How to Install Essentials 1.8 for Bukkit/Spigot

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Intro: How to Install Essentials 1.8 for Bukkit/Spigot

* 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.

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    Bukkit is still DMCA'ed? I remember people were saying it would all just blow over. At least we have Spigot and Jenkins :)

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    HarryZ1EvolvedAwesome

    Reply 2 years ago

    it's pretty stupid.....spigot uses the src too but just reworded the legal stuff, and sponge probably has some in there too. But there's NO way to make a server without the original API source code. Besides, Forge runs original src code (in fact, it's just a de-obfuscated decompiled minecraft jar with mcp). Nobody DMCA'd them! (pls don't if you're reading this)