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 creeperry63 creeperry63 Sep 07, 2015 at 12:18 UTC - 0 likes

    I have online mode but simple prefix doesnt work with multiworld ;( ;( ;(!!!!!!!!!!

  • Avatar of creeperry63 creeperry63 Sep 07, 2015 at 12:06 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I create groups???

  • Avatar of xXAmyLouiseXx xXAmyLouiseXx Aug 31, 2015 at 13:01 UTC - 0 likes

    how do you use symbols? like this ❉

    Last edited Aug 31, 2015 by xXAmyLouiseXx
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 29, 2015 at 11:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @Xanderpitz: Go

    It beats me why you'd even try that; by definition, the suffix is the part that comes at the end. But I'll try to help you (if you're still having this problem). You have set the format option in the config to be the way you want, right? You may want to post the latest version of your permissions file and Simple Prefix config, that'll make this easier.

  • Avatar of Xanderpitz Xanderpitz Aug 13, 2015 at 21:59 UTC - 0 likes

    My previous issue was fixed, but now I seem to have an issue of the suffix not being displayed properly before the username. I've tried using bungeecord and Vault settings as well as without them and it either displays [prefix] [name] [suffix] or [prefix] [suffix] [prefix] [name] [suffix]. I'm trying to get [suffix] [prefix] [name].

  • Avatar of Sandertjeuh Sandertjeuh Aug 07, 2015 at 15:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    Thanks a lot, i look forward to it :)

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 06, 2015 at 18:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sandertjeuh: Go

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

    That being said, I am working on an update that can fix your problem.

    Last edited Aug 06, 2015 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of Sandertjeuh Sandertjeuh Aug 06, 2015 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Still not found a solution, some help would be nice :)

  • Avatar of Sandertjeuh Sandertjeuh Aug 03, 2015 at 09:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there, im getting this error everytime when someone logs in. Using Spigot 1.8.6 R1.0 and the latest build of simpleprefix

  • Avatar of frostypm frostypm Jul 26, 2015 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey awesome plugin having a few problems, my prefixes keep reseting to examples and i reload the config sometimes they fix but then go back to example again please help


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