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 Aug 28, 2014 at 10:17 UTC - 0 likes

    The v2.3.4 update with the Vault chat support has finally been approved!

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 25, 2014 at 22:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @bobthedark1: Go

    What do you mean? If you're saying that OPs have permissions for all the prefixes, and that causes them to have the wrong prefix (like a player prefix), you just have to get the order straight:

    "If the user has multiple nodes, for group prefix or suffixes, the top most one in the config.yml file will be used. For example, if a user has both; simpleprefix.owner and simpleprefix.mod, then the owner group should be placed above the mod group, in the config file. This will make the owner group more important than the mod group, and owners won't get the mod prefix."

    If you need to deny any specific permissions from OPs, just do so with you permissions plugin.

  • Avatar of bobthedark1 bobthedark1 Aug 25, 2014 at 21:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, Currently ops have the max ranks for every prefix. Could you change this?

  • Avatar of SnowyDA SnowyDA Aug 22, 2014 at 11:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    It is not, can you PM me and possibly come on the server to help?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 22, 2014 at 11:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @SnowyDA: Go

    If you did remove the plugin, and restarted your server, then the Simple Prefix prefix and suffixes should be gone. If you see them, then another plugin is showing them.

  • Avatar of SnowyDA SnowyDA Aug 22, 2014 at 00:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello @BaranCODE, I removed the plugin and the prefixes are still showing up, how do I fix this?

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 21, 2014 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry for the delay people! I have finally uploaded a new update.

    - The new version (v2.3.4) supports retrieving prefixes and suffixes from plugins such as PermissionsEx, bPermissions and others, with the use of Vault. This option is configurable.

    - Also, in the new version, the bug about the suffix command setting prefixes instead is fixed.

    - I have also changed how Simple Prefix processes chat formatting codes, although you probably won't notice a difference.

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 15, 2014 at 09:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @kostacakes: Go

    Please provide more information, such as your Simple Prefix config and how you set up your permissions.

    Edit: Nevermind, saw your PM.

    Last edited Aug 15, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 15, 2014 at 09:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @Islid: Go

    I don't publicize them.

  • Avatar of kostacakes kostacakes Aug 14, 2014 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    I messaged the author almost two weeks ago but nobody responded, so I'm going to comment here as well as message other authors.

    My simpleprefix refuses to display a prefix for anyone but the admin group, and instead the prefix acts as if nothing is there (just displays a space where the prefix could be).

    pls respond~ lol


Date created
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