How to Manually Install Minecraft Plugins on Multicraft

Minecraft plugins add to a server, taking a regular server and expanding onto it with new commands, minigames, features, and so much more. This guide will show you how to install Minecraft plugins manually to a Minecraft server both on your server's control panel and by using an FTP client such as FileZilla!

How to install plugins to a Minecraft server manually on your control panel:
1.
 Login to your control panel and select your Minecraft server.
2. If your server is not already running on a server type that supports plugins, you need to switch your server to a version that does. We recommend the server types
Spigot, PaperSpigot and Bukkit for running Minecraft plugins. A guide on switch your server type can be found here.
3. If your server is running Spigot, PaperSpigot, or Bukkit and you have started it at least once, you will see a folder named "plugins" when you go to Files -> FTP File Access through your control panel. 
4. Click on the "plugins" folder.
5. Upload the desired plugin by dragging the file into your plugins folder. 
6. Once the upload is complete, click the red "x" at the upper right of the upload menu. You should now see your plugin in the plugins folder. 
7. Restart your Minecraft server and the plugin will install and in most cases generate a folder within the plugins folder. This will hold all the configuration files and such for the respective plugin.

How to install plugins manually using a third-party FTP program like FileZilla:
You can use this guide for information on how to login and access your FTP.
1.
Connect to your server's FTP file access via Filezilla.
2. Navigate to the "plugins" folder.
3. Drag and drop the jar file into the folder on the right-hand side of the FileZilla screen or right click and upload the file if you have navigated to it on the left side of your FileZilla screen.
4. Restart your server and the plugin will install and possibly generate a folder within the plugins folder. This will hold all the configuration files and such for the respective plugin.

Things to note:

- If the file extension of the plugin is a .zip file. You can upload the zip file then click on the "Unzip" button in your Multicraft FTP to unzip the plugin. All plugins exist as .jar files. A .zip file is NOT a plugin.

- If there is a problem with the plugin it will display an error message in the console so it is best to refer back to the console regularly.

- Check that the plugin works for your Spigot or Bukkit version. This can be seen on the plugin's Spigot or Bukkit page.

- You can find information about permission nodes, configuration options, and extra installation steps on the respective plugin's page.


Here's a video that details this process:


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