Ultimate Plugin Updater


Ultimate Plugin Updater

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This automatically keeps all your plugins up-to-date with no hassle. Simply install this, forget about it and enjoy always the latest versions of your plugins!


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Donations are much appreciated!


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  • Automatically keeps installed plugins up-to-date
  • Can automatically install plugins from in-game
  • Unzips 'zips' if necessary
  • Unregister plugins from the updater
  • Register Bukkit plugins with abnormal Bukkit-page names to the updater
  • Automatic Bukkit page and plugin finding for most plugins
  • Simple, works directly off bukkit.org, no 3rd party softwares or sites!
  • If enabled, strict versioning controls which check the versions of plugins are downloaded. (Good for older servers)

Commands & Permissions

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The permission upu.upu is for Ops-only be default.

/upuupu.upuShows all registered plugins
/upu checkupu.upuChecks all plugins for updates
/upu update <Plugin>upu.upuWill update <Plugin> next time a check occurs
/upu unregister <Plugin>upu.upuUnregisters <Plugin> from the updater
/upu register <Plugin>upu.upuWill then ask for fileName and bukkit-page-name, then register all with the updater
/upu install <Plugin>upu.upuWill let you install plugins without leaving your server-Plugin not downloaded until next check

The plugin automatically checks for plugin updates periodically. (Max delay 30mins)

See in action

To see this plugin in action visit the CircaCraft Minecraft server:

CircaCraft's Website

Strict Versioning

Not normally needed, but if you're running a Minecraft server that is outdated, then strict versioning will only download compatible versions of plugins.
This feature is not needed for servers running up-to-date with Minecraft and is turned off by default. To turn it on, look in the config.

First Run

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On the first run of the plugin it will automatically search all plugins installed and index/register them with the updater. (Happens when a new plugin is installed also). Then it will take the newly registered plugin(s) and attempt to re-download them all off dev.bukkit.org - This should only happen the first time it meets a new plugin; from then on the downloads will only be for new versions of plugins. However if the task is unsuccessful for a certain plugin (Bukkit page is different to plugin name) then it will un-register it and you'll have to register it manually with /upu register.
To plugin developers: It is quite likely that you don't want the updater to re-download your plugin for every new version-Your version is newer! If this is the case simply do /upu unregister <PluginName> and the updater will no longer attempt to update it.
Force update a plugin: If you wish to force update a plugin simply do /upu update <Plugin> and if you're impatient follow it with /upu check. Do not however type /reload until it is updated because then it will cancel the update. If you wish to force update all your plugins (corrupted, etc...) then simply look in the plugins/UltimatePluginUpdater folder and delete the cfgPlugins.data file - This will make the plugin think it is doing the 'first-run' again and it will re-register all installed plugins.


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There isn't a lot to configure: Just the colour scheme and which plugins are registered. The colour scheme can be changed in plugins/UltimatePluginUpdater/config.yml and the rest can be done with the commands above.


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Click here to visit the support page.

Please create a ticket for any errors, bug or feature ideas you have.


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  • Improve update management eg. Option to set individual plugins to 'notify only'

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  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 May 05, 2015 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @oliven141: Go

    You just do '/upu check' afterwards


  • Avatar of oliven141 oliven141 Apr 26, 2015 at 07:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I have registred a plugin called "MinecraftParty" and it says everything is right done, but then I write /upu update MinecraftParty it just says "Plugin Will Be Updated soon"

    But how do I update the plugin??????? .-.

    Or will this plugin just update a plugin if the creator of it will make a new update (if you understand what I mean)

    Help please


  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Apr 06, 2015 at 12:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @tomaste: Go

    Do /plugins, then find what it's called on there. Next do /upu unregister <What you saw on /plugins>, then do /upu register <What you saw on /plugins> and then continue to do the rest as you did before ;)

  • Avatar of tomaste tomaste Apr 03, 2015 at 14:13 UTC - 0 likes

    This is not detecting http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/grief-prevention/

    Here are the steps I tried to register:

    /upu grief-prevention <enter filename> GriefPrevention.jar <enter Bukkit Name/SLug> grief-prevention

    Invalid plugin registration, you made a mistake

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Mar 24, 2015 at 08:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Odie1008: Go

    That is not this plugin's fault, it simply got two plugins mixed up when updating. It was a mis-alignment of plugin name and bukkit slug by the plugin being updated and not a fault by this plugin. To fix, unregister the plugin (via commands) from ultimate plugin updater, delete the plugin's .jar, download the correct plugin's .jar and use commands to re-register it with UPU making sure the bukkit slug (bukkit page URL end part) is correct. Additionally if your server isn't as up to date as the plugins (eg, a 1.7.10 server when many plugins are 1.8), then you may wish to change the config so plugins compatible with your version are only downloded!

  • Avatar of Odie1008 Odie1008 Mar 22, 2015 at 14:04 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin broke my server. No commands or chat works.

  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Mar 07, 2015 at 22:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @martijnpold: Go

    You're right, and it's a feature in the config to check versions.

    @rheuer22: Go

    It was a mis-alignment of plugin name and bukkit slug by the plugin being updated and not a fault by this plugin. To fix, unregister the plugin (via commands) from ultimate plugin updater, delete the plugin's .jar, download the correct plugin's .jar and use commands to re-register it with UPU making sure the bukkit slug (bukkit page URL end part) is correct.

  • Avatar of rheuer22 rheuer22 Mar 07, 2015 at 19:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, so i installed this plugin and it messed something up on my server and i had to delete it. so then, when i rebooted my server, I cant chat. when i try to chat, it says "chat.local". No matter what. Help Please!

  • Avatar of martijnpold martijnpold Mar 01, 2015 at 16:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Really nice plugin :), finally no chat spam about updates when i join my server. But about your last comment where you said that it can download the wrong minecraft version plugin when running older versions. Isn't that fixable by checking for the bukkit version and what minecraft version the new plugin is?

    I do love this and it works so well :), did kind of crash my server the first time when i ran it (RAM issues) but the rest is amazing!

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  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Feb 22, 2015 at 22:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mcshnazzy: Go

    Sadly too many people install this without realising what it is. The plugin isn't at all broken; it simply downloads and updates plugins to the latest version from bukkit.org nothing much more. Also for the auto detect of plugins, it kind of has to guess the bukkit page from the name of /plugins and the bukkit url which generally works but can get mix ups (easily fixed via commands). However the biggest issue is that it's the LATEST version, so of you use it on a 1.7.10 server, etc... Then it will download maybe 1.8 plugins where available (unless you config it not to) and thus cause issues. The issue here isn't the plugin; but a lack of understanding.


Date created
Oct 22, 2013
Last update
Jan 29, 2014
Development stage
Public Domain
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