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This video is very outdated.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.

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 irish_vampyre irish_vampyre Feb 27, 2013 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    So out of curiosity, and sorry if I am a "nOOb" or whatever, but is there a way to get the towny tags to show for nation and town?

  • Avatar of Geoneo97 Geoneo97 Feb 26, 2013 at 18:29 UTC - 0 likes

    please add colors to names above the head / tabliste

  • Avatar of Avasam Avasam Feb 25, 2013 at 07:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Will it ever be compatible with Herochat or am I doing something wrong?

  • Avatar of mal012 mal012 Feb 18, 2013 at 19:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @sakura_blades: Go

    I'm using it. Works fine.

  • Avatar of sakura_blades sakura_blades Feb 16, 2013 at 10:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Can we get an update to the latest craftbukkit please? I am running a CB 1.4.7-R1.0 and the lack of update puts a lot of strain on my server. I really like this simple and easy to use plugin and would hate to have to dig and find another one instead. :\

  • Avatar of axel8777 axel8777 Feb 15, 2013 at 17:39 UTC - 0 likes

    did it works with GroupManager?

  • Avatar of Kyleziggy98 Kyleziggy98 Feb 09, 2013 at 02:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I've tried ever combination how do I add a color and it underlined or italic using this <username>: suffix: '&b[Co-Owner]&l' all help is appreciated!

  • Avatar of Lordjacob Lordjacob Feb 08, 2013 at 03:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I got it 100% working on my 1.4.7 server. Thank you very much no errors at all!!! I just followed the video :)

  • Avatar of Weirdo1984 Weirdo1984 Feb 04, 2013 at 14:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @bearbear12345: Go

    I tried that, but thanks for the reply. In the game I can do it fine, only from the console it refuses to work.

    The only text I receive in the console (after using the command) is:

    14:34:25 [INFO] [Simple Prefix Commands]
    14:34:25 [INFO] >/spr colors
    14:34:25 [INFO] >/spr world <world> [nick]
    14:34:25 [INFO] >/spr reload
    14:34:25 [INFO] If you can't see the commands, check your permissions!
    14:34:25 [INFO] More help:

    Instead of a notice that the prefix has been set or unset.

  • Avatar of bearbear12345 bearbear12345 Feb 04, 2013 at 10:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @Weirdo1984: Go

    If you still need a reply,

    Prefix: /spr p u (user) (prefix) Suffix: /spr s u (user) (suffix)


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Aug 21, 2014
Development stage
Public Domain
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