EssentialsX Spawn Minecraft Plugin
By Dalton Whalen
In the world of Minecraft servers, a decent spawn point is vital for players looking to get started. Whether this is a resource-rich biome in vanilla or a hub for servers, the spawn is where the first impression is made. While the base game has commands relating to a spawn point, there are many options that are missing. This is solved with EssentialsX Spawn, an addon plugin that revamps the spawn and respawn mechanics for your server. From a customized first-join message to a variety of configurations, EssentialsX Spawn has you covered. Installing plugins is easy with our Apex Hosting panel uploader, so we have created this guide to help you get started.
EssentialsX Spawn is an addon for the base EssentialsX that adds access to commands and configurations relating to the spawn point on the server. The plugin allows you to adjust the welcome message as well as a variety of factors relating to respawning. The plugin is compatible across many versions, so in most cases one download will fit all.
- Visit the EssentialsX download page.
EssentialsX Spawn, then press the download button.
- Save the .jar file to a safe location for later.
- Download the core EssentialsX file as well.
With the required files downloaded, you are ready to install the plugin to your Minecraft server!
- Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filedropdown menu.
- Ensure the version is plugin-compatible, such as PaperMC or Spigot.
- In the left-hand menu, enter the FTP File Access and log in.
- Locate or create the
pluginsfolder, then enter it.
Uploadin the top-left, then drag + drop the plugin .jar files.
- Once at 100%, return to the main panel page and restart the server.
The in-game usage for EssentialsX Spawn is extremely simple, with only 2 main commands to use.
To set a spawn point for the server, make use of the /setspawn command. This will mark your current placement and direction for the server’s spawn point. Since the direction is included, you may want to position your character to point towards a welcome sign or more.
To return to spawn at any time, you can use the /spawn command. This will return you to the exact spot that the command was used. Alternatively, you can use /spawn [Player] to send a specific person back to spawn.
While the command usage may seem miniscule, there are also a variety of configurations that can be changed for your server as well. Many of these relate to respawn mechanics and whether you want players to always end up at spawn or their own beds.
- In the left-hand menu, log into the FTP File Access.
- Enter the
Pluginsfolder, then the
- Locate the
config.ymlfile, then press
Editto the far-right.
- Scroll down to the
EssentialsX Spawn + New Playerssection.
There are many options that are available for customization:
announce-format: – The configurable message that displays in-game when a new user joins the server.
kit: – The defined kit of items and blocks to be sent to any new player.
respawn-at-home: – Controls if a person respawns at their set home.
respawn-at-home-bed: – Toggles if a player respawns at their bed instead of the home.
respawn-at-anchor: – Dictates if the user should spawn at their anchor instead of the set home.
spawn-on-join: – Whether a player is sent to the spawn point every time they join.
|/setspawn||essentials.setspawn||Allows access to /setspawn.|
|/spawn||essentials.spawn||Allows access to /spawn.|
|/spawn [Player]||essentials.spawn.others||Teleport others to spawn.|
|N/A||essentials.spawn-on-join.exempt||Exempt from teleporting on join.|
With that, you now know how to install and use the EssentialsX Spawn addon. While the plugin does not achieve a ton on its own, it can be great for the standalone features or to use in conjunction with the core EssentialsX plugin. Having a spawn point for a hub area is great, allowing players to easily enter spawn to open crates, use shops, and much more. If you wish to change any of the settings later on, you can simply readjust the config file at any time. With this newfound knowledge of how to install and use EssentialsX Spawn, you are ready to create your perfect spawn point and jump into the action!