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.

Here is a German video about the plugin.

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 BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 04, 2014 at 16:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @LegoFarmer: Go

    The order that they're in, in the config, matters. You should put the Owner group at the top, then the Moderator group next, then the Civilian group, in your config file.

  • Avatar of eryknet eryknet Jul 04, 2014 at 07:34 UTC - 0 likes

    [21:28:13 ERROR]: Could not pass event AsyncPlayerPreLoginEvent to SimplePrefix v2.3.3 org.bukkit.event.EventException at$1.execute( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] at org.bukkit.plugin.TimedRegisteredListener.callEvent( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R3.ThreadPlayerLookupUUID.fireLoginEvents( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] at [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at com.flabaliki.simpleprefix.SimplePrefix.onPreLogin( [?:?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [?:1.8.0_20-ea] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( [?:1.8.0_20-ea] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( [?:1.8.0_20-ea] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke( [?:1.8.0_20-ea] at$1.execute( [spigot-1.7.9-R0.3-SNAPSHOT.jar:git-Spigot-1521] ... 6 more

    Don't know what is it, please if you know fix it

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 04, 2014 at 05:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Samistine: Go

    Sorry, I don't think we'll be giving the source code. However, you can ask me to add the feature, and I'll do it if it's a reasonable one.

  • Avatar of Samistine Samistine Jul 04, 2014 at 02:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Source Code Please? I want to add some something

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 01, 2014 at 13:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @GhostSailor: Go

    Okay I'll add that.

  • Avatar of GhostSailor GhostSailor Jul 01, 2014 at 12:19 UTC - 0 likes

    I would say a config option to set the time zone of the time would be nice.

    It's a spooky ga-lost.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jul 01, 2014 at 02:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @wslauson: Go

    I'd suggest placing &r into the Template format option, in the appropriate place; I'm assuming it would be between the prefix and the name. That should reset the color codes after the prefix is finished, so it should be back to normal for the name. If that doesn't work, I probably can't help you any further. I don't know how your name plugin works. If it sets a custom display name for players, that should work; if it's applying the color manually, in some way, then the plugin could possibly conflict with Simple Prefix.

  • Avatar of wslauson wslauson Jun 30, 2014 at 17:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go


    Can you help me? I like your plugin very much, but need help with a problem. When I color my prefix, it colors my name the same color. That's obvious because of the formatting codes, but I use a different plugin for name colors. That plugin no longer works because of this issue. It seems that the plugin is overriding the name plugin (Colorme for reference). If I delete the [name] field from the config, the name doesn't show at all. If I use the &r code before the [name] field, the name changes to white and will not change any other color. Can you fix this?

    Much appreciated!


  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Jun 29, 2014 at 22:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    Yes, it fully depends on UUIDs. I'm not planning to implement a fallback system.

    And okay, thanks for reporting that bug.

  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jun 28, 2014 at 22:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it correct that prefix/suffix doesn't work if the UUID couldn't be fetched?

    Would've been nice if there was a (Essentials nick)name fallback ;-)

    edit: when changing someone's suffix (v2.3.3) using /spr suffix playername actual_suffix, it changes their prefix :S (they can change their own suffix perfectly fine)

    Last edited Jun 29, 2014 by ThisUsernameIsMine

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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