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Newspaper is the plugin to use to get information around your server as quickly as possible.


Newspaper is used to help notify users on your server about what is currently going on. You can edit the newspaper accordingly, going with what is happing on your server. For example, you could say 'Vote for our server at [link]' or 'New PvP server has been released!', then the majority of the players on your server would know about all of these events, just by reading the newspaper.

Installing the plugin itself is easy. Just drag the .jar file that you downloaded into your server's plugins folder, and do the same with any addons. Once it's installed, you can start up the server, and use all of the features as you would with any other plugin.


  • newspaper.admin: Access to all admin actions, such as creating a [News] sign
  • /news | /newspaper: Base command for newspaper
  • /news [book|map]: Get the newspaper in the form of a book or a map
  • /news [reload]: Reload the newspaper config file


  • Type /news to get the newspaper, in the form of a book or a map!
  • Create a [News] or [Newspaper] sign to get the news with!
  • Charge money to buy the newspaper
  • Easily spread the word about important information
  • More coming soon!

To-do List

  • SQL support to view news on your website
  • Color support for maps
  • Message on join
  • Custom newspapers in separate .txt files
  • Written out newspapers on maps (not sure if i still should)
  • Improve color system
  • Soft-depend on Vault

Known Bugs

  • Restarting the server resets all newspaper maps

Creating a Newspaper


You will need to go into the map.txt file, and edit it accordingly. You may need to mess around a bit, otherwise the map cuts off the text. That's why it's recommended to start new lines often so that everything shows up on your newspaper. Keep in mind that color symbols aren't currently supported on maps.


With books, it's easy enough. Edit the news.txt file accordingly, and if you need to start a new page, insert '=== NEW PAGE ===' on it's own line. Color symbols are supported for books, any '&' symbols you make in that file will show up as colors in the newspaper.

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  • Avatar of simonvic simonvic Jul 06, 2014 at 09:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Please!!update to 1.7.2

  • Avatar of micahcb micahcb Jun 27, 2014 at 18:43 UTC - 1 like

    Are you going to update for 1.7.9 any time soon?


  • Avatar of Blaise49 Blaise49 May 26, 2013 at 16:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @saxons12: Go

    try Editing it with Notepad++

    Better than Notepad

  • Avatar of Blaise49 Blaise49 May 26, 2013 at 16:05 UTC - 0 likes

    how to make a newspaper map? like:

    /news map


  • Avatar of saxons12 saxons12 May 17, 2013 at 13:54 UTC - 0 likes

    I have edited the news.txt but when I type /news I get and empty book. Why is this happening?

  • Avatar of KeybordPiano459 KeybordPiano459 Apr 29, 2013 at 01:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @ursak: Go

    Yeah, as of now, you will need to order a new newspaper map after the server is restarted.

  • Avatar of ursak ursak Apr 29, 2013 at 00:58 UTC - 0 likes

    "Restarting the server resets all newspaper maps"

    My server does a rscheduled restart once every 24h. Does this mean that if I use maps as newspaper I'll not have any news to read after the restart?

  • Avatar of KeybordPiano459 KeybordPiano459 Apr 23, 2013 at 19:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @bobbshields: Go

    Update your server computer to java seven.

  • Avatar of bobbshields bobbshields Apr 23, 2013 at 15:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, this plugin sounds very nice but is not working on my server. My server is running git-Bukkit-1.4.7-R1.0-94-g141dcf0-b2735jnks (MC: 1.5.1) (Implementing API version 1.5.1-R0.1

    And here is the console output at load:
    11:51:59 [SEVERE] Could not load 'plugins/Newspaper.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidPluginException: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: me/KeybordPiano459/Newspaper/Newspaper : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugin(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_5_R2.CraftServer.loadPlugins(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_5_R2.CraftServer.<init>(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.PlayerList.<init>(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.DedicatedPlayerList.<init>(SourceFile:11)
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.DedicatedServer.init(
    Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: me/KeybordPiano459/Newspaper/Newspaper : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
    at Source)
    at Source)
    at$000(Unknown Source)
    at$ Source)
    at Method)
    at Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.lang.Class.forName(Unknown Source)
    ... 9 more

  • Avatar of KeybordPiano459 KeybordPiano459 Feb 23, 2013 at 14:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @ExstoCraft: Go

    Did you set the newspaper's contents?...

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