Minecraft: Craftbukkit Spigot

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  • Thanks to Eyeofthentye for this contribution

In practically all cases, your Bukkit plugins will work on Spigot, unless the author of one of your plugins uses certain internal CraftBukkit/Minecraft code.
Make sure you read the mod's info before installing to make sure it is compatible.

Installing Most Plugins

  1. Download a plugin of your choice.
  2. Place the .jar and any other files in your plugins directory.
  3. Run the server and wait for it to fully load.
  4. Type stop in your Minecraft server console to bring the server to a clean stop.
  5. Run the server.
  6. All done! Your plugin should be installed and ready to be used.


  • Your plugins directory will be a folder called "plugins" in the folder where you created your CraftBukkit server.
  • After you have started your server it may have generated a configuration file, check with the plugin's forum or wiki page for any properties you can configure.

Updating Plugins

  1. Create a directory called "update" in your plugins directory.
  2. Download the plugin that you wish to update.
  3. Place ONLY the .JAR file into the update directory.
  4. Restart your CraftBukkit server.
  5. All done! Your plugin should have been updated.


  • Ensure the name of the .jar in the update directory is the same as the name of the .jar in the plugins directory for the same plugin.
  • The reload command will also unload all the plugins, copy the files from the update directory into the plugins directory (replacing any files with the same name) then load all the plugins again.
  • This method is safer than replacing the file yourself while the server is running and will not disconnect all your players if it was to be done manually.
    If the updates fail you may need to remove the old plugin and install the
    updated version manually.