* The reason I am making this tutorial is because there is no official build for 1.8 and I see countless people failing to install essentials on 1.8
Hello! I'm Graham. I will show you in this tutorial how to install Essentials for Spigot 1.8
Step 1: Download the Essentials 1.8 Snapshot
As said on the Essentials BukkitDev Page:
"There is no official Bukkit for Minecraft 1.8
There is no official Essentials for Minecraft 1.8"
However, there is a reputable way to download essentials for version 1.8.*, through the Spigot Developer Hub by clicking here.
After you download the desired essentials components go to the next step.
Step 2: Install Essentials 1.8
Installing Essentials 1.8 is as easy as dropping the .jar files into the /plugins folder.
Easy Peasy. This essentially (ha-ha) has been a download link.