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This video is very outdated.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 Quinnatator Quinnatator Jan 05, 2013 at 01:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, great plugin. Just one thing, my default group (Traveler) never seems to get any sort of prefix. Any suggestions?

    Quinn's Craft SMP

  • Avatar of MattyLuggs MattyLuggs Dec 30, 2012 at 18:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @XiteCreations: Go

    Say you wanted the user bob to have a prefix you would type:

    /spr p u bob [&8Prefix&f]

    His name in game would then look like this:

    [Prefix] Bob

    With the "prefix" part being grey due to the "&8"

    Just make sure you have the permission:


    Last edited Dec 30, 2012 by MattyLuggs
  • Avatar of XiteCreations XiteCreations Dec 29, 2012 at 20:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay, how do i set a prefix for a user?

  • Avatar of BlocklyCrafter BlocklyCrafter Dec 24, 2012 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes


    Get Permissions. This is what I do:

    •PermissionsBukkit, has a default group.
    •The default group has "simpleprefix.default: true".
    •In the SimplePrefix config it says:

    prefix '&7[Guest]'
    suffix: ''

    This works perfectly on my server, and should work good on yours too :)

    Last edited Dec 24, 2012 by BlocklyCrafter
  • Avatar of ReecoPlays ReecoPlays Dec 23, 2012 at 20:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add a feature that is the default Prefix? plz

  • Avatar of MCM3D1A MCM3D1A Dec 22, 2012 at 19:27 UTC - 0 likes

    erm on my mates server it just says for help visit and then the link to the please help me!

  • Avatar of KoBrA1135 KoBrA1135 Dec 19, 2012 at 21:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Add Faction Compatbillity D: the stable 1.8.0 came out.

  • Avatar of predawnia predawnia Dec 16, 2012 at 22:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you do a temp fix for Factions compatibility?

    EDIT: Apparently v.2.2.1 is working with Factions now!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    Last edited Dec 18, 2012 by predawnia

    Project: Zombie Afterlife - The real zombie server, totally hardcore survival and Factions PVP server

  • Avatar of Flabaliki Flabaliki Dec 16, 2012 at 07:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @rockjolt375: Go PEX wouldn't cause an issue, as permissions managers are required for it to work. HeroChat on the other hand most likely would do.

    @travja: Go I'm not sure why you are getting this issue, can you send me a PM with more details like what plugins you are running and that?

    @BlocklyCrafter: Go I've added it in the next version, should be up soon.


  • Avatar of travja travja Dec 16, 2012 at 00:31 UTC - 0 likes

    When I use ape reload it duplicates people's prefixes..

    Travja HungerArena



Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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