Simple Prefix


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Works on 1.8 versions!
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This video is very outdated.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.

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  • Avatar of MrGrieferHGTech MrGrieferHGTech Jan 30, 2015 at 21:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    Can you guys update Simple Prefix to 1.8.1? I really need your plugin!

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 21, 2015 at 17:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @jacohun123: Go

    I've said this many times before, I won't be doing something like that. Not because I don't feel like it, but because the way Simple Prefix is made doesn't allow me to do that easily.

    Besides, it is recommended that only the owner of a server has OP or *, and all other players' permissions are completely handled by permissions plugins.

    If an owner that uses Simple Prefix is certain he wants to OP (or give * to) other players, then it's his responsibility to add negative permission nodes for the prefixes/suffixes he doesn't want them to have. I don't think this "workaround" is all that complicated.

  • Avatar of jacohun123 jacohun123 Jan 21, 2015 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I really enjoy your plugin but have run into one issue. When i for say op someone or give them the * permission they get all the top rank prefixes. Along with your rank permissions you should also make a default op/all permissions prefix so you dont have to worry about people thinking your developer is the owner and such. I do know there is a work around but many wont. Thank you!

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 19, 2015 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    To all you offline mode server owners, I want to make this clear. Simple Prefix may or may not work for you; if it doesn't, I'm not going to provide any support for you.

    That said, I may look into making a more stable system for offline mode servers, in the future. But for now, I don't consider it a high priority.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 19, 2015 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Omega3395: Go

    Maybe that's because you're using offline mode, which Simple Prefix does not support. Here, I'll quote this:


    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

  • Avatar of Omega3395 Omega3395 Jan 17, 2015 at 20:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I think this is a bug, PasteBin:

    Server version: CraftBukkit version git-Spigot-1544 (MC: 1.7.10) (Implementing API version 1.7.10-R0.1-SNAPSHOT)

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 06, 2015 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @kaosce: Go

    If you add that to your config, that should work yes. Or if you're using commands to give the permission, then use -simpleprefix.streamer (only one dash).

  • Avatar of kaosce kaosce Jan 06, 2015 at 15:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    So if add the permission - -simpleprefix.streamer it wont show the streamer prefix at the owner right?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jan 06, 2015 at 14:33 UTC - 1 like

    @kaosce: Go

    If you give the prefixes by setting it for specific users, and if disabling the multiPrefix option is okay for you, then do that; only the prefix you set for that user will show. If you need to keep multiPrefix on, or if you give the prefixes with the use of SimplePrefix groups, then you will need to deny the other prefixes from the OPs with permissions (add negative permission nodes to them for each prefix group you don't want them to have); you need to do this because OPs and Admins with * perms will automatically have the permissions for all prefix groups.

  • Avatar of kaosce kaosce Jan 06, 2015 at 14:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Well i have a question can OPs or Admins with * perms dont get every suffix/prefix but only the one seted up in the config?


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Dec 17, 2014
Development stage
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