How to add plugins to a Minecraft Server ?

How to add plugins to a Minecraft Server ?
29 Sep 2021

This tutorial explains how to install plugins on a Minecraft server.

To get started, you must already have a running Minecraft server with Spigot / Bukkit.

Installing Plugins on a Minecraft Server

You can find plugins on SpigotMC or Bukkit.

  • Download a plugin of your choice
  • Place the .jar (plugin file) in "plugins" directory.
  • Run the server and wait for it to fully load.
  • Type stop in your Minecraft server console to bring the server to a clean stop.
  • Run the server.
  • All done! Your plugin should be installed and ready to be used.
  • How to reload plugins on a Minecraft Server ?

    When you make changes to the configuration of plugins, or when they bug, you need to know how to reload a plugin.
    Your Minecraft server already has this functionality with the /reload command, but this command is dangerous because it reloads all the plugins from the server.

    We will show you, in this tutorial, how to reload a plugin without bugging the entire server.

  • Download PlugMan plugin
  • Place the .jar in plugins directory and start the server.
  • With PlugMan, you will be able to reload a plugin using the command: /plugman reload PLUGINNAME
  • If you wish, you can also unload a plugin with: /plugman unload PLUGINNAME
  • There are other commands like the /plugman start PLUGINNAME or /plugman disable PLUGINNAME to enable / disable a plugin.
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