A Bukkit plugin that allows easy creation and management of text based Holograms



To successfully build Holograms using Maven, you must first run Spigot's BuildTools for several versions in order to compile.

java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.15
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.14
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.13.2
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.13
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.12
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.11
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.10
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.9.4
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.9
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.8.8
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.8.3
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.8

Then use the following command to build using Maven

mvn clean install

The resulting jar files will be found in the /target folder for each module.

Using Holograms

To use Holograms in your plugins, add the Holograms-API module to your build path. Then add Holograms as a dependency in your plugin.yml file:

depend: [Holograms]

Hologram creation is made easy with our API. Get a reference to the HologramManager and you're set.

private HologramManager hologramManager;

public void onEnable() {
    this.hologramManager = JavaPlugin.getPlugin(HologramPlugin.class).getHologramManager();
Creating and Modifying Holograms

Once you have the manager reference, you can easily work your way around the APIs offerings:

public void createHologram(String id, Location location) {
    Hologram hologram = new Hologram(id, location);
    hologramManager.addActiveHologram(hologram); // Tells the plugin a new Hologram was added

Adding lines is easy as well:

public void addTextLine(Hologram hologram, String text) {
    HologramLine line = new TextLine(hologram, text);

public void addItemLine(Hologram hologram, ItemStack itemstack) {
    HologramLine line = new ItemLine(hologram, itemstack);
Removing Holograms

You can permanently remove a hologram (incl. persistence) by doing the following:

public void deleteHologram(Hologram hologram) {

Or if you want to temporarily hide a persistent hologram until the server restarts:

public void hideHologram(Hologram hologram) {

In-game commands

The subcommands for this plugin are as follows:


This software is available under the following licenses:

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