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:

Basic tutorial, by Otaku Geeks, that will help you get started:

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 Nicklopez1056 Nicklopez1056 Jun 20, 2014 at 23:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a download page, if so is there a 1.7.5 version?

  • Avatar of Bammerbom Bammerbom Jun 18, 2014 at 20:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Epic plugin!

    Please add support for Vault.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 15, 2014 at 08:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @th3rang3r: Go

    I don't understand. If you're saying you want to remove the time and world from the prefix, you can do that by editing the Template format option in the config.yml

  • Avatar of th3rang3r th3rang3r Jun 15, 2014 at 08:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello im having slight problems, example i want to remove worlds time prefix, and only have GROUPS prefix but i cant seem to get it to work? any premade file ?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 13, 2014 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Version 2.3.1 has been released. The problem in version 2.3 where groups that were placed lower had more priority, instead of the other way around, has been fixed. It is back to normal; when a person has permissions for multiple groups, the topmost one will be used.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 12, 2014 at 17:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @DKstranger: Go

    Well, first of all, I don't know how well Herochat and Simple Prefix will work together. They may conflict, they may not, I'm not sure. That may be what's causing your problem. If it is, then yes, you are "doomed".

    However, I've also noticed something in your setup. You've created an admin group in simple prefix, and gave your admins the permission for it, so the suffix for that should work fine, if the plugins aren't conflicting. But, you've also given your default users the permission for a simple prefix group called dwarf, yet you haven't created a group like that in the simple prefix config. So I wouldn't be surprised if your admin suffix works, but the dwarf doesn't.

    Last edited Jun 12, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of DKstranger DKstranger Jun 12, 2014 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2223504>>

    Thank you for your reply, is there a way to solve this in any way?

    Or am i doomed to not have this plugin working on my server?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 12, 2014 at 03:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @DKstranger: Go

    They are probably conflicting. Also, the multiplePrefix/Suffix thing is only for having multiple prefixes/suffixes from within Simple Prefix, it is not for prefixes/suffixes across plugins.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 12, 2014 at 03:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @Levitheman515: Go

    Can you post the full error?


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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