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bbChatTags v1.5

Add your own BBCode-like tags to minecraft's new chat! Use italics, bold, colors and more in game!

About the plugin:

Have you ever been wanting to say something in italics while in game? Or maybe you wanted to point out an obvious thing in bold? Well now you can do that!
Since Bukkit has joined Mojang we haven't seen much come out of it...until today (3/23/12) that is! With the release of Minecraft 1.2.4, Mojang has added many new chat features. This plugin allows you to set your own tags for Italics, Underline, Bold, Strikethrough, and chat colors! You should be pumped right now.


  • Configurable tags for Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, Underline, and colored fonts.
  • Configurable reset tag that will clear formats after the tag.
  • Config file has the suggested tags already :)
  • /tags
    • Lists all the tags from the config
  • /bbchattags
    • Reloads the config
  • /settag <tagID>
    • Set the tag for the specified format (aka. tagID)

How to use:

/settag <tagID>
Set the tag for the specified format (Example: "/settag italic ital" will change the tag to [ital]
Permission: "BBChatTags.settag"
/bbchattags OR /chattags
Reloads the config. If you want someone to not have this ability, just don't give them the permission "BBChatTags.reload"

Use of the Tags:

  • Permission required to use tags: ""
    If you think I should change this, just leave a comment about it; I'm not very good with permissions
  • all tags require brackets surrounding them. (eg. If in config it says "Bold: b", use "[b]test" in chat

Suggested Values

        black: "&0"
        dark_blue: "&1"
        dark_green: "&2"
        dark_aqua: "&3"
        dark_red: "&4"
        dark_purple: "&5"
        gold: "&6"
        gray: "&7"
        dark_gray: "&8"
        blue: "&9"
        green: "&a"
        aqua: "&b"
        red: "&c"
        light_purple: "&d"
        yellow: "&e"
        white: "&f"
        MAGIC: "magic"
        Bold: "b"
        Italic: "i"
        Underline: "u"
        Strikethrough: "s"



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  • Avatar of acuddlyheadcrab acuddlyheadcrab May 12, 2012 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @RejectedShotgun: Go

    I've noticed this too, and I've been trying to fix it. I've been very busy though, so sorry!


  • Avatar of RejectedShotgun RejectedShotgun May 12, 2012 at 21:22 UTC - 0 likes

    This is so frustrating! I just cannot get this to work no matter how hard I try! Please, I type [i] or [b] before my text and NOTHING WORKS! I have redone the chattags and everything. What can I do?

  • Avatar of acuddlyheadcrab acuddlyheadcrab Apr 19, 2012 at 00:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @sheepwool7: Go

    Oooooh hey! :D I remember you.

  • Avatar of sheepwool7 sheepwool7 Apr 18, 2012 at 22:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @acuddlyheadcrab: Go

    It's gameswereus in game :P sorry for the slow response haha

  • Avatar of acuddlyheadcrab acuddlyheadcrab Apr 08, 2012 at 00:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    Well... I haven't double checked, but I'm pretty sure that the client uses regex to check for hyperlinks. If you don't know what regex is, it basically is an advanced expression to look for certain things inside a string of text. This is how it looks to use it. A lot of programs use regex to select and highlight things like hyperlinks.

    I think the regex I used only recognizes hyperlinks ending with / , which I'll try to fix. But anyways, yes it works for ones without www

    Last edited Apr 08, 2012 by acuddlyheadcrab
  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Apr 07, 2012 at 21:58 UTC - 0 likes

    So this also works for url's without the www part?
    The original client only makes it a link if it finds www. in it.

    Thanks for the plugin! ;-)

    - ThisUsernameIsMine

    Last edited Apr 07, 2012 by ThisUsernameIsMine

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  • Avatar of acuddlyheadcrab acuddlyheadcrab Apr 06, 2012 at 07:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Another quick update!


    • Added automatic hyperlink coloring
    • Configurable options for hyperlinks (including colors)
    • Added /submitlink command
      • This just prints the link in a new line so that it won't get split in half
      • Alias: "/link"

    Hyperlinks in minecraft are a bit buggy now, and, of course, I can't really fix that. Hopefully they will fix these things, and I will be able to update this plugin again!

    Last edited Apr 06, 2012 by acuddlyheadcrab
  • Avatar of acuddlyheadcrab acuddlyheadcrab Apr 06, 2012 at 03:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated the plugin to 1.2.5! The old version is not compatible btw, so update :)

  • Avatar of acuddlyheadcrab acuddlyheadcrab Apr 06, 2012 at 02:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @sheepwool7: Go

    Oh you do? Was sheepwool your username or was it different? And yeah we're still trying to set one up soon :D

  • Avatar of sheepwool7 sheepwool7 Apr 06, 2012 at 02:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome work with this! Btw, I remember playing on your server a long time ago, do you still have one?


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