NuVotifier is a plugin which can be used to integrate the voting functionality to your Minecraft server and have your server appear on voting sites. This plugin is a fork of the original outdated voting plugin: Votifier. NuVotifier offers robust code, compatible with the latest Minecraft updates, and vote forwarding.

The plugin can also be installed on proxies like BungeeCord, Waterfall, Velocity, and others to be able to forward votes to other servers on the network. The plugin is also backwards-compatible with Minecraft versions so all versions from 1.7.2 to the latest version (1.19.2 at the time of writing) is supported. Neat, right?

You can use voting sites to boost the rank on the server lists to have your server appear higher, and give players rewards when they vote. This guide will walk you through installation and usage of NuVotifier (Votifier) on your Minecraft server as well as configuring rewards!


To install and configure NuVotifier on your Minecraft server, follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest version of NuVotifier from SpigotMC or Github.
  2. Place the downloaded JAR file in the plugins (The same directory, plugins, can be used for both Bukkit-based servers and proxies) folder of your Minecraft server. Refer to this guide for help.
  3. Restart the server. The plugin will automatically be installed and activated.
The same JAR works for both proxies (Bungeecord / Velocity) and Bukkit-based servers.

Normal Bukkit-based server setup

  1. Open a listening port for the plugin:

To have voting sites listen for votes through the plugin, you need to have an open port that can be accessed by the site available. You can do this by heading into the Network tab on the game control panel, Lime, and press the ”Create Allocation” button to create a port.

The default port NuVotifier uses is 8192 however you can change that value to any open and unused port between 1 and 65535.

  1. Label the newly-created port on the Network tab:

Once the port is made, you can label the port for future reference in the Notes area. Do not make this the Primary port as that would be the port reserved to connect to your Minecraft server.

  1. Configure the port and the IP address in the configuration file

Head to /plugins/Votifier/ and open the config.yml file. There, modify the port value (on line 6 at the time of writing this guide) to the port that you’ve created on the previous step.

The ip value is by default set to which listens to all interfaces (IP addresses) that is bound to your server. The default value should usually work, and in the case it doesn’t, change it to the IP address that was opened with the port you created in step 1.

# The IP to listen to. Use if you wish to listen to all interfaces on your server. (All IP addresses)
# This defaults to the IP you have configured your server to listen on, or if you have not configured this.

# Port to listen for new votes on
port: 25566 # by default this is set to 8192, however you can modify this value to whichever port you have opened.
  1. Configure rewards (optional)

Refer to this section for recommended options and a guide on configuring rewards.

Bungeecord / Velocity Setup

We highly recommend using Velocity in place for Bungeecord to ensure your backend servers can only be accessed by your proxy. This prevents bad actors from spamming the server with votes.
  1. Installing the plugin:

NuVotifier’s jar is compatible with both proxies, and Bukkit-based servers. You will need to install the plugin on all of the servers you want to have voting functionality with, as well as the proxy server (this can be Bungeecord, Waterfall, Velocity, etc).

Place the jar in the plugin directory of the respective servers, and restart those servers to allow it to generate the configuration files and load the plugin onto the server.

  1. Installing vote listeners:
The plugin does not include listener functionality. Once the plugin is installed, you’ll need to install a vote listener plugin.

Similarily, from the previous step, each server that requires voting functionality will also require a vote listener plugin as well. Refer to this section for popular and recommended choices.

Once you’ve selected one, install the plugin on each server, including the proxy.

  1. Configuring vote forwarding

Backend Servers (Bukkit-based servers)

As we are taking a Velocity / Bungeecord approach, we need to configure vote forwarding to ensure votes are passed on from proxy to backend servers.

To do this, we need to set the method value in the config file to use pluginMessaging. This also means we are not passing votes through ports, rather through plugin messaging so we can disable ports in all of the backend server. This can be done by changing the port value to -1.

Do NOT do this part on the proxy server.

# Port to listen for new votes on
port: -1 # the default value is set to 8192


  # Sets whether to set up a remote method for fowarding. Supported methods:
  # - none - Does not set up a forwarding method.
  # - pluginMessaging - Sets up plugin messaging
  method: pluginMessaging # the default value is set to `none`, on proxy setups change this to `pluginMessaging`.

