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.


  • 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This video is very outdated.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 Mar 23, 2013 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @KingZickz: Go

    I believe it's because Essentials Chat is over-riding Simple Prefix. If I recall they essentially are trying to do the same job..

    Last edited Mar 23, 2013 by sakura_blades
  • Avatar of KingZickz KingZickz Mar 19, 2013 at 14:14 UTC - 0 likes

    pls help me suffix don't work and if u want to know i use essentials chat

  • Avatar of TheOnlyRealTGS TheOnlyRealTGS Mar 18, 2013 at 18:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Atm, people who got a permission node for example:


    will get displayed in chat like this:


    I have checked they don't have 2 permissions, no personal one in the config, or any other


    This is when multible-prefixes is enabled

    Last edited Mar 20, 2013 by TheOnlyRealTGS

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  • Avatar of KingZickz KingZickz Mar 16, 2013 at 18:05 UTC - 0 likes

    hi again i use essentials chat plugin and i have disable everything to do with prefix/suffix

    but when i do /spr s <suffix> its still be a prefix pls help

    thx for answers

    sry for bad english

  • Avatar of AgentWesker AgentWesker Mar 16, 2013 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make this use vault?

  • Avatar of Quinnatator Quinnatator Mar 13, 2013 at 00:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you updated for the 1.8 version of Factions? Faction tags don't seem to be working. :/ Thanks.

    Quinn's Craft SMP

  • Avatar of vemacs vemacs Mar 12, 2013 at 23:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @sakura_blades: Go

    Why would you need an update? The Bukkit API hasn't changed at all, chatwise.

  • Avatar of Zemorez Zemorez Mar 08, 2013 at 02:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pendar2: Go

    Hi, take a look at the config of any other chat plugin you have. Remove anything to do with a prefix in it's chat format. This should resolve the issue

  • Avatar of Pendar2 Pendar2 Mar 06, 2013 at 02:39 UTC - 0 likes

    When I reload the config or use the /spr p commands everyone's prefixes double. Is there a plugin conflict that causes this or is this a known bug?

    Last edited Mar 06, 2013 by Pendar2


  • Avatar of KingZickz KingZickz Mar 06, 2013 at 00:38 UTC - 0 likes

    help me pls when i do /spr s <suffix> it's become a prefix


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