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How to Install and Use the Simple Elevators Plugin

Last modified on Mar 3, 2022 in Plugins

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When playing on a server, you may occasionally notice that some include elevators. Oftentimes, these are built into the spawn-hub and are used to access separate parts of the structure. For example, a multi-floor shop may feature elevators for quick access. Whether you use them for a creative build, in a hub, or anything else, the Simple Elevators plugin allows you to quickly and efficiently create elevators on your server. With Apex Hosting, installing a plugin is very easy, so today we will show you how to get started.

How to Install Simple Elevators

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the “JAR File” section and ensure you are running a plugin-compatible version, such as Spigot or Paper.
    Simple Elevators Jar
  3. Navigate to the “FTP File Access” on the left-hand side, then log in.
  4. Locate or create the “plugins” folder, then enter it.
  5. Access the Simple Elevators Spigot page, then press “Download Now”.
  6. In the panel, press “Upload” in the top-left, then drag+drop the plugin .jar file.
    Simple Elevators Upload
  7. Once at 100%, return to the main server page and start the server.


Getting Started

Once in-game, you can begin to find your spot for an elevator. To create one, use the command /elevator create [Combination #] [Distance #] to place an elevator at your feet, with the floor above it being a chosen distance.

Simple Elevators Elevator

Ex. /elevator create 1 10

Default Combinations

When making an elevator, you can choose a combination number which will change the style of the elevator. These can be customized, but the default is the following:

Simple Elevators Combinations

Style 1 – Redstone block bottom with a quartz block top.

Style 2 – Iron block bottom with a quartz slab on the top.

Style 3 – A block of blue wool with a red carpet on top of it.

Style 4 – A dirt block with granite on top of it.


/elevator help - Displays all elevator commands.
/elevator create [Combination #] [Distance #] - Creates a new elevator at a player’s feet.
/elevator list - Lists all available combination styles.
/elevatoradmin help - Displays all admin elevator commands.
/elevatoradmin reload - Reloads the plugin’s configuration files.
/elevatoradmin info - Displays plugin information, such as current versions.



As if there wasn’t enough, you are also able to configure the entirety of the plugin. You can change or create elevator styles, create a max distance, or alter every message. You can do this by:

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the “FTP File Access” and log in.
  3. Access the “plugins” folder, then the “Elevator” folder.
  4. Press “edit” to the far-right of either .yml file to edit it.
    Simple Elevators Edit
  5. Once the changes have been made, press “save”, then start the server.



elevator.use - Permission to all elevator combinations. All players have this permission by default.
elevator.use.[combination] - Permission to use a specific elevator combination.
elevator.distance.[distance] - Give a player a unique max elevation distance.
elevator.bypass.cooldown - Bypass the configured elevator cooldown.
elevator.bypass.distance - Permission to ignore the configured max distance.
elevator.update - Players with this permission are notified of new updates.


Common Issues:

The plugin commands don’t appear in-game:
Oftentimes, this occurs because the plugin was not properly loaded by the server. Ensure you are running a plugin-compatible version. Otherwise, double check that the plugin .jar is in the plugins folder, or it cannot load.

The plugin doesn’t work after changing the configuration file:
Generally, this means there is a problem with the formatting in the config file. We recommend using a YAML validator to make sure there are no issues with the formatting, then saving and restarting once fixed.

Players cannot use the commands:
In order for a player to use plugin commands, they will need to be given permission through a permissions plugin. You can use the aforementioned permissions to grant and customize player commands

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