Proxy Servers (Velocity / Bungeecord)

Open a port for NuVotifier in the Network tab. See step 1 and 2 from the Normal Bukkit-based Server Setup section.

Now, moving onto the proxy configuration file, head to /plugins/Votifier and open the config.toml file. There, you need to input the port you’ve just created into the port value. Furthermore, you also need to set the method under the forwarding section to pluginMessaging.

# Port to listen for new votes on
port: 8192 # default is 8192, change this value to the port you've just created


  # Sets whether to set up a remote method for fowarding. Supported methods:
  # - none - Does not set up a forwarding method.
  # - pluginMessaging - Sets up plugin messaging
  method: pluginMessaging # default is set to none, change this to pluginMessaging
    channel: nuvotifier:votes

This concludes basic setup where all all votes are forwarded to each server that is available through the /server command. You can make further modifications and changes to the way it’s setup by using NuVotifier’s guide as reference

Adding your server to a voting site

By adding NuVotifier and a rewards plugin to your Minecraft server, you can configure votes and add your server to a Minecraft server list site, like

  1. Register for an account at Please ensure to use a strong password for your account!
  2. Once registered, and you have verified your account, press the ”add a server” button on the top.
  3. Fill in the details of your server:
  • Name: The name of your server (can be anything like BerryCraft, ByteBlock, etc!).
  • IP/Host: The IP address / FQDN / domain of your server/
  • Port: Enter the port of your Minecraft server. Default is 25565, however it can vary on your setup. It is the 4-5 digit number beside the IP address.
  • Enable Votifier: Enable this if you have installed the Votifier plugin.
  • Discord: Add the discord invite link to your community if you have one (optional).
  • Country: Where the server / community is located (optional).
  • Banner: The featured image or gif displayed on the site with your server.
  • Description: What your community is about, what you offer, what makes your server unique!
  • Tags: Things about your server, for example bedwars, smp, skywars, prison, etc.
  • YouTube Video: Add a link to a YouTube video describing and featuring your server (optional).
  • I am human: are you hooman?
  1. Don’t forget to ”Enable Votifier”. There, enter the following information:
  • IP address (the numbers before the colon).
  • The port you’ve created for Votifier here.
  • Public Key, copy the contents of the /plugins/Votifier/rsa/public.key file, and paste it into the field.
Keep your private key safe! If exposed, it allows anyone, especially bad actors, to send as many votes as they’d like to your server!
  1. Test the system! Press the “Send Test Vote” button, and if it’s successful, you should see the plugin respond back in the server console.
You can use the commands: /testvote (for Bukkit-based or Sponge servers), or /ptestvote (for Velocity / Bungeecord servers).

Configure rewards

  1. Install a vote listener plugin

As mentioned before, NuVotifier does not include listener functionality. Here are some common popular choices:

We’ll use SuperbVote as an example for this guide, however most voting plugins should be relatively similar to setup.

  1. Configure rewards on vote

Head to /plugins/SuperbVote and open the config.yml file. Find the rewards value in the file (line 50 at the time of writing, or use CTRL + F to search) and configure the commands that are executed.

As the plugin also offers if functionality, you can configure different players to receive different rewards depending on the permission they have.


  # Example of matchers. See for a full list of available
  # matchers.
  - if:
      permission: superbvote.test # player requires this permission to receive reward
      chance-percentage: 5 # configure the rarity of rewards
      service: SpecialService
    - give %player% diamond 4

  - if:
      default: true # requires no specific permission to receive rewards
    - eco give %player% 1000

You can use the following placeholders to configure the commands and the broadcast message:

  • %player%: Player’s username.
  • %player_uuid%: Player’s UUID.
  • %service%: The service where the vote came from.
  • %votes%: Returns the number of votes the player has.
  • PlaceholderAPI placeholders.
Enable the /vote command for players by changing the vote-command from false to true.

Aaand voilà! You now have voting and rewards functionality setup on your Minecraft server! If you need help, reach out to us on our Community Discord or in a ticket.