Create a way for mods to mute players.

I've been playing for about a year and usually the community is great but every once in a while you get a couple of toxic players and there is no way to stop them without just asking a mod to ban them because there isn't any way to mute them. I feel that banning toxicity is a bit extreme when instead they could just be muted for a couple of days as a punishment.

If there is a way to mute people or if there is no way to make muting possible without plugins let me know.

Mute is not possible in vanilla, no. The only way to replicate it is with a nether portal but that is even more brutal than banning, I think. It's only possible to kick or ban to avoid those types of players. There doesn't even exist a temp ban feature in vanilla, though that could be artificially created with the wrapper