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NametagEdit Plugin

Last modified on Nov 29, 2022 in Plugins

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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.

Downloading NametagEdit


Spigot Download

  1. Navigate to the NametagEdit Spigot page.
  2. Near the top-right, click the blue Download button.
    NametagEdit Spigot
  3. Save the .jar file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.


Jenkins Download

If Spigot is unavailable for any reason, the plugin can also be downloaded off of the Jenkins page.

  1. Access the NametagEdit Dev Releases Page.
  2. Under Last Successful Artifacts, locate NametagEdit.jar.
  3. NametagEdit Jenkins
  4. Click the link to download the file directly.
  5. Save the file in a safe location for later use.


Server Installation

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the Game File section, then make note of the current version.
    NametagEdit Version
  3. Ensure the version is plugin-compatible, such as PaperMC or Spigot.
  4. Afterwards, enter the FTP File Access in the left-hand menu, then log in.
    NametagEdit FTP File Access
  5. Locate or create the plugins folder, then enter it.
  6. Press Upload in the top-left menu, then drag + drop the .jar file into the right-side.
    NametagEdit Upload
  7. Once at 100%, return to the main panel page, then restart the server.


Using NametagEdit

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]
NametagEdit Player Command

Replace the [Player] and [Text] with the desired fields. For example,
/nte player Daltondorf prefix ‘[Apex] ‘.

NametagEdit Player Example

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

NametagEdit Group Commands

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


NametagEdit Group Formatting

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]


NametagEdit Group Example

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.

Additional Formatting

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.

NametagEdit Essentials

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’

NametagEdit Placeholder

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%]’

Common Issues

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.

Helpful Links

NametagEdit Spigot Page
How to Use EssentialsX
How to Install LuckPerms

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