Simple Prefix


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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, from inside of an yml config file. You apply prefixes and suffixes per user or group in the /SimplePrefix/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. For example, you could achieve the following ingame:

  • [Admin] Flabaliki: my message here

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

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

That's basically what this is, just a lightweight plugin for quickly getting your prefixes and suffixes to work, however you want.

Read the Configuration page for instructions on how to use the plugin.


  • 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
  • Factions chat tags support (read our Configuration page)


  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:

A simple tutorial by Otaku Geeks that will help you get started:

And another video on the basics of setting up the config.

Here is a German video about the plugin.

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.

Note about Offline Mode:

SimplePrefix may or may not work in offline mode. No support will be offered to offline mode servers

If you're having issues using Simple Prefix in offline mode, 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

What people say about Simple Prefix:

"This was exactly what I was looking for! Simple and straight forward to use ... I think it took me about 5 minutes after reading over the directions to get it setup...and my users were instantly thankful and excited about their cool new fancy prefixes. Thanks for your efforts!" - GrumblyOldBear

"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.

Please read the Configuration page thoroughly before asking for help, because it's likely your question/problem is answered there.

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  • Avatar of thatguywhohatesyou thatguywhohatesyou May 22, 2016 at 07:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @BananaTiger Try this &c[Admin]&f

  • Avatar of BananaTiger BananaTiger May 12, 2016 at 10:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, this plugin works great but however I'm having a slight problem. For example if I give a player the tag [Admin] in all red he will talk in red. I would like it if [Admin] was red and the payers name was red, but when they talk in chat its white.

  • Avatar of FortyEffs FortyEffs May 01, 2016 at 08:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Can this plugin use PlaceholderAPI? There are 2 placeholders listed on their page for this plugin but I can't find the expansion for them.

  • Avatar of hakim987 hakim987 Apr 16, 2016 at 11:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey can you make the 'worlds' prefix can also use Variables i would love this feature as i want if the player is in the Faction world it would display {FactionName} Faction Name
    And if the player is in Prison it would be {PrisonRank} Prison Name Thanks :D

  • Avatar of TTMLeaDeR TTMLeaDeR Apr 09, 2016 at 03:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Im using CraftBukkit 1.8.8 Cracked server, and the plugin isnt using my UUID's. Instead, in the config it sets the prefix/suffix to playername 'null' . Tried both 1.8 versions. Offline mode should not be an issue, i know of a cracked server that also uses SimplePrefix without a problem. CosmicCraft uses it. IP:

    Last edited Apr 09, 2016 by TTMLeaDeR
  • Avatar of Youtube_burdened Youtube_burdened Apr 07, 2016 at 01:22 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2775283>>

    I just tested it for 1.9, it worked for me

  • Avatar of Team_Smelted Team_Smelted Apr 06, 2016 at 04:30 UTC - 0 likes

    By any chance are you going to update this to 1.9?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Mar 19, 2016 at 08:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @dylanflores344: Go

    As I've mentioned before, create a Simple Prefix group with the prefix you want, and give the permission for it to the default group in your permissions plugin.

  • Avatar of dylanflores344 dylanflores344 Mar 19, 2016 at 05:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you make a command for a default prefix/suffix

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Mar 18, 2016 at 13:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @stevesdiamondtnt: Go

    It's not very clear what you mean by "have access to Simple Prefix."

    If you are asking for the permission nodes needed to give a person a prefix or suffix (by adding them to a Simple Prefix group), that would be simpleprefix.<group name>

    Or if you're referring to the permissions required for the Simple Prefix commands (to change prefixes in-game, etc.), those are outlined on this page, under "Commands and Permissions.


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
May 29, 2015
Development stage
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