BetterPortals 0.10.2

Portals you can see through!

  1. _TheProff_
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    • 1.18
    Source Code:
    BetterPortals is a plugin which allows you to see through nether portals to look at the blocks and entities on the other side.

    While the plugin was originally designed for nether portals, you can now create your own portals with a wand, and even portals that go from one server to another.

    BetterPortals requires the latest release of ProtocolLib in order to load, so please install this as well.

    • /bp help - Shows all commands
    • /bp reload - Reloads the plugin and its config file
    • /bp wand - Gets the wand for creating custom portals
    • /bp remove [remove destination] - Removes the nearest portal that is close to the player (if any). If remove destination is true, then any portals going to the portal that was removed will also be removed.
    • For info about other commands, see the Creating Custom Portals section on the Wiki.


    • betterportals.reload - Allows you to use /bp reload
    • betterportals.wand - Allows you to get and use the wand with /bp wand
    • - Gives you access to /bp origin/destination
    • - Gives you access to /bp link
    • betterportals.linkexternal - Gives you access to /bp linkexternal
    • betterportals.remove - Gives you access to /bp remove to remove custom portals that you created.
    • betterportals.remove.others - Allows you to remove nether portals and custom portals you didn't create.
    • betterportals.see - Allows people to see through portals (default everyone).
    • betterportals.use - Allows you to teleport through portals.
    • For more info on portal-specific permissions, see the wiki.
    Tutorial on creating custom portals
    Tutorial on creating cross-server portals.
    For discussion and help, join the discord

    I have been notified about a bug with the portal effect breaking in F5 mode. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix this, because F5 mode is client side.

    WARNING: If you install this on an existing world, know that you will have to relight most of your portals for them to be see-through.

    If you are having issues with performance, I recommend using Aikar's Flags as they help to smooth out and reduce lag, and make a big difference with this plugin.

Recent Reviews

  1. EchoRapidz
    Version: 0.10.2
    This is an amazing plugin and a must have for survival based servers. Thank you for creating this!
  2. cstan22
    Version: 0.9.0
    I updated to 1.18 and this no longer works. I tried to download the GitHub repository and compile it into a jar, but I don't know what I'm doing and can't find a guide on how to do it properly, so I'm not sure if I did it correctly. Uploaded the Jar I made to my server, and it's not working. Do you have a support channel?
    1. _TheProff_
      Author's Response
      1.18 is now supported
  3. GladCypress3030
    Version: 0.9.0
    its nice plugin, but please can you update it for 1.18 there is no hasTag method in 1.18 pls fix.
    1. _TheProff_
      Author's Response
      1.18 is now supported
  4. Alan2049
    Version: 0.9.0
    i really like this plugin, gives some spooky vibes, and its very well optimized, thanks devs!
  5. Oklinq
    Version: 0.9.0
    A really cool Plugin, easy to understand and use.

    I would love to see an option in the config file to set the distance you can preview into the other dimension

    1. _TheProff_
      Author's Response
      This option exists in the config. (portalEffectSizeXZ and portalEffectSizeY)
  6. charleh-riplime
    Version: 0.9.0
    Hi uh please help! whenever I try light a portal on my apex server it says "Unfortunately, this portal will not be lit since the world that you are in is not linked" hot do i fix this?
    thanks and i see people using this, i cannot wait to use itt!! <33
    1. _TheProff_
      Author's Response
      It says in that message how to fix it - you need to fix your world names in the worldConnections section of the config.
  7. VitriolExhaust
    Version: 0.9.0
    This mod is awesome, makes portals look very cool!

    I would love to see support for horizontal portals as well as other shapes of portal (so the nether portal doesn't always need to be a rectangle and always be completely empty in the middle.

    Also, adding end portal support would be pretty cool too.
    1. _TheProff_
      Author's Response
      Horizontal custom portals are supported - just give them a try.
      As for other portal shapes, it's a difficult thing to add efficiently, but I could give it a go.

      Thanks for the review!
  8. Rover23
    Version: 0.9.0
    Absolutely mind blowing! This is a must have on servers, it's very smooth to move from one place to a another.
    Version: 0.9.0
    Amazing plugin! Works as intended without problems and looks really flawless! This surely must be one of the best plugins out there right now!
    1. _TheProff_
      Author's Response
      Thanks so much :)
  10. Jeetix
    Version: 0.8.1
    Amazing plugin, Best portal plugin I have come by so far! I really hope this will get updated to function with the latest version of Minecraft. I need this! x3