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Newtag is a simple chat tag supplement plugin. This plugin allows players to have an additional chat tag located before their name. Players can edit or remove tags using in-game commands. Newtag is lightweight and compatible with all other chat plugins.

NewTag Development


NewTag is compatible with the following..

  • PermissionsBukkit
  • PermissionsEx
  • Essentials Chat
  • bpermissions
  • Any other permission plugins
  • mchatsuite
  • herochat
  • Essentials Chat
  • bchatmanager
  • Any other chat plugins


newtag.set.otherAllow player to set other player's tags
newtag.set.ownAllow player to set own tag
newtag.clear.otherAllow player to clear other player's tags
newtag.clear.ownAllow player to clear own tag
newtag.anytagAllow player to use illegal words in tag
newtag.longtagAllows the setting of tags longer than max_tag_length
newtag.* All of the above
newtag.ptag.<tag>Enables a tag on a player where <tag> is configured in tags.yml


/newtag set [tag] - sets a tag on yourself.
/newtag set [tag] (player) - sets a tag on a specific player. He/she does not have to be online.
/newtag clear - clear any newtag you have.
/newtag remove - clear any newtag you have.
/newtag delete - clear any newtag you have.
/newtag clear (player) - clears any newtag a person has. He/she does not have to be online.
newtag aliases: /tag /nt

Useful Suggestions

1. Use Newtag if you want one easy, simple chat plugin.
2. Use the "tag_placeholder" configuration option to set a placeholder to use for tags in other chat plugins. This allows you to have the tag appear anywhere in your formatted chat messages.
3. With the combination of another chat plugin, use Newtag to give multiple tags to people. This will save you the time of creating a long linear list of tag combinations.
4. Want to gain more donations? Use Newtag to help boost donations to your server. Install Newtag and set the money amount to every donator. Whenever a donator speaks, it will show how much they have donated to the server.
5. Newtag can be used to give fun nicknames to players. [Warrior], [Guard], [VIP] are just a few examples.
6. Use Newtag to label who is a staff member on your server. Install Newtag and give the tag: mod or tag: admin.

Official Server with Newtag

If you want to preview the newtag plugin, goto Sky Kingdom Server:
If you have any additional questions, you can talk to Jungalist81 or comment here on this project page.

# Tag format. Color codes usable, use %tag% where you would like the tag 
tag_format: '&a[&f%tag%&a]&r '
# Tag placeholder. Use in conjunction with a chat formatting plugin to
# customize the location of the tag. When empty (default), the tag is prepended
# to the beginning of chat messages.
# Note: if someone enters this placeholder in chat, it will also replaced. Make it hard to guess.
tag_placeholder: ''
# Maximum length of tag. If set to 0, max length is enabled. If the tag setter
# has the permission "newtag.longtag", this is ignored
max_tag_length: 0
# Allow tags to have their own color codes
allow_tag_colors: true
# Disallowed tag content. if any one or more of these words are found
# in a tag, the user will be asked to choose a different tag.
  - admin
  - mod
# Strips any special characters from tag. Recommended. (will leave in &)
alphanumeric_only: true
# Enable tag permissions. Enables tags for players with the
# permission "newtag.ptag.<perm>" - permissible tags are configured in
# tags.yml
enable_permission_tags: true
# Enable tab list tag. Will prepend a player's tag to their name in the tab list.
# Note that colour codes take up a lot of the 16 characters
enable_tab_list_tag: true
# Tab list tag format. The tag format to use in the tab list, the total
# character limit is currently 16, so be careful with colors
tab_list_tag_format: "[%tag%] "

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  • Avatar of FireDragon1111 FireDragon1111 Aug 11, 2016 at 00:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I cant seem to get this plugin to work with BungeeCord/Spigot 1.10 Is there a way to get it to work? It works when holding TAB but it does not show the tag in chat. Not sure if it's the BungeeCord Plugin- BungeeChat or what, but I cannot get it to work. Worked previously on my CraftBukkit server.

  • Avatar of dragonfire967 dragonfire967 May 22, 2016 at 18:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, I am using this plugin on my server, and it seems to be working for the purpose it's intended for, except for one annoying thing. No matter what permission group the user in (Group Manager), even if they have no permissions at all for the plugin, they have an annoying [] in front of their name, that I can't get rid of, and wasn't there until after I installed this plugin.

    What should be happening, is the user's name should appear like this in chat:

    [worldname] - [group] <newtag> <username>: <message>

    instead, it is appearing as:

    [worldname] - [group] <newtag> []<username>: <message>

    And it is bypassing the color code set for the username, and setting the username and the [] to red. The rest of the tags in the format are properly colored.

    What is causing this, and how do I get rid of this?

    We are running Craftbukkit 1.8.8, and here is the config for newtag, and the formatting for just one of my server groups in EssentialsChat:


    Pastebin Link


    admin: '&8[&a{WORLDNAME}&8] &f- &8[&4Admin&8] {newtag}&4{DISPLAYNAME}&f:&e {MESSAGE}'
  • Avatar of squatch915 squatch915 Apr 01, 2016 at 02:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Greatest plugin ever for titles in my opion.

  • Avatar of hetjoshi hetjoshi May 17, 2015 at 02:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @OnSceneReporter: Go

    Yes but can this work for deleuxe chat?

  • Avatar of OnSceneReporter OnSceneReporter Mar 06, 2015 at 18:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this work with Spigot 1.8?


  • Avatar of oLLyyy oLLyyy Dec 18, 2014 at 10:42 UTC - 0 likes
    Compatible with Towny chat?
  • Avatar of Darq_Alder Darq_Alder Aug 08, 2014 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Swiffzz: Go

    Likely not. That can be done with the permissions.


  • Avatar of Swiffzz Swiffzz Aug 07, 2014 at 15:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Anychance of adding a feature:

    • Using a command to ban them from using it - unban them?


  • Avatar of kwakmantim kwakmantim Jul 31, 2014 at 18:31 UTC - 1 like

    VERRY! good plugin! i asked for, permission tags and its now added! Best plugin for chat !

  • Avatar of Darq_Alder Darq_Alder Jul 31, 2014 at 04:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Phasesaber: Go

    I don't change the player's name, the tag is inserted into the chat string in the AsyncPlayerChatEvent. See here.


Date created
Apr 05, 2012
Last update
Jul 24, 2014
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