VentureChat 2.18.2

#1 Channels Chat plugin! Spigot + Bungee. Supports PlaceholderAPI + JSON formatting. Moderation GUI!

  1. Aust1n46
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    Source Code:
    The Official Chat Plugin of VENTUREMC

    VentureChat is a do-it-all chat plugin rated as the #1 Bukkit chat resource on Spigot. Much of what makes VentureChat so great is its versatility. VentureChat functions extremely well on all types of servers - big or small - Bukkit or Bungee. The plugin also has a bunch of configurable and toggleable special features, including a Moderation GUI, mute management, JSON hovers, nicknames, channels, Bungee/network channels, grouped server channels, private channels, placeholders (lots of placeholder capabilities) and much more. If it involves chat, VentureChat can do it.

    • Channels system for a controlled chat: Players can join channels they want to hear and leave channels they don't want to hear.
    • JSON formatting: Hover messages over the players prefix and name are now configurable based on custom JSON groups in the config.
    • Muting: You can mute players in a channel, optionally for a time in minutes, or all channels at once.
    • Proxy muting: You can mute players on any server in the network through the bungeecord proxy.
    • Forcing: You can force a player or all players to send messages or run commands.
    • Channel permissions: You can make channels with permissions. Ex: Staff channels or donator channels.
    • Channel distances: You can configure a distance for players to hear a channel. Ex: A town or local channel
    • Channel cooldowns: You can set a cooldown time in seconds for a channel for a cooldown between a player sending a message. There is a bypass permission for cooldowns.
    • BungeeCord channels: You can have a channel send its messages to other servers in a BungeeCord network.
    • Towny formatting: You can choose to use Towny prefixes like towns nations and the Towny titles.
    • Jobs formatting: You can choose to use the job titles from the Jobs plugin.
    • Colors for channels and chat: You can set 2 colors for each channel, the color for the channels tag and a color for the color of the chat in that channel.
    • Chat filter: You can setup a chat filter in the config to filter out vulgar words or anything you want.
    • Quick chat: Players can use /channel [message] to send a message into that channel without switching into it.
    • Party chat: Players can join parties and create private groups.
    • Supports Vault for player prefixes: Any permissions plugin that works with vault will work with this plugin.
    • In game configuration editing: You can edit the configuration in game and it will automatically reload the plugin for instant updates.
    • Anti spam: You can choose to use the anti spam which automatically mutes spammers.
    • Custom formatting: You can either use the default channel, party, and messaging formats, or make your own with the format feature.
    • Towny channels: If you have towny installed, create channels called Town and Nation and they will become towny channels.
    • VanishNoPacket support: If you have VanishNoPacket installed, private messaging will be disabled to vanished players.
    • Cross server messaging: The plugin can be installed into the bungeecord plugins folder to add cross server messaging.
    • MySQL logging: You can optionally use a MySQL database to log all chat and commands from the server.
    • BungeeCord synchronization: Mutes and channel data from BungeeCord channels, along with spy and commandspy settings will be automatically synchronized throughout the network
    • PlaceholderAPI Placeholders: All PlaceholderAPI placeholders will work in the chat format, JSON formatting, and moderation GUI.
    • Commandspy custom formats
    • Customizable messages!
    Additional Planned Features
    • More BungeeCord synchronization
    Request others in the DISCUSSION not in reviews.


    Commands and Permissions are displayed on FG's GitHub repository - available HERE. (Source code is available on Bitbukkit linked above)

    Code (Text):
    Special Permissions:
    venturechat.message.bypass #Allows you to hover over <removed messages> and read it
    venturechat.spy.override #Stops you from being spied on
    venturechat.commandspy.hide #Stops your commands from being spied on
    venturechat.mute.offline #Allows muting offline players
    Please check this list if you're struggling with permissions!

