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This video is very outdated.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 sakura_blades sakura_blades Jul 19, 2013 at 10:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @MinecraftAllen: Go

    I once tried to use this with bperms, it simply did not work. bperms uses it's own prefix system and doesn't seem to be compatible with this plugin. Try another permissions plugin if you want to use simple prefix. But unless you are aiming to use multiple prefixes, I wouldn't bother and just bperms prefix function.

  • Avatar of MinecraftAllen MinecraftAllen Jul 18, 2013 at 21:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I am trying to change my prefix with this perm plugin and it is not showing up in the chat (spr p command)

  • Avatar of LegozandParatroopaz LegozandParatroopaz Jul 18, 2013 at 21:17 UTC - 0 likes

    It says I have insufficient permissions.

  • Avatar of sakura_blades sakura_blades Jul 15, 2013 at 07:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Can I get no help for my issue? I'm trying to be very patient here, but I feel like getting any help for this plugin now and in the past is rather pointless since it never seems to come....

    Outside something going wrong with displaying Multi-prefixes, I have no other issues with this plugin. It's working fine other than this....

  • Avatar of Flabaliki Flabaliki Jul 13, 2013 at 04:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I updated the main page with a notice regarding updates.


  • Avatar of sakura_blades sakura_blades Jul 12, 2013 at 06:46 UTC - 0 likes

    At first everything was OK, I could get prefixes to work just fine. However a little later, a few restarts after they just stopped showing up altogether. My user specific prefixes are showing up just fine, but the ones for my groups aren't.

    I've made sure I've given the right permissions for these groups so the prefixes would show, as it was working before... I don't know what's going on! Someone please help?

    At first it was a conflict between the Prefixes and the Suffixes, but I removed the Suffixes from the users and switched everthing to prefixes and still nothing. Only the user stuff is showing. Any spaces, or punctuation is fine too....

    Here's my config.

    Wow i feel retarded, don't mind me. I found the problem! XD

    Okay, still not working. Now I really don't get it!

    EDIT: Okay so I realized i was missing a "permission" section title in my permissions plugin. I've added that in and now the prefixes are showing up for normal players. however if you take a look at that config there, you see Zera_Fox and Esmerillon are supposed to have their own specific prefixes, and "multiprefix" is turned on. So what's intended to happen is that Zera and Esmer get their special prefixes as well as any one of the group prefixes they are a part of. However, Zera and Esmer aren't getting any of them and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I know the groups have the right prefix permissions because its showing up for the players, Zera and Esmer are part of those groups that get those prefixes...

    Last edited Jul 13, 2013 by sakura_blades
  • Avatar of IndigoDistrict IndigoDistrict Jul 11, 2013 at 03:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @degumaster: Go

    I've been running this plugin on my 1.6+ server for more than a week without issues.

  • Avatar of degumaster degumaster Jul 10, 2013 at 03:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello? Is this plug in ever going to be updated again? It's essential to my server. Please respond and at least let us know if you're going to update or not...if not I'm gonna have a lot of work to do. I'd just like an answer either way. Thanks for your hard work.

  • Avatar of Alfatossa Alfatossa Jun 23, 2013 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    i dont even use permission bukkit and it works for me its quite nice to let people know who you are i the server

  • Avatar of hogwiz1 hogwiz1 Jun 13, 2013 at 22:55 UTC - 0 likes

    ok can anyone explain how to fix this, i gave my main account all permissions for this plugin but i cant use any of them, it keeps telling me to check my permissions on this page. its not even working in the main server control panel


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