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
  • Offline mode server support (using usernames instead of UUIDs)
  • 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.

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.

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 BeastyBoss_303 BeastyBoss_303 Oct 22, 2016 at 04:04 UTC - 0 likes

    /spr doesnt work (its not a command) plz help!

  • Avatar of Sam1370 Sam1370 Oct 14, 2016 at 15:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @JaguarIsOnYoutube: Go

    Search Google, there's lots of stuff there

  • Avatar of Sam1370 Sam1370 Oct 14, 2016 at 15:01 UTC - 0 likes

    SimplePrefix is not only easy to use, but powerful. I once met a server owner and he said that he spent hours configuring PermissionsEx so that it could get him prefixes and I told him to use SimplePrefix and he totally like screamed to death (xD)! Anyway, this plugin is so easy to use, also I have found /spr colors very helpful as it helps me see the colors in game without having to pull up my browser window. SimplePrefix is very customizable and I think it's the best prefix plugin EVER!

  • Avatar of FlippnNuggets FlippnNuggets Oct 10, 2016 at 20:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey! Just got a question: How do I make it so players spawn with a rank? Thanks!

  • Avatar of DraVarg DraVarg Oct 05, 2016 at 21:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I dont understand why it posts as [Owner] [Player] <name> in chat

  • Avatar of chuky6658 chuky6658 Sep 24, 2016 at 15:22 UTC - 0 likes

    is very good

  • Avatar of Jones988 Jones988 Aug 23, 2016 at 20:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jones988: Go


  • Avatar of Jones988 Jones988 Aug 16, 2016 at 05:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there anyway I can remove someones prefix/suffix while they are offline? The way my server uses this plugin requires this ability.

    Even a command like /spr p u offline:{UUID}, which would search the config for that UUID and clear it, would be nice to have.

    Last edited Aug 24, 2016 by Jones988
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 15, 2016 at 21:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @JaguarIsOnYoutube: Go

    Simply change the format value under Templates from:

    '<[time] [world] [prefix][name][suffix]> '

    to something like:

    '<[prefix][name][suffix]> '

  • Avatar of adam9511 adam9511 Aug 14, 2016 at 01:02 UTC - 0 likes

    100% Working with bukkit 1.8.8 error free !

    This plugin works fine with Bukkit 1.8.8 no errors, easy setup and commands! Thanks


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Jun 27, 2016
Development stage
Public Domain
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Simple Prefix
Recent files
  • R: v2.5.1 for 1.10 Jun 27, 2016
  • R: v2.5.0 for 1.10 Jun 21, 2016
  • R: v2.4.1 for 1.8 May 29, 2015
  • R: v2.4.0 for 1.8 May 23, 2015
  • R: v2.3.5 for CB 1.7.9-R0.1 Dec 17, 2014