If you wish to install CraftBukkit plugins on a modpack that’s not Tekkit Classic, refer to How to Install CraftBukkit Plugins on a Modded Minecraft Server instead. Tekkit Classic users should follow these directions.
CraftBukkit plugins can enhance the game play of your server. For example, you can edit your world using WorldEdit, protect regions with WorldGuard, buy and sell items with other players, create factions, setup permissions, and much more.
This article assumes that you have added a game that supports CraftBukkit plugins. Games that support CraftBukkit plugins out of the box include Minecraft and Tekkit Classic. Other games that can support CraftBukkit plugins but require additional configuration include Tekkit, Tekkit Lite, Big Dig, Voltz, and most Feed the Beast mod packs. Configuration instructions for such games are at How to Install CraftBukkit Plugins on a Modded Minecraft Server
Select a CraftBukkit version that matches your Minecraft version (This step is only required if your game is CraftBukkit. Tekkit Classic users should skip this section and proceed to the next one.)
The Minecraft version on your server must match the version of the game that you run on your computer. If you’re not sure which version of Minecraft you’re running, start Minecraft on your computer and check the lower left of the screen. It should indicate something like 1.5.2, etc.
2377is a recommended build (RB) for Minecraft 1.3.2. There will be many more releases after this article, so this example will no longer be up to date.
Download your plugins from Bukkitdev, the official site for Bukkit plugins. It’s best that the plugin is designed for the version of Minecraft you use to connect to your server. The version number is on the lower left screen after you start Minecraft. Compatibility improves the stability of your server. A plugin will specify the version of CraftBukkit that it has been developed and tested for.
- If you have a Tekkit Classic server, it’s based on CraftBukkit 1.2.5. Thus, choose plugins made for 1.2.5. Essentials GroupManager for Tekkit Classic is available for download here. Choose
- Can’t find a plugin download for a specific version? Click on the Files tab below the Bukkit logo on a plugin page to view a full list of files.
If the plugin is in a Zip archive, you must unzip the archive.
.jarfile from the left pane (“Local site”) into the plugins folder on the right (“Remote site”).
When you activate a plugin, it will generate its configuration files and become ready for use.
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