MMO Addons

World of Warcraft Tidy Plates Addon


Tidy Plates enhances World of Warcraft's nameplates (ie. floating health bars) and provides a built-in API which can be used to create your own design. This download comes with two Theme packages (Neon and Grey), but many alternatives are available.


Obviously, you can get Tidy Plates right on this page, but it's also available through Wowinterface if you prefer. Or, if you like a little bit of punishment, check out the Beta version.


To manually install, extract the contents of the Tidy Plates' Zip file into your World of Warcraft > Interface > Addons folder.

How To Configure

To change your theme: Use the command, '/tidyplates', as a shortcut to the interface options panel for Tidy Plates. On that panel, you'll be able to select from a list of currently-installed themes. The theme you choose will define the features that are available. Two of the most popular themes are ThreatPlates (produced by Suicidalkat), and Neon (included with Tidy Plates). If you're using nameplates for the first time, I'd suggest starting out with Neon.

To configure a theme: Each theme is responsible for its own configuration panel, which means that some themes have a panel and some do not. For the bundled themes, Grey and Neon, you can select between two subthemes: DPS vs Tank. Each subtheme has its own configuration panel, which can be accessed through the Interface Options tree, or shortcuts: /neontank, /neondps, /greytank, /greydps.

How To Use

Everyone uses Tidy Plates a little bit differently, but it's become popular with Tanking classes who enjoy having a way to quickly identify units that need to be taunted. Tanks a