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 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

  • Avatar of Islid Islid Aug 13, 2014 at 14:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh, I nearly forgot to ask - do you have a place where you store development/bleeding edge builds? I couldn't find a link for that either, and I wasn't sure if you publicized them or not.

  • Avatar of Islid Islid Aug 13, 2014 at 00:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    Cool beans, I'll keep an eye out for the update. :) Excellent work, as always!

  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 11, 2014 at 07:56 UTC - 1 like

    @highfaller: Go

    Well, I can not provide support for another plugin. I know nothing about that plugin. However, I will say one thing; it looks to me like the problem might be because he placed a space inside a char instead of a string. He should use quotation marks instead of apostrophes, to make it a string.

    Caused by: java.util.UnknownFormatConversionException: Conversion = ' '

    Last edited Aug 11, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 11, 2014 at 07:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @Islid: Go

    Ah yes, that's caused by a small typo in the code. I was going to make an update to fix that, but then forgot about it. Thanks for reminding.

  • Avatar of highfaller highfaller Aug 11, 2014 at 05:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    A plugin with a chat variable was developed for me, but when I add the variable to SimplePrefix, I get the following error in console, and chat turns to the default layout for EssentialsChat.

    The person who made me the plugin said he has no idea why this is happening. Any fix that you know of?

    Last edited Aug 11, 2014 by highfaller
  • Avatar of Islid Islid Aug 11, 2014 at 02:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @BaranCODE: Go

    Ah, I see, lol. Well, what can you do, eh? :P

    I seem to be having an issue where when I use the /spr suffix command, it applies whatever I type as a prefix instead. I'm using version 2.3.3. Am I typing something wrong, or is it a config problem? Or perhaps something else?

    EDIT: I'm terribly sorry, I mixed those two up - I edited the post to reflect what I really intended to say. This is why I shouldn't ask for plugin support at 2 AM, lol.

    Last edited Aug 11, 2014 by Islid
  • Avatar of BaranCODE BaranCODE Aug 10, 2014 at 18:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Islid: Go

    People rarely ask their questions or give their ideas using the ticket system; they find it easier to comment. I've found that trying to enforce the ticket system is futile, and decided I wouldn't bother doing so, this time. I just provide the support here, in the comments, as you can see below.

    Last edited Aug 10, 2014 by BaranCODE
  • Avatar of Islid Islid Aug 10, 2014 at 16:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Am I just totally blind, or am I missing where tickets are supposed to be posted? I can't see a link anywhere. :(


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