Bukkit EssentialsX: the essential plugin for Spigot servers


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Aug 2, 2019
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The essential plugin for Spigot servers.

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This is a fork of Essentials called EssentialsX.
If you are using this, do NOT ask Essentials for support.
The official upstream repository is at https://github.com/Essentials/Essentials.

Why use EssentialsX?

EssentialsX is a continuation of Essentials, updated to support modern Minecraft and Spigot versions.
It provides several performance improvements, new features and bug fixes that are not available in Essentials and Spigot-Essentials.
For more details, see the wiki.

EssentialsX is almost a completely drop-in replacement for Essentials. However, it has different requirements:
  • EssentialsX supports Spigot and Paper (recommended) for 1.8.8, 1.9.4, 1.10.2, 1.11.2, 1.12.2, 1.13.2 and 1.14.4, as well as Glowstone.
    • EssentialsX works best on Paper, which includes many performance improvements over Spigot.
  • EssentialsX requires Vault to enable chat prefix/suffixes and group support if you use a permissions plugin.
    • We recommend using LuckPerms as it is a modern, up-to-date plugin with regular updates and bug fixes.
    • PermissionsEx and GroupManager are not supported and may lead to undesired behaviour.
    • If you don't want to use a permissions plugin, you can change use-bukkit-permissions to false in the EssentialsX config.
  • EssentialsX requires Java 8 or higher.


Need help using EssentialsX? Join the MOSS Discord community to ask for help and discuss EssentialsX.
If you need to report a bug or want to suggest a new feature, you can open an issue on GitHub.


Want to help improve EssentialsX? There are numerous ways you can contribute to the project.

If you'd like to donate to the project, feel free to support us on Patreon!
If you can't make a donation, don't worry - there's lots of other ways to help us out:


By default, EssentialsX sends statistics to bStats. You can opt out in plugins/bStats/config.yml.
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