WhatIsThis Plugin (1.20.4, 1.19.4) is an invaluable tool for Minecraft players, particularly those new to the game or those venturing into unfamiliar territories. This plugin allows players to identify blocks, items, and entities within the game, providing information about their uses, properties, and crafting recipes. It’s like having a Minecraft encyclopedia at your fingertips!


  • Block, Item, and Entity Identification: With WhatIsThis, players can easily identify any block, item, or entity in the game. Simply point at it, and the plugin will provide you with its name and description.
  • Crafting Recipes: Not sure how to craft a particular item? WhatIsThis can show you the crafting recipe directly in the game, saving you the trouble of looking it up elsewhere.
  • Item Uses: The plugin can also tell you what a particular item is used for, whether it’s for crafting, brewing, trading, or any other purpose.
  • Compatibility: WhatIsThis is compatible with both vanilla Minecraft and many modded versions, making it a versatile tool for all players.

Commands and Permissions:

  • /whatisthis: This command identifies the block, item, or entity you’re pointing at. Permission: whatisthis.use
  • /whatisthis recipe [item]: This command shows the crafting recipe for the specified item. Permission: whatisthis.recipe
  • /whatisthis uses [item]: This command shows what the specified item is used for. Permission: whatisthis.uses
  • /whatisthis reload: This command reloads the plugin’s configuration file, allowing changes to take effect without restarting the server. Permission: whatisthis.reload


How to install:

  • Download a plugin of your choice.
  • Place the .jar and any other files in your plugin’s directory.
  • Run the server and wait for it to fully load.
  • Type stop in your Minecraft server console to bring the server to a clean stop.
  • Run the server.
  • All done! Your plugin should be installed and ready to be used.

WhatIsThis Plugin (1.20.4, 1.19.4) Download Links

For All Versions from Minecraft Spigot 1.17 to Minecraft Spigot 1.20.1

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For Minecraft Spigot 1.20.4, 1.20.2

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