Question Essentials (& Group Manager) Chat-Prefix-Color Issues

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    *Please keep in mind I am not very experienced with any of this*

    I want to create an SMP for a group of mine, and I would love to have a few things:

    *Colored-chat (not a suffix, like actually typing &5 randomly in chat and having it translate to purple, just like you can do in /broadcast)
    *Colored signs
    *Colored prefixes
    *Colored Suffixes

    However, I cannot get any of these to work. I have tried installing Vault since I heard it was for chat colors and whatnot, but it didn't do anything. Then I realized that I didn't have Essentials Chat when I thought I did, and of course I couldn't find it on any bukkit sites... then I found it in the Essentials folder and installed it to my server (I use Beastnode by the way and go through the browser, I haven't downloaded any software like I see some people do) but it still didn't help.

    Almost everything I see is completely outdated. For example I saw in a few places people told me in Essentials Config I was supposed to find:

    # If EssentialsChat is installed, this will define how far a player's voice travels, in blocks. Set to 0 to make all chat global.
    # Note that users with the "" permission will hear everything, regardless of this setting.
    # Users with can override this by prefixing text with an exclamation mark (!)
    # Or with can override this by prefixing text with a question mark (?)
    # You can add command costs for shout/question by adding chat-shout and chat-question to the command costs section."
    radius: 0
    # Chat formatting can be done in two ways, you can either define a standard format for all chat
    # Or you can give a group specific chat format, to give some extra variation.
    # If set to the default chat format which "should" be compatible with ichat.
    # For more information of chat formatting, check out the wiki: [URL][/URL]
    #format: '{DISPLAYNAME}: {MESSAGE}'
    #format: '&7[{GROUP}]&f {DISPLAYNAME}&7:&f {MESSAGE}'
    Default: '&e[{GROUP}]&7 {DISPLAYNAME}:&f {MESSAGE}'
    Builder: '&2[{GROUP}]&7 {DISPLAYNAME}:&f {MESSAGE}'
    Moderator: '&5[{GROUP}]&7 {DISPLAYNAME}:&f {MESSAGE}'
    Admins: '&c[{GROUP}]&7 {DISPLAYNAME}:&f {MESSAGE}'
    Owner: '&4[{GROUP}]&7 {DISPLAYNAME}:&f {MESSAGE}'
    However I didn't see this, I just saw:

      radius: 0
      format: {DISPLAYNAME} {MESSAGE}
    So I added the "Group-Formats" thing, made sure it was the same color code from my GroupManger prefixes before the {group}, and saved it hoping it would work. ...It didn't.

    I've been working on figuring out how to get this to work for a few days now. I've had problems like this in the past when I tried to start up a server for some friends and I, but I always gave up, and I never really cared about the prefixes, just getting sign colors (which I still can't do by the way).

    If anyone has a solution to my stupid issue please let me know, I would love to get this done by Monday at least.
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