Download the plugin

The coding platform is based on a Spigot plugin which offers a practical and user-friendly option compared to Minecraft Education MakeCode. The plugin is free for personal use and can be downloaded here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The free plugin restricts usage to 5 concurrent students.

Simply copy it into the plugin folder. When the server is started, a new folder named “visualmodder” will be created next to the plugin file, containing a file named “”.

The program editor for your server (if it is on your local machine), is accessible at:


The default port is 10273


The file allows you to change the following settings


This value should be set when running a “learn to program” session.

values: LEARN / NORMAL

If you set the value to LEARN following actions are taken:

– Players can fly
– It is always day time with sunny weather
– Slime mobs don’t spawn


Sets the port used by the webserver for loading the programs. (Default is 10273)


If you have issues connecting to the internet you can disable the account validation

Values: False / True

Sharing commands

Players can run each other programs by just adding the name of the other player at the beginning like this:/vm thecommand -p otherplayer