Mute! Bukkit Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.8

If you’ve ever hosted or played on a server with other players, chances are you’ve encountered some rule-breakers or generally annoying people.  User Fillpant clearly has, and has created a wonderfully simple yet effective plugin to deal with them: Mute!




This plugin was one of the first to be available for the update to 1.7.8, and enables six commands to be entered in Minecraft, all with varying purposes.  Some of these commands have already been implemented in other mods or plugins, but this mod in particular is both lightweight and offers a timer on each command.


The commands are as follows:


  • /mute player time – this command prevents players from chatting for the specified amount of time.

  • /unmute player – use this command to restore a player’s chatting capabilities before their timer expires.

  • /freeze player time – someone on your server causing havoc?  Freeze them in place with this command to put them in time-out!

  • /unfreeze player – if they’ve had enough, let them off the hook with this command.

  • /clear – unfreeze and unmute all players.

  • /check [can specify name] – either check the freeze/mute status of one player, or all if no name is specified.


Permissions can be set to allow each player on the server to perform any of these commands, as well as to have immunity to freezing and muting.


How to Install Mute! Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.8


  1. Download the latest version of the Mute! plugin.

  2. Place the .zip file from step 1 into your server’s plugins directory.

  3. Run the server and wait for it to fully load.

  4. Restart your Minecraft server or login to your admin account and execute the /reload command.

  5. Run the server again.  The plugin should be properly loaded.


This plugin provides extremely useful server administrative tools that really should have been included in Minecraft to begin with.  Do you like the simplicity of this plugin, or do you feel that it should feature more commands?  Let us know in the comments!

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