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, from inside of an yml config file. You apply prefixes and suffixes per user or group in the /SimplePrefix/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. For example, you could achieve the following ingame:

  • [Admin] Flabaliki: my message here

Or even, just completely mix and match the template to get the look you want.

A developer API is available to those who wish to access prefixes and suffixes and use them within their own plugin. Click "Metadata" above.

That's basically what this is, 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
  • Factions chat tags support (read our Configuration page)


  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:

A simple tutorial by Otaku Geeks that will help you get started:

And another video on the basics of setting up the config.

Here is a German video about the plugin.

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.

Please read the Configuration page thoroughly before asking for help, because it's likely your question/problem is answered there.

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  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Jul 30, 2014 at 09:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm using the (&)e character insted of the one DejonPlayMC is using are they both compatible?

    EDIT: nevermind it changes it on here...duhh

    Last edited Jul 30, 2014 by MCTylerPVP

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  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 26, 2014 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @DejonPlayMC: Go

    Make sure you are in the Fighter group, and not in another group. Can I see your config file, and can you tell me how you did the permissions?

  • Avatar of DejonPlayMC DejonPlayMC Jul 25, 2014 at 21:02 UTC - 0 likes

    i'm in a group called ''Fighter'' when i am doing the command: /spr p g Fighter &e[Fighter] it says: Prefix for group Fighter set to: [Fighter] but when i send a message its still white. and my other group ''miner'' does work

    Last edited Jul 25, 2014 by DejonPlayMC
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 24, 2014 at 15:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    That's because it needs an internet connection. The UUIDs won't work without it. You have asked this and I have answered it the same way, before.

  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jul 24, 2014 at 14:09 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting a NPE: "Could not pass event AsyncPlayerPreLoginEvent to SimplePrefix v2.3.3" when it tries to lookup/retrieve my UUID on a computer with no internet i.e. offline-mode (which of course fails).

    Last edited Jul 24, 2014 by ThisUsernameIsMine

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  • Avatar of SatansDaughter66 SatansDaughter66 Jul 15, 2014 at 15:44 UTC - 0 likes

    still not understanding. if it helps any, i'll tell u what i wanna do and maybe u can explain it further.
    so im gonna have people donate to get a certain prefix cuz i have a set list of prefixes i wanna sell. say one person donated $1 which is the price of the prefix [Princess]. then they donated another $1 for the prefix [creeping]. is there any way they can get the permission to have that certain prefix so they dont have to donate to get it again?
    EX: simpleprefix.prefix.princess
    I dont wanna have to give them the permission to edit their own.

    Last edited Jul 15, 2014 by SatansDaughter66
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 15, 2014 at 05:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @SatansDaughter66: Go

    That's exactly the way this plugin works. Please read this page, and the Configuration page to learn about how to use Simple Prefix. If you still don't understand, then ask here again.

  • Avatar of SatansDaughter66 SatansDaughter66 Jul 15, 2014 at 04:25 UTC - 0 likes

    i have a suggestion which i wanna use for my donations. what if theres a permission to give people access to a certain prefix?
    EX: say a player has the prefix [princess]...can there be a permission for simpleprefix.prefix.princess

    Still thankful for u remaking this plugin :D

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 13, 2014 at 03:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Rise8647: Go

    Yes, that's a bug. Until it's fixed, you can set the suffix from the config file instead.

  • Avatar of Rise8647 Rise8647 Jul 12, 2014 at 03:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Um sorry to bother again everything is working fine but i want to add a suffix, so my name is
    [Owner] Alex, Which is fine but i want to add a suffix at the end of it so when i do
    /spr s u The_Kard_King &4[devil] it says suffix change to [Devil] but then i reload then type something, My Prefix is [Devil]Alex not Owner and not a suffix Can you help please or if I'm doing something Wrong? Besides that plugin works great Thank you


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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