I have a server and I use the Essentials plugin but for some reason the commands in the title aren't working. It works with OPs but nobody else. Here are the permissions:

    default: true
    - -bukkit.command.plugins
    - essentials.warp
    - essentials.pay
    - essentials.pay.list
    - essentials.tpa
    - essentials.tpahere
    - essentials.tpaccept
    - essentials.back
    - essentials.tpa
    - essentials.tpaccept
    - essentials.tpdeny
    - essentials.spawn
    - essentials.warp
    - essentials.bal

But it doesn't seem to work. Am I doing this wrong? Here are my plugins:

  • Essentials
  • Essentials Group Manager
  • RedProtect
  • iDisguise
  • multiworld

I'm not super good with this stuff so you might have to explain it in simple terms. I use CraftBukkit FYI.

  • What server are you using? Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 22:29
  • I mean, what Minecraft-server software is it? Is this Spigot, bukkit, etc.? server.pro offers multiple options, and it would help to know which you're having this problem with. Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 22:32
  • Oh it's CraftBukkit sorry.
    – Jason
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 22:33
  • Do any other commands work or is it just about the ones stated? Are there maybe any error messages in the console/log?
    – dly
    Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 7:35
  • 1
    Essentials is the root of all problems. Btw. try to recreate the file and then don't write into it, but use commands in console to add permissions. And even better, use apropriate plugin for handling permissions, for example PEX or similar. Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 8:16

3 Answers 3


The normal essentials version is very outdated, you should use essentialsX(CI Server: https://ci.drtshock.net/job/EssentialsX/)! If essentialsX also does not works it has to do with EssentialsGroupmanager! I recommend you go use LuckPerms(Spigot: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/luckperms-an-advanced-permissions-system.28140/) as your permissions system, it is very updated and has a nice dev. It also has a lot more function than groupmanager!

  • md5 also maintains a version of the last formal Essentials release, which can be downloaded Spigot's Jenkins server. Source is available on Spigot's Stash server. Obviously, this is just a maintenance version. EssentialsX will have additional improves and features.
    – Frelling
    Commented Jan 1, 2017 at 18:59
  • Essentials GroupManager is more outdated than Essentials itself. Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 22:08
  • @Frelling I didn't knew that. Nice to know!
    – Jamie
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 22:35

I just used PEX and it works. It's a great permission system, and it is easy to give people prefixes / suffixes, especially if you give them a group to be in! Thanks for the help!

I also needed to put "schema-version: 1" in thanks to PEX so now it's great.


Try adding a .* to the end of each permission node, one by one, to see if that solves the problem. Sometimes the node is just pointing to the name, not the command itself, and a .* can sometimes help a lot, without revealing too much control over the server, etc.

Hope this helps!

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