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How to Download Essentials Chat

EssentialsX is the most popular plugin for Spigot servers that offers capabilities suitable for servers of any capacity.

These functionalities consist of player-made homes, server-wide or per-world warps and kits, private messaging, teleportation, and custom player nicknames.

Additionally, it includes moderation tools like temporary bans, mutes, kicks, and jails.

EssentialsX also comes with built-in economic features such as command costs, sign shops, and full support for Vault.

Optional modules are also available for EssentialsX, which provide additional integrated features such as world protection and chat formatting.

In this article, you’ll learn how to download and set up Essentials Chat for Spigot, Bukkit, or Paper in your Minecraft server.

How to download Essentials Chat

To download Essentials Chat, you need to go to the EssentialsX website and download it as an add-on.

After you’ve downloaded it as an add-on, drag and drop the file to your server’s plugins folder.

Next, edit the Essentials config.yml file and customize chat and group formats (optional).

1. Download Essentials Chat and other plugins

How to download Essentials Chat
  1. Important plugins to install first: EssentialsX, Vault, LuckPerms.
  2. After you’ve installed those plugins, go to https://essentialsx.net/downloads.html.
  3. Scroll down and click on the “Download” button next to “EssentialsX Chat”.
  4. Access your server’s FTP files and open the “Plugins” folder.
  5. Upload the “EssentialsX Chat” plugin into the folder.
  6. Restart your server and the plugin will work!

With EssentialsChat, you can chat using color codes and formats (e.g. &1, &2, &l, &n).

Players’ prefixes and suffixes will also show up in chat based on their group (if you have Vault and LuckPerms installed).

2. Edit the Essentials config.yml file (optional)

  1. Access your server’s FTP files and open the “Plugins” folder.
  2. Open the “Essentials” folder.
  3. Open the “config.yml” file.
  4. Scroll down until you reach the “EssentialsX Chat” section.
  5. In the section, you can customize chat and group formats by removing the hashtag.
  6. Restart your server to update the plugin’s config files!

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