Last modified on Jun 8, 2022 in Plugins
In the world of Minecraft server hosting, ranks and cosmetics are often a desire for most players. When using a permissions plugin like LuckPerms, a player’s rank can appear in the chat, but server owners may wish to take an additional step forward. Introducing NametagEdit, a Spigot plugin that solves this issue by allowing custom prefixes and suffixes to appear above a player’s head and inside of the tab menu. This can be used to set unique prefixes for individual players or even entire server groups. Other plugins such as EssentialsX can also be used to improve the text formatting and allow each nametag to become unique. With Apex Hosting, installing NametagEdit is as simple as using our panel uploader, so we have created this tutorial to guide you in how to get started.
NametagEdit is an aesthetic plugin created by Cory on Spigot. With over 950,000 downloads, the plugin allows you to customize a prefix and/or suffix for individual players or entire permission groups. Available from version 1.7 up to the current release, NametagEdit is a must-have plugin, allowing players to flaunt their rank to others and build the desire to keep playing.
- Navigate to the NametagEdit Spigot page.
- Near the top-right, click the blue
- Save the .jar file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
If Spigot is unavailable for any reason, the plugin can also be downloaded off of the Jenkins page.
- Access the NametagEdit Dev Releases Page.
Last Successful Artifacts, locate
- Click the link to download the file directly.
- Save the file in a safe location for later use.
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filesection, then make note of the current version.
- Ensure the version is plugin-compatible, such as PaperMC or Spigot.
- Afterwards, enter the
FTP File Accessin the left-hand menu, then log in.
- Locate or create the
pluginsfolder, then enter it.
Uploadin the top-left menu, then drag + drop the .jar file into the right-side.
- Once at 100%, return to the main panel page, then restart the server.
Once the server is back online, NametagEdit should now be loaded and available for use on the server!
Setting Individual Prefix/Suffix
In order to set a prefix for an individual player, you will want to use the
/nte player command in-game. To set a prefix or suffix, use the following command:
/nte player [Player] prefix/suffix [Text]
Replace the [Player] and [Text] with the desired fields. For example,
/nte player Daltondorf prefix ‘[Apex] ‘.
If successful, you can now hold “Tab” to view the player list and see the new prefix added to the game. This can be removed at any time with the /nte player [Name] clear command later on.
Adding a Group Prefix
In order to create a group prefix, you must first add a new group and permission inside of the plugin. This can be done with the following two commands:
/nte group add [GroupName]
/nte group [GroupName] permission permission.name
Now like before, you will want to use a command to set a custom prefix or suffix to anything you desire for the group.
/nte group [GroupName] prefix/suffix [Text]
From here, you will want to use a permissions plugin such as LuckPerms to give the desired group the custom permission that you set. If successful, the prefix or suffix you chose will appear in the tab menu like before.
If the basic formatting is not enough, NametagEdit is compatible with other plugins, such as EssentialsX and PlaceholderAPI, allowing you to have placeholders and text formatting as part of the name tag.
If EssentialsX is installed, you can make use of the color and text formatting included in the plugin. This can provide colored ranks, names, and more simply by including the codes in the prefix command.
E.g. /nte player Daltondorf prefix ‘&3[Apex Hosting] &4’
Additionally, if a plugin like PlaceholderAPI is installed, the downloaded placeholders can also be used as part of the name tag. This can be helpful for displaying currency, the current world, and much more.
E.g. /nte player Daltondorf suffix ‘&5 [%essentials_world_time%]’
Unknown command error:
Oftentimes, an unknown command error may appear if the plugin is not installed properly or if the server is running an incompatible version. First, ensure the server is running a version like PaperMC on the Apex Panel, then restart to ensure it is loaded up. Afterwards, use
/plugins in-game to check for any installed plugins. If none are listed, ensure the .jar file was uploaded into the correct folder.
The plugin appears in red when I use “/plugins” in-game:
If NametagEdit appears in red and commands give an internal error, it can mean the plugin is either not updated or not functional on the latest version. First, try to download the .jar file from Jenkins and replace the .jar on the server. If issues still occur, the server version may not be compatible and may require a plugin update from the Author.