Last modified on Feb 14, 2023 in plugins
By Nathan Young
Hosting Minecraft servers allows for so many new and exciting features, such as Paper plugins, that add unique aspects to your gameplay. In many PvP and other combat-based servers, naming weapons and armor is an important element. This is due to the item’s name appearing in-chat after killing a player, but it may also be a fun mechanic to personalize your gear. Regardless of the server’s gametype, renaming tools is a quality of life feature. In addition to this, some servers allow lore to be added on an item, the text underneath its name and stats. There are many plugins on Spigot to implement these aspects in your server, but EpicRename is an extremely popular one to use. One of the main factors for this is the ability for owners to make renaming items cost in-game money. One of the main and most useful factors for this is the ability for owners to make renaming items cost in-game money, which is helpful on economy-based servers. Keeping everything in mind, let’s explore how to install and use the EpicRename plugin on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.
The EpicRename plugin is created by JustBru00 and was officially released in 2015. This is based on 1.13, but can be used on 1.19+ servers. Mostly everything is worked through commands, which have configurable options in the plugin’s file. Additionally, server owners can edit the messages that appear in-chat after running EpicRename commands. There are other settings to review and edit, ranging from an item’s character limit to enabled worlds for renaming them. We’ll be going over the installation and its usage in the below sections.
If you’re wanting to use any economy-based features, then install Vault in addition to EpicRename.
- Navigate to EpicRename on Spigot and press Download Now.
- Save the file somewhere easily accessible on your computer.
- Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access from the top left.
- Use your password to login, then enter in the plugins folder and press Upload.
- Drag and drop the downloaded file into the respective area and wait for it to reach 100%.
- Once it finishes, return to the main panel to Restart the server.
- Join and execute the
/pluginscommand to confirm EpicRename was installed.
Note: If the plugin appears as red or does not show in the list, the installation failed.
As the plugin’s name may mention, renaming is the main feature for server owners. Whether it’s an item’s name or lore, customizing it varies depending on your desires. For example, you may use colors or magic formatting when renaming materials. If you wanted this feature to cost in-game currency, then there are configurable options in EpicRename’s file to get that started. Almost everything is done through commands, but backend aspects are only controlled in the configuration. Considering everything, let’s dive right into the main features of this plugin.
Renamed items and materials is what most players will see, whether it appears in-chat after killing someone or when it’s dropped on the ground. All colors and formatting can be applied to anything, unless it’s prevented from the configuration. Renaming something requires players to use the
/rename command. This can cost in-game money depending on your setup, but by default is free.
Lore goes nicely with custom names, as this provides more personalization. Whether you want to give your sword a unique description or write something funny on it, it’s possible! This doesn’t appear in-chat, unless another plugin reveals it. Similarly to the rename feature, all colors and format can be applied. Players can change an item’s lore by using the
/lore command. Additionally, this too can cost in-game money if you want.
It’s now time to review the commands to make all these features possible. If you’re going to use permission nodes, then make sure you have a plugin, such as LuckPerms, to manage them. However, there are tons of other permissions to use, such as
epicrename.rename.format.4 to allow players to rename an item with the color red. If you’re wanting to review all these specific nodes in detail, then review them here.
|Ability to rename an item’s name.
|Ability to rename an item’s lore.
|Sets the material’s lore on an exact line.
|Deletes a specific lore line from an item.
|Replaces existing lore lines with new text.
|Adds an enchantment effect onto your material.
|Removes the enchanted effect from your item.
|Applies changes from the files to the games without restarting.
|Provides all color/magic format and materials for renaming to players.
As for the remaining EpicRename’s features, these are accessible from the plugin’s configuration files. There are a few of them, but the main one is
config.yml and has an economy, blacklist, character limit, and other settings to edit. These are tagged with descriptions to help you tweak everything, which is extremely useful. Review the steps below to locate and edit the plugin’s configuration.
- Navigate towards your server panel and log into the FTP File Access area.
- Enter in the plugins directory, then locate and click on the EpicRename folder.
- You’ll see three main configuration files, but press Edit on the
- Inside of this, start making your desired changes to the settings.
- When you’re done, click Save at the top and return to the main panel.
- Restart the server to apply the changes, then join to test it out.
Alternative: After saving the file edits, join the server and run the
Plugin isn’t Working
If you’ve installed the plugin and restarted the server, but it still won’t function properly, then use the
/plugins command to confirm if it’s enabled. After running it, you should see EpicRename appear as green in the list. Assuming this isn’t the case, then it’s either red or not showing. Make sure that you’re using the correct server profile when uploading the file, and that you have a support server type/version. Only Paper or Bukkit servers can run EpicRename, which you can change to by reviewing our guide here.
Unable to Use Commands
Most players might need access before using any command from EpicRename, so setup permissions with a managing plugin, such as LuckPerms, to accomplish this goal. However, if you’re the server’s operator and commands don’t work, then it could mean the plugin is disabled/not installed. Double-check this and if everything checks out, then switch to another version of the plugin. You can do this by reviewing its History of downloadable files on Spigot, which reveals previous releases of it.