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 BaranCODE BaranCODE Oct 25, 2014 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @DoubleXSeth: Go

    You should give your prefixes to user groups, so that the default group (in your permissions) gets your default prefix.

  • Avatar of DoubleXSeth DoubleXSeth Oct 25, 2014 at 15:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to automatically give a new player a prefix when they join? I've set the default and user prefixes, but when a new player joins I have to set it for each player. How can I set it up automatically for On-Player-Join?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Oct 25, 2014 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @fafler: Go

    Okay, glad you could figure it out.

  • Avatar of fafler fafler Oct 22, 2014 at 15:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry BaranCODE, it was my own fault. I have a shell script that updates ranks by sending commands to the console, and a couple of playernames was malformed.

  • Avatar of fafler fafler Oct 20, 2014 at 17:50 UTC - 0 likes

    [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: Exception while running UUIDFetcher [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: Server returned HTTP response code: 400 for URL: [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at com.flabaliki.simpleprefix.SprCommand$ [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker( [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: at [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: Exception in thread "Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409" [19:43:40] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3409/WARN]: org.apache.commons.lang.UnhandledException: Plugin SimplePrefix v2.3.4 generated an exception while executing task 108918 at at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker( at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ at Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException

    [19:43:41] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3417/WARN]: Exception in thread "Craft Scheduler Thread - 3417" [19:43:41] [Craft Scheduler Thread - 3417/WARN]: org.apache.commons.lang.UnhandledException: Plugin SimplePrefix v2.3.4 generated an exception while executing task 108927 at at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker( at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ at Caused by: java.util.ConcurrentModificationException at java.util.ArrayList$Itr.checkForComodification( at java.util.ArrayList$ at org.yaml.snakeyaml.serializer.Serializer.anchorNode( at org.yaml.snakeyaml.serializer.Serializer.anchorNode( at org.yaml.snakeyaml.serializer.Serializer.serialize( at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.dumpAll( at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.dumpAll( at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.dumpAll( at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.dump( at org.bukkit.configuration.file.YamlConfiguration.saveToString( at at at com.flabaliki.simpleprefix.Config.setPrefixSuffix( at com.flabaliki.simpleprefix.Config.setPrefix( at com.flabaliki.simpleprefix.SprCommand$ at at ... 3 more

    I'm using this old and otherwise UUID free Spigot build: This server is running CraftBukkit version git-Spigot-1.7.2-R0.3-122-gb58e277 (MC: 1.7.2) (Implementing API version 1.7.2-R0.4-SNAPSHOT)

    Sometimes it runs for hours without anything, but other times it spews those errors out every few seconds. It's not dependent on playercount or serverload.

    Thanks a lot for looking into it.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Oct 20, 2014 at 13:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @fafler: Go

    Could you paste the whole error message? I'll make a fix for this as soon as possible.

    @JamaicaXmon0089: Go

    Please read the page about Configuration.

  • Avatar of fafler fafler Oct 20, 2014 at 06:49 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting more and more of these: Exception while running UUIDFetcher

    Is the only solution to downgrade to 2.2.1?

  • Avatar of JamaicaXmon0089 JamaicaXmon0089 Oct 15, 2014 at 00:55 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I make the time before the prefix go away?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Sep 07, 2014 at 05:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @Iwitrag: Go

    Simple Prefix is designed to be your only prefix/chat management plugin, not a secondary one. You should either use this, or EssentialsChat, but not both.

    About the Factions prefix, I'll look into that.

  • Avatar of Iwitrag Iwitrag Sep 06, 2014 at 14:50 UTC - 0 likes

    When I use this plugin, it totally breaks my chat - it takes control over essentials chat plugin (which is not what I want) and faction prefixes doesn't show at all...

    All I need to do is: assign another prefix before player's nick if that player has defined permission.

    So it will look like this:

    [Faction prefix] [SECOND PREFIX] [first prefix] nick > text
    Prefix added by this plugin should be that marked with bold letters.

    User of Skript FIXED by Mirreducki


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Jun 27, 2016
Development stage
Public Domain
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