Top 5 CraftBukkit [Admin] Plugins

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Top 5 Bukkit Plugins for Admins
Top 5 Bukkit Plugins for Admins
Looking for the BEST and Essential plugins as the Admin of your Bukkit server? Well we look through the top plugins and found them for you! So without further ado,

Here are the top 5 Craftbukkit plugins for Admins

5) Essentials

Essentials 

  Major features include:
  • Player made homes, and server warps.
  • Player kits and first join kits
  • Easy player to player teleports, including teleport requests.
  • Full chat and nickname customisation
  • Full moderator control, with feature such as muting, jailing and temp banning
  • Economy support, including shop signs and command costs
  • Full permission based build control, with the ability to block certain items
  • Core world protection, allowing you to block explosions, fire spread and other catastrophes!

4) Grief Prevention

Grief Prevention   I highly recommend this plugin if ANY of your players will be owning any houses. 
  • Land claims are easy to manage.
    • New players get automatic claims around their first chests.
    • Players who ask for help in chat get an instant link to a demonstration video.
    • Resizing claims and creating new claims is done with ONLY the mouse, no slash commands.
    • When a player appears to be building something nice outside his claim, he's warned and shown his claim boundaries.
    • Claim boundaries are easy to see, and don't require any client-side mod installation.
    • Extremely easy-to-remember, single-parameter slash commands for giving other players permissions.
    • Claim subdivision and granular permissions are available to organize towns and cities. Watch this video.
  • It's IMPOSSIBLE to grief a land claim. Watch this video.
    • No building or breaking.
    • No stealing from ANY containers.
    • No sleeping in beds.
    • No button/lever usage.
    • No adjusting redstone repeaters.
    • No pushing blocks in with pistons.
    • No pulling blocks out with pistons.
    • No TNT damage.
    • No creeper damage.
    • No damage from TNT cannons.
    • No explosive damage from other plugins, like Extra Hard Mode or Magic Spells.
    • No enderman block changes.
    • All doors may be automatically locked (optional, see config file).
    • No killing or luring animals away.
    • No stealing water (e.g. buckets).
    • No trampling crops, by players, animals, or monsters.
    • No building overtop, all claims reach to the max build height.
    • No placing or breaking paintings / item frames.
    • Fluids will not flow into a claim from outside.
    • No placing blocks via TNT/Sand/Gravel cannon.
    • No placing portals without build permission (even by walking through a portal in another world).
 

3) Dynmap

DynMap   

This is a pretty sweet plugin which I use on my server too. If you ever get lost in a cave from mining, this map plugin could help you out of a real Jam! A Google Maps-like map for your Minecraft server that can be viewed in a browser. Easy to set up when making use of Dynmap's integrated webserver which works out-of-the-box, while also available to be integrated into existing websites running on Apache and the like. Dynmap can render your worlds using different renderers, some suitable for performance, some for high detail.  

2) PermissionsEx

PermissionsEx  Best plugin ever for setting up permissions on your minecraft server!This will easily guide you into setting up permissions, commands, and making groups of users.

Current features

  • Support for UUIDs as of version 1.21
  • Several backend support. Currently bundled backends is File (YAML) and SQL (MySQL, SQLite). Also it's possible to add your own.
  • YAML backend, with new, fully rethinked, config schema. Now all user, groups and their permissions are stored in one file - permission.yml. File name can also be adjusted.
  • SQL backend, most delicious. Currently MySQL and SQLite supported, but other DB (like Postgre) are possible too. PEX deploys the DB scheme (tables and initial data) automatically. This means, that you only need to provide data on how to connect to the db, everything else PEX will handle by itself.
  • Flexible architecture and API - you can change a lot programmatically.
  • Rich chat/console command interface. You can do almost everything ingame. Command list below.
  • Modifyworld - Permission-based restrictions mechanism (we call it "modifyworld"), which provides the possibility to control players abilities, such as destroying/placing blocks, riding carts/boats or even getting spotted by mobs and much more. Available from its project page
  • Multigroup inheritance. User, as well as Group, can be member of several groups. And inherit their permissions, options and prefix/suffix.
  • Permissions based upon Regular Expressions. This mean you can use regular expressions. Example: modifyworld.blocks.(destroy|place).(3|12) - this permission allow place or destroy only sand (12) or dirt (3) blocks. There is still limitation on dot usage in your regexps - dots are escaped by default. Raw regex flag is also available and explained on the wiki.
  • Multiworld permissions. Just don't specify world and permission would work in any world.
  • Multiworld inheritance. You can inherit different groups in different worlds.
  • Perfomance friendly. Low-level caching helps a lot when you have 100+ online users
  • Promotional/Demotional system. You can assign ranks to groups and promote/demote users to higher/lower ranked group. NEW: new you can make serveral ranking ladders.
  • World-inheritance - permissions/option of one world can be inherited by another world.
  • Timed Permissions - you can give user permission only for some amount of time.
  • As of version 1.21.1, PermissionsEx automatically updates to keep you up to date with the latest bugfixes and new features. The automatic update functionality will only perform updates between minor releases (for example only 1.21.1->1.21.2, not 1.21.3->1.22). To disable it, set the updater option to false in plugins/PermissionsEx/config.yml.
  • Bukkit Permissions (SuperPerms) compatible.
 

1) Multiverse

Multiverse #1 on our list is Multiverse due to the fact it let's you connect multiple worlds together in one server!It can be complicated at times during configuration, but overall this is the BEST plugin for admins with servers. Multiverse was created at the dawn of Bukkit multiworld support. It has since then grown into a complete world management solution including special treatment of your nether worlds with Multiverse NetherPortalsIn the second delivery of Multiverse, we've broken it up into several smaller plugins that are each feature packed but not bloated! Multiverse provides the easiest to use world management solution for your Minecraft server, big or small, and with great addons like Portals and NetherPortals, what's not to love!Multiverse is back, and works for the latest server build! Is your server, a Multiverse
 

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