Development on Essentials for Bukkit is currently suspended due to the DMCA issue.
There is no stable officially supported build for 1.7.10 or 1.8+
This is the 'pre-release' for 1.7.10, adding real uuid support, this version will not work with 1.8 builds.
We are currently intending on transitioning to the Sponge project for post 1.8 development.
For updates on this follow @KHobbits on twitter.
Changes since 2.13:
UUID Support, and related optimizations for uuid checking
Added /condense command
Socialspy now supports a wildcard to log all commands
Rename scheduled tasks for better debugging within timings report.
Added essentials.silentjoin.vanish & essentials.signs.trade.override permissions
Translation updates, and message cleanup.
Support ban reasons with /banip
Handling book paging
Rewrite of some /fly matching logic