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.

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 ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jun 10, 2014 at 21:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    Well, all the players except i don't get a group/rank prefix =/

    in-game screenie:

    my config:

    Last edited Jun 11, 2014 by ThisUsernameIsMine

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  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 09, 2014 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    No, you only needed to swap it in 2.3. In 2.3.1, the topmost one is the most important one, so it overrides the others.

    Also, don't use 2.3.1 yet, because the auto-updater will turn it back to 2.3, unless you disable that from the config.

    Last edited Jun 09, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jun 09, 2014 at 15:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    So the order in which you add the groups is important?
    Because i downloaded 2.3.1, and when swapping the first/last groups the same problem occurs ;-)

    Thanks though :-)

    Last edited Jun 09, 2014 by ThisUsernameIsMine
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 09, 2014 at 14:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    Okay, I'll look into that.

    Also, I've uploaded v2.3.1 to fix the previous bug about the reversed order of prefixes/suffixes. Waiting to be approved.

  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jun 09, 2014 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    Ahh, no problem ;-)

    I also noticed that all ranks except Owner miss the double colon in the suffix, while they are clearly visible in the config.

    Last edited Jun 09, 2014 by ThisUsernameIsMine
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 09, 2014 at 13:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    This is a bug. Although on this page, it says that when a person has permissions for multiple prefixes or suffixes, the topmost one in the config will be used, it is the opposite. The prefix or suffix at the bottom will override the ones that are above it. I will change this in the next update to avoid further confusion. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    Last edited Jun 09, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jun 09, 2014 at 11:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Well, i have Essentials(GroupManager) and Vault but for some (silly) reason the ranks get the wrong suffix(colours).

    I'm an OP and i seem to get the suffix(colour) of the lowest rank while that rank is not inherited by other ranks :S

    my config:

        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&4:&c'
        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&c:&4'
        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&3:&b'
        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&7:&f'
        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&7:&f'
        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&f:&7'
        prefix: ''
        suffix: '&7:&8'
    Last edited Jun 09, 2014 by ThisUsernameIsMine
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 06, 2014 at 20:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @jmankeener4403: Go

    By editing the template format option in the config. Just remove [time] variable from the format option.

  • Avatar of jmankeener4403 jmankeener4403 Jun 06, 2014 at 20:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks! Also, how do you remove time stamps?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 06, 2014 at 20:00 UTC - 1 like

    @jmankeener4403: Go

    Currently, each group you create in Simple Prefix has it's own permission (simpleprefix.<group name>) and you can give those permissions to your groups in PEX.

    We will add support for using PEX's own prefix and suffix storage system later, but for now, you need to use permissions to give group prefixes and suffixes.


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