Simple Prefix


Simple Prefix Logo

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This video is very outdated.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.

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Nov 28, 2014 at 15:49 UTC - 0 likes

    If you guys are having problems with this plugin (specifically, the problem where nothing happens in the config or in-game when you try to set a prefix/suffix), then that's because you're using offline mode.

    SimplePrefix does not work with players in offline mode, and I'm not planning to make it so any time soon. You may:

    - Either use online mode.

    - If you have to use offline mode because you're using a proxy (like bungeecord), and your proxy is in online mode, that's okay too.

  • Avatar of CarrotBox CarrotBox Nov 27, 2014 at 04:41 UTC - 0 likes


    Could you make it so that when you have multiPrefix set to True that every op will not have all the prefixes assigned to them? If I need to do something in the config to correct this, please give me a detailed explanation on how to correct this as other people may have the same problem.

    When I am op with only the permissions * and simpleprefix.prestige0 (one of my prefixes) it will display all of the prefixes, when I am op and have the permissions simpleprefix.prestige0 it displays all of the prefixes. When I am deoped with the permissions * and simpleprefix.prestige0 it will have the prefix prestige0 and that is it.


  • Avatar of tristanthewren tristanthewren Nov 19, 2014 at 20:53 UTC - 0 likes

    If someone can tell me what version of this plugin they use that the commands work on and runs with 1.7 that would be great, thanks :)

  • Avatar of NinjaSplat NinjaSplat Nov 16, 2014 at 18:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this plugin be ported to Sponge when it's out? I need this plugin and it's very useful.

  • Avatar of tristanthewren tristanthewren Nov 11, 2014 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    There are no errors in the console and when I say it doesn't work I mean that the player does not give the said player a prefix or suffix. I have used different versions of the plugin but the most recent version I have used (2.3.5 I believe) says that it has given the prefix/suffix but the player does not receive it. I have not been using the donation system with SimplePrefix yet so thank you for your advise and I have only been testing it when I run the commands myself. I'm also sure that I have spelt the username correctly just in case you are wondering. Thanks

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Nov 11, 2014 at 18:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @tristanthewren: Go

    Can you describe it further? What doesn't work about the prefix commands? Are there any errors, do you see any message in chat? Is there any change in the Simple Prefix config file?

    Also, if you're going to give prefixes to players when they donate, I suggest you create a group in Simple Prefix for donators, that already has the prefix, and use your donation plugin to tell your permissions plugin to give the permission for this Simple Prefix group. Unless, of course, you let players choose custom prefixes when they are donating. In which case, you're right, you'll need to use the simple prefix commands to set their prefixes.

    Last edited Nov 11, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of tristanthewren tristanthewren Nov 11, 2014 at 17:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I've been having some problems with this plugin, I want to use a donation plugin to give a prefix to a player when they donate but the problem I'm having is the prefix commands do not work. I have tried multiple versions of the plugin but cannot find a single one where the prefix commands work, please help and/or direct me to a working version, thanks

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Nov 09, 2014 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @RabbitBoyz: Go

    @benua2000: Go

    I haven't been able to reproduce this problem, nor discover why it is happening.

    I do know that it probably only happens on offline mode servers. If you are running an offline mode server, just change it to online mode, dude (unless you're running bungeecord, of course).

    I will try to make an update that fixes this, but it may take time because I am busy.

    Last edited Nov 09, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of benua2000 benua2000 Nov 08, 2014 at 11:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Are you gonna help me or what?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Nov 08, 2014 at 07:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @HashBr0wn: Go

    Sorry, I probably won't be changing that. If you either:

    - Set up your SimplePrefix config file correctly (read the configuration page)

    - Know how to use permissions properly

    then it shouldn't be a problem.


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Dec 17, 2014
Development stage
Public Domain
Curse link
Simple Prefix
Recent files
  • R: v2.3.5 for CB 1.7.9-R0.1 Dec 17, 2014
  • R: v2.3.4 for CB 1.7.9-R0.1 Aug 21, 2014
  • R: v2.3.3 for CB 1.7.9-R0.1 Jun 25, 2014
  • R: v2.3.2 for CB 1.7.9-R0.1 Jun 14, 2014
  • R: v2.3.1 for CB 1.7.9-R0.1 Jun 09, 2014