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.

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 jamespwl jamespwl Nov 27, 2015 at 03:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @gino1631: Go

    I have protocolLib on my server along with this and it is fine?

  • Avatar of gino1631 gino1631 Nov 14, 2015 at 14:58 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin breaks when ProtocolLib is installed :/

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Oct 23, 2015 at 04:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @Katniss57: Go

    You can remove those by editing the format option under Template, in the config. See the Configuration page for more info.

  • Avatar of Katniss57 Katniss57 Oct 22, 2015 at 23:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I love this plugin, I couldn't find anything like it. The only issue is that, when I type, It says the time, and the world next to my name, how can I get rid of that? Thanks

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Oct 18, 2015 at 07:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @SolarShrieking: Go

    Glad you figured it out. I should probably add this to the documentation, a lot of people ask about it.

  • Avatar of SolarShrieking SolarShrieking Oct 15, 2015 at 03:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Great Plugin, I love it a lot. Only problem is that I can't seem to get Factions titles to display alongside the chat formatting. :(

    If you could help, that would be wonderful! Factions:

    -EDIT- I figured it out, sorry for wasting your time. :) For future people: put "{factions_relcolor}&l{factions_roleprefix}&r{factions_relcolor}{factions_name|rp}" wherever you want your factions prefix to be, and format it accordingly. :)

    Last edited Oct 15, 2015 by SolarShrieking


  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Sep 24, 2015 at 20:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @SatansDaughter66: Go

    I will try to keep Simple Prefix updated and working, as long as I'm available.

  • Avatar of SatansDaughter66 SatansDaughter66 Sep 23, 2015 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I know this still works and i absolutely adore this...but is it possible this can be updated for the current version out there? I, for example, have 1.8.8. I dunno anything about coding, but i fear that itll stop working the more minecraft is updated

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Sep 07, 2015 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @creeperry63: Go

    You're being very vague about your problems. I suggest you read all the text on this page (main Simple Prefix page), as well as the "Configuration" page. Hopefully that'll give you a better understanding of the plugin. If you're still having problems after doing so, you may paste your SimplePrefix config and permissions files and ask for help.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Sep 07, 2015 at 18:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @xXAmyLouiseXx: Go

    You can use them the same way you used them in this comment; I'm assuming by copying and pasting. SimplePrefix supports those Unicode characters.


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