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This video is very outdated.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 1337rabbitgam3r 1337rabbitgam3r Sep 04, 2013 at 23:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Someone help, everytime i create a group for example, admin with the prefix [Admin] and i put simpleprefix.admin: true in the admins permissions, the prefix is still the one i created for new players who joined which is [Default]. All players in any group always have the [Default] prefix except for me.

  • Avatar of highfaller highfaller Aug 26, 2013 at 19:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @Gainb: Go

    You need to give the player groups the correct permission for the prefix.

    So for your Moderator group in your permissions file, you need to give it the SimplePrefix.mod permission.

  • Avatar of degumaster degumaster Aug 21, 2013 at 01:02 UTC - 0 likes

    How can I make this plug in work with faction prefixes?

    Last edited Aug 21, 2013 by degumaster
  • Avatar of Gainb Gainb Aug 19, 2013 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    The group prefixes aren't working for me. I have this in my config
    format: '<[prefix][name][suffix]> '
    time: '[h:mm aa]'
    multiPrefix: false
    nickname: '&e[World]&f'
    prefix: '&4[Moderator]'
    suffix: ''
    prefix: '&c[Nomad]'
    prefix: '&c[Who?]&f'
    suffix: ''
    prefix: ''
    neither default nor mod prefixes are working, but personal prefixes are. any help?

    Last edited Aug 19, 2013 by Gainb
  • Avatar of TheOnlyRealTGS TheOnlyRealTGS Aug 12, 2013 at 18:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Xanzitrax: Go


    @LegozandParatroopaz: Go

    dont do it

    Last edited Aug 12, 2013 by TheOnlyRealTGS

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  • Avatar of Xanzitrax Xanzitrax Aug 07, 2013 at 11:09 UTC - 0 likes

    This is the only prefixing plugin I seem to be able to use for my server, but it's refusing to accept commands from the console. Can I bypass this in any way?

  • Avatar of seiterseiter seiterseiter Aug 04, 2013 at 06:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I have one issue where if you type /spr suffix (any suffix) it will change your preifx instead

  • Avatar of csaltachin csaltachin Aug 02, 2013 at 21:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I use PermissionsBukkit and it works fine for me.
    Also, have you tried making a group for Zera and Esmer so it inherits perms from the group that gets the ranks? Like:

    ______-op.permission true

    But that's using PermissionsBukkit.
    Edit: Spaces screw up the format. Every "_" is a space.

    Last edited Aug 02, 2013 by csaltachin
  • 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)


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