After much struggle, I have gotten my permissions.yml for PermissionsEx working well. I would now like to post it here, in hopes that it will help other people, and bypass the days that I spent looking for answers. Just note that I took out some more personalized things, like donator ranks, and permission nodes for more in-depth plugins. However, I left Essentials permission nodes intact. Code: groups: Guest: default: true prefix: '[Guest] ' build: false permissions: - essentials.help - essentials.rules - essentials.motd - modifyworld.chat Member: default: false prefix: '&2[&aMember&2]&7 ' build: true permissions: - essentials.help - essentials.rules - essentials.motd - essentials.afk - essentials.back - essentials.back.ondeath - essentials.depth - essentials.delhome - essentials.help - essentials.home - essentials.kit - essentials.kit.tools - essentials.list - essentials.mail - essentials.mail.send - essentials.me - essentials.motd - essentials.msg - essentials.ping - essentials.r - essentials.rules - essentials.seen - essentials.sethome - essentials.signs.use.disposal - essentials.spawn - essentials.suicide - essentials.tpa - essentials.tpaccept - essentials.tpahere - essentials.tpdeny VIP: default: false prefix: '&6[&eVIP&6]&7 ' inheritance: - Guest - Member build: true permissions: - essentials.help - essentials.rules - essentials.motd Mod: default: false prefix: '&1[&9Mod&1]&f ' inheritance: - VIP - Member - Guest build: true permissions: - essentials.sethome.multiple.staff - essentials.helpop - essentials.home.others - essentials.nick - essentials.warp - essentials.warp.list Admin: default: false prefix: '&9[&bAdmin&9]&f ' inheritance: - Mod - VIP - Member - Guest build: true permissions: - essentials.gamemode - essentials.give - essentials.god Owner: default: false prefix: '&6[&4Owner&6]&f ' build: true permissions: - '*' users: exampleminecraftname: group: - Owner exampleminecraftname2: group: - Admin I am getting better at permissions, so if you need any help I might be able to help you.