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, 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.

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


  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:

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.

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.

However, please read the Configuration page carefully first, because it's likely your question/problem is answered there.

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  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 16, 2015 at 07:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @kbalor: Go

    Yes you need it on all servers. The bungeecord option in the Simple Prefix config is about how it handles player IPs.

  • Avatar of GrumblyOldBear GrumblyOldBear Jul 15, 2015 at 01:57 UTC - 0 likes

    This was exactly what I was looking for! Simple and straight forward to use with my existing permissions(via PermissionsBukkit) with out having to add vault. I'm running it on my spigot 1.8.7-R0.1-SNAPSHOT build. 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!

  • Avatar of kbalor kbalor Jul 15, 2015 at 01:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Do I need to install the plugin from both HUB and another server to be able to work?

    What's the use of bungee tho?

    What happened was.

    I have simple prefix in hub and its working then I teleport to another server Without Simple prefix now it's not working anymore. Is that normal?

    Should I need simple prefix from each servers?


    EDIT: I'm running spigot 1.8.7 and latest bungeecord. All bungeecord is enabled.

    Last edited Jul 15, 2015 by kbalor
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 04, 2015 at 13:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @kristo1945: Go

    UUID support was added in version 2.3, so if you want to use the plugin with usernames instead of UUIDs, you'll need to use version 2.2.1. Some of the features you've seen in Simple Prefix may not be available in that older version, though.

  • Avatar of kristo1945 kristo1945 Jul 04, 2015 at 12:54 UTC - 0 likes

    In which version did you implement UUID thing ? we are playing on an older version of mc and every time when someone who owns mc logs in and we add a prefix it breaks the plugin and adds a 'null' user to the config file, so we all have to use offline mode for it to not break or it is possible to dissable the uuid thing and use the ingame name instead ? Thanks

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 22, 2015 at 08:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @CatTheKitten: Go

    Why do you people insist on not reading the instructions? The answer to your question is described in the Configuration page.

  • Avatar of CatTheKitten CatTheKitten Jun 22, 2015 at 04:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I recently suggested this to a server I help around on and when the owner installed it, our names had a Timestamp and [World] before it. We do not want any of these and I have to know how to remove it from everyone. Please help?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 19, 2015 at 19:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @FleetOfDeath: Go

    You said the spr command didn't work; it sounds like Simple Prefix didn't load at all. If that is the case, there were probably some errors while the server started. Take a look at those, and post them here if you need more help.

  • Avatar of FleetOfDeath FleetOfDeath Jun 19, 2015 at 18:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I updated the plugin just recently, and it messed up everything. My prefixes reset, nicknames reset, suffixes reset, and I am having trouble fixing. It also says "unknown command" when I do /spr help. Any advice?

    Last edited Jun 19, 2015 by FleetOfDeath
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 08, 2015 at 15:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @GoldenEagle5: Go

    You can already have multiple suffixes gotten through groups, you could achieve this through that. And I don't see why you would need an option to set multiple suffixes for a specific user; why don't you just write them next to each other, and set them as the suffix, together?


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