.
  • Alternatively, can use prefixes and suffixes from plugins supported by Vault.
  • Formatting/color codes are fully supported.
  • Configure the chat format to display however you want.
  • Developer API for fetching prefixes and suffixes
  • Easy to use commands for adding / removing prefixes in game!
  • Set prefixes and suffixes per group or per user.
  • Plays nicely with Essentials /nick command.
  • Option to allow multiple prefixes / suffixes, and a configurable separator which is placed between them to separate them.
  • A prefix or suffix tier system (so that you can make multiple ranking ladders).
  • UUID support


  1. Place Simple Prefix.jar into your plugins folder
  2. Restart or reload your server
  3. Edit your config.yml (see here for info)
Please carefully read the Configuration page!

Youtube Video:

This video is very outdated. Could we get someone to make a new video that demonstrates what the plugin does, as well as how to set it up?

Commands and Permissions:

/spr helpDisplays helpDepends on other permissions
/spr coloursDisplays all colour codessimpleprefix.command.colors
/spr p g <group> [prefix]Add/remove prefix from specified groupsimpleprefix.command.editGroups
/spr s g <group> [suffix]Add/remove suffix from specified groupsimpleprefix.command.editGroups
/spr p u <user> [prefix]Add/remove prefix from a single playersimpleprefix.command.editIndividual
/spr s u <user> [suffix]Add/remove suffix from a single playersimpleprefix.command.editIndividual
/spr p [prefix]Add/remove prefix from yourselfsimpleprefix.command.editOwn
/spr s [suffix]Add/remove suffix from yourselfsimpleprefix.command.editOwn
/spr w <world> [nickname]Add/remove a world nicknamesimpleprefix.command.editWorld
/spr reloadReloads config from filesimpleprefix.command.reload
Permission for all commandssimpleprefix.command.*

To remove a prefix or suffix, leave [prefix] and [suffix] out of the command

Use the permission simpleprefix.<group name> to add a person to a group.


SimplePrefix may not work in offline mode, and I'm not planning to make it so any time soon. No support will be offered to offline mode servers

You may:

  • Either use online mode.
  • If you have to use offline mode because you're using bungeecord, and bungeecord is in online mode, that's okay too:

If you are using bungeecord, just make sure that:

  • In the Simple Prefix config, enable the "bungeecord" option
  • Make sure you're using Spigot
  • In your Spigot config.yml, enable the "bungeecord" option
  • In your Bungeecord config.yml, enable the "ip_forwarding" option, and make sure "online_mode" is enabled too

Upcoming Features:

  • MySQL support
  • Timezones

What people say about Simple Prefix:

"You're the best! Prior to simplePrefix I spent weeks looking for something that would do prefixes by permissions, and now that I find it, I get functionality AND quick support, as well as new features implemented! <3" - octoshrimpy

"Epic plugin!" - Bammerbom

"Great plugin! :)" - ThisUsernameIsMine

"oh thank god youre updating this...i love the concept of multiple prefixes. its what ive been looking for for a LOOONNNGGG time. im so glad i found this one and itd be awesome to have it updated" - SatansDaughter66 (Written when the 2.3 update was announced)

"Been using this for quite some time, and it's always served our needs well... Thanks for making an awesome plugin! - Islid

As of version 2.3.1, this plugin uses an automatic updater to check if you are running the latest version, and if not, it downloads the latest version. To disable this please set "Auto-Update" to "false" in the config.yml file.

As of version 2.3.2, this plugin connects to "" when necessary to check for player UUIDs.

If you need help with something, want to report a problem or make a suggestion, you should either make a comment here or send a PM to BaranCODE.

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  • Avatar of MuhsinunCool MuhsinunCool Feb 26, 2015 at 01:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Plz add multiverse support i wanted the multiverse aliases not the [World] D: and the multiverse alias won't show up with this plugin D: plz fix D: mew


  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Feb 24, 2015 at 15:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @shop1126: Go

    I haven't noticed any bug like what you described. Make sure you're properly adding the permissions for all the prefixes you want to give.

  • Avatar of shop1126 shop1126 Feb 22, 2015 at 04:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Ah I see what you mean towards the end, but we've always had multiple prefixes enabled to true but sometimes it doesn't show them all. Btw thanks for the quick reply.

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  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Feb 21, 2015 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @shop1126: Go

    That's not a glitch, that's a feature. :)

    There's an option in the config that let's you choose whether multiple prefixes should be allowed or not. Please read the last two bullet points on this page:

    About the Essentials Chat, both that and this are chat formatting plugins. They are used to do the same thing, so you shouldn't be using both at the same time. That's like using.. multiverse and multiworld at the same time, see what I mean?

    Last edited Feb 21, 2015 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of shop1126 shop1126 Feb 21, 2015 at 18:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Sometimes there's a glitch that doesn't allow you to have multiple prefixes added to one person, is there anyway to fix this? Thanks :) Also I don't think there's full compatibility with Essentials Chat. Thanks for reading :)

    Last edited Feb 21, 2015 by shop1126
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Feb 19, 2015 at 12:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @hugocap22: Go

    "Use the permission simpleprefix.<group name> to add a person to a group."

  • Avatar of hugocap22 hugocap22 Feb 19, 2015 at 10:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I installed this plugin but when I do /spr prefix group admin &c, and /spr reload, the admin group is white when it should be red. In the config there has group: admin / prefix: &c but it is always white. The prefix only work when I put them on users, such as /spr prefix user hugocap22 &c. Can you help me?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 31, 2015 at 14:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @MrGrieferHGTech: Go

    The version numbers for the files are the versions the plugin was specifically made for. However, that doesn't mean the plugin only works with those versions. Even though the recent versions of Simple Prefix were made for 1.7.9, they work perfectly fine on 1.8 versions. That's how it is for a lot of plugins.

  • Avatar of MrGrieferHGTech MrGrieferHGTech Jan 31, 2015 at 11:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    If it works on 1.8.1 then it doesn't say on the Recent Files that's why I asked u!

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 31, 2015 at 08:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @MrGrieferHGTech: Go

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Simple Prefix works fine on 1.8 and 1.8.1.


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Dec 17, 2014
Development stage
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