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This video is very outdated.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 RrFull RrFull May 27, 2013 at 14:28 UTC - 0 likes

    pls update pls pls pls i need it

  • Avatar of Geolu_Henge Geolu_Henge May 26, 2013 at 19:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm not sure whats happened, but my plugin.yml has this inside it:- [spoiler] name: Simple Prefix main: com.flabaliki.simpleprefix.SimplePrefix version: 2.2.1 author: Flabaliki description: Easy prefixes & suffixes website: commands: spr: description: Multiple commands, use '/spr help' to see all. usage: "/spr help" [/spoiler]

    Is this all there is supposed to be? I get the same when I redownload the simpleprefix.jar In game /spr help and /spr ? does nothing except print /spr help or /spr ? to chat. Just to clarify, I am opped so should have all the required permissions, correct?

    None of the other commands respond either. If i was getting the 'you do not have permission for that command' error, at least i'd know where to start looking. But I'm not even getting that.

  • Avatar of csaltachin csaltachin May 22, 2013 at 17:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Edit: Instead of all perms, add simpleprefix.command.* to yourself for all commands access. Sorry, my bad.

  • Avatar of csaltachin csaltachin May 22, 2013 at 17:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @winterbrine You need to open it with Notepad++.

    @tardis511 Perhaps you haven't configured permissions? Just add the perms to the PermissionsBukkit/config.yml file (make sure you got it installed), add them to yourself, and if you want people who just joined to be able to edit their prefix/suffix add them to default group. Also type your username in place of "ConspracyWizard" to grant yourself all admin perms so you can change perms in-game.

    Hmm, may post a tutorial on this later.

  • Avatar of tardis511 tardis511 May 22, 2013 at 16:34 UTC - 0 likes

    The plugin won't work for my minecraft server 1.5.2 and i have followed all the steps! please help!

  • Avatar of janie177 janie177 May 18, 2013 at 23:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Flabaliki: Go

    For me, the factions tags stopped working.

  • Avatar of Flabaliki Flabaliki May 07, 2013 at 23:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Clarinoman: Go

    Works fine on 1.5.2 I'm running it on my 1.5.2 server.


  • Avatar of Clarinoman Clarinoman May 06, 2013 at 11:17 UTC - 1 like

    Add 1.5.2 support please !

  • Avatar of vemacs vemacs May 04, 2013 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Despite the fact that this is MIT-licensed, there's no public repo. Here's a repo I made and mavenized the plugin:

    Flabaliki: consider using maven for building. We don't need to see your .classpath or .project.

    For others, just run mvn package to build.

    Last edited May 04, 2013 by vemacs
  • Avatar of winterbrine winterbrine Apr 14, 2013 at 20:53 UTC - 0 likes

    my config.yml is not the same Template: format: '<[time] [world] [prefix][name][suffix]> ' time: '[h:mm aa]' multiPrefix: false Worlds: world: nickname: '&e[World]&f' Group: example: prefix: '&a[Example]&f' suffix: '' User: Flabaliki: prefix: '&c[Who?]&f' suffix: ''


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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