    Code (Text):

    1. This plugin requires Vault, ProtocolLib and PlaceholderAPI to be installed. VentureChat does NOT work with EssentialsChat, please ensure that you do not have EssentialsChat installed.
    2. Simply drag the VentureChat.jar into your plugins folder.
    3. To use the cross server messaging, simply drag the VentureChat.jar into the BungeeCord plugins folder as well.
    4. After installing the .jar files, restart the server(s)/proxy.
    5. Using the config in the "VentureChat" folder generated by the jar, you can change the default values to your liking and setup channels and formats. Included are some basic default channels to display possibilities, but feel free to create your own. Detailed guides on the VentureChat config are available on the wiki.
    Optional Dependencies
    DiscordSRV and PurpleIRC support VentureChat. Check our their respective plugin pages to download and setup them up.

    For further assistance, ask in the discussion or visit the wiki!
    MineverseChat API Port - install this along with VentureChat if you use a plugin that depends on the MineverseChat API. You probably won't need this ever!
    If you need help or have any questions about VentureChat, they will promptly be answered in the Discussion. Please include your config and logs in order to get a swift and accurate response. Kindly do not ask for help in the reviews.

    For helpful guides and the FAQ, visit the VentureChat Wiki

    Review video en espaƱol by @Maximiliano

    If you have questions or issues with installing or using VentureChat, please ask in the discussion instead of the reviews section.

Recent Updates

  1. VentureChat 2.18.2
  2. VentureChat 2.18.1
  3. VentureChat 2.18.0 !!!Includes Important Security Fix!!!

Recent Reviews

  1. ice4ed
    Version: 2.18.1
    Honestly, I don't know why I haven't posted a 5-star review on this sooner. This is my #1 favorite chat plugin of all the ones I've used this is the best! Extremely well maintained, wonderful features, bungee support it is the best chat plugin for any server imo.
  2. MothMuse
    Version: 2.18.0
    after updating, it doesn't seem to work anymore. it shows chat but no tooltips. none of the placeholders work. the former version works perfect still.. but apparently has a huge security flaw. so i'm stuck between a rock and a hardplace right now :(
    1. Aust1n46
      Author's Response
      Did you check the discussion board? Use PlaceholderAPI. Config states this. Legacy placeholders, have been removed in this new update. defaultconfig.yml always contains the latest settings as an example. I've helped you before; you should know to be checking the discussion if you need help.

      And the previous version is 100% fine to use if you don't use the MySQL chat logger.
  3. MiniDigger
    Version: 2.17.4
    PSA: This plugin has a huge security issue, I heavily advice to download and use it.
    You should wait while we work with the author to address this issue.
    If you do use this plugin, uninstall or at least disable the sql integration immediately or your server is as risk.
    This issue allows anyone on the server to crash it by sending a malicous chat message and potentially read system files (like your buycraft code for example)
    I will update this review/message one this issue has been addressed and we verified the issue isnt present anymore.
  4. RuymanphoneR
    Version: 2.17.4
    Its the best plugin to global chat, connecting all bungeecord/waterfall sever's chat and give so many options to modify the chat inself, like add filters and other channels, if some person want to put the server chat in italic, have to do it in Format, not in chat color, in that site have to put None, was the only problem I was searching like for hours, so that is the solution, don't be pacient if placeholders take time to load, its a good plugin but I think the Wiki could be more practical
  5. Nairdwood
    Version: 2.17.4
    An amazing plugin that we've been using as a core element of our network for over a year now! Can't fault it, and the support from Austin is second to none, can't recommend VentureChat more!
  6. MothMuse
    Version: 2.17.3
    very nice author! instantly helped when i needed it. very amazing plugin to use and i absolutely love it.
  7. VermiumSifell
    Version: 2.17.3
    Misses 1 thing and that is staffgui remove message that thing to be able to move before message in chat
  8. Danrique
    Version: 2.17.3
    Best plugin for chat, author is kind and suportive. The amount of things you can customize is amazing. Love your work bro! Keep it up!
  9. Erikk_GP
    Version: 2.17.3
    This plugin took me a long time to figure out because the documentation is nonexistent but it's worth the struggle to learn. I would have preferred to read a wiki but the Dev answers stupid questions promptly and courteously so that makes up for it. VentureChat is easier to use than some of the other plugins I've tried, and the best servers I've ever played on both used VentureChat.
  10. Namor
    Version: 2.17.3
    Fantastic Resource, had a few issues with other global chat plugins, this worked right out of the box.