WorldEdit is an easy-to-use in-game world editor for Minecraft, supporting both single player and multiplayer.

  • Fix griefing and other issues without shutting down your server
  • Quickly create, replace or delete thousands of blocks in seconds
  • Level an entire mountain and replace it with natural looking terrain
  • Use hand-bound tools and brushes to quickly make changes
  • Generate spheres, cylinders, cuboids, forests, pumpkin patches, and snowy areas
  • Use your compass to quickly teleport to areas by left clicking or using /jumpto
  • Choose an area and have it instantly restored from backups
  • Copy areas, paste them, load them, and save them as .schematics

NOTE: This version is for Bukkit. Looking for the Minecraft Forge version?

WorldEdit has no impact on your server when not in use. Only users that you trust can use WorldEdit, but you can extend this trust with a permission plugin. Try WorldEdit today!


We also recommend WorldGuard, CommandBook and CraftBook!

How do I install WorldEdit?

  1. Download WorldEdit and extract the WorldEdit.jar file into your "plugins/" folder
  2. Either give op or, if you have a permissions plugin, give the permission nodes.
  3. Run your server!

Where do I learn how to use WorldEdit?

To learn how to use WorldEdit, read our wiki. There are also a number of YouTube tutorials that others have made.

Where can I get my questions answered?

If you have a question, ask it on our forum. You may also visit our IRC channel or ask @sk89q on Twitter.

Can I get WorldEdit for Forge or LiteLoader?

Yes! Check out our Minecraft forums thread.

Where can I report bugs or request features?

Visit our issue tracker. However, if you just have a question, ask it on our forum.

Can I download WorldEdit's source code?

Visit our GitHub repository. WorldEdit is licensed under LGPLv3 and you can compile it with Maven.


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  • Avatar of B3A6T B3A6T Dec 19, 2014 at 18:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I have an issue. I have a spawn im trying to use but it was built in a flat world. I'm trying to put it in my server but just loading the .schematic file crashes it. Is there another way to generate a fresh 1.8 map around the spawn or can someone explain the crashing. I'm guessing it is to large to load. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to do this. I've already spent 2 days looking for solutions and came up with nothing. Also is there a legitimate schematica or schematic block printer for 1.8? Thank you

  • Avatar of Norge100 Norge100 Dec 19, 2014 at 13:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @BSidiocy: Go

    You must download a old version of WorldEdit

  • Avatar of verboEse verboEse Dec 17, 2014 at 22:20 UTC - 0 likes

    When using regen on a region that once contained some of the new stones (granite, ...) those get replaced by simple stone. What is it I'm doing wrong? Or doesn't worldedit support the new entities yet? I'm using the latest snapshot and spigot (one week old).

  • Avatar of BSidiocy BSidiocy Dec 17, 2014 at 15:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Please please please help!! my server is down and crashing .. after i do setbiome !! pls pls .. i need help looks like only my main account is having this problem .. I used my sub-chars and it can online .. but when I use my main account .. the whole server crashes!

    please help me!

    [Server thread/ERROR] : This crash report has been saved to: /var/directory_serv/servmc_80428/./crash-reports/crash-2014-12-17_16.30.13-server.txt [Java ERROR] [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.t( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.DedicatedServer.u( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.u( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.chunkio.ChunkIOExecutor.tick( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.util.AsynchronousExecutor.finishActive( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.util.AsynchronousExecutor$Task.finish( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.chunkio.ChunkIOProvider.callStage2( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.chunkio.ChunkIOProvider.callStage2( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.Chunk.a( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.ChunkProviderServer.getChunkAt( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.generator.NormalChunkGenerator.getChunkAt( [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.ChunkProviderGenerate.getChunkAt(SourceFile:432) [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.BiomeDesert.a(SourceFile:29) [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.BiomeBase.a(SourceFile:362) [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.BiomeDecorator.a(SourceFile:27) [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.BiomeDecorator.a(SourceFile:122) [craftbukkit_1_7_2_R0_3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] [Java ERROR] java.util.Random.nextInt( [?:1.7.0] java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: n must be positive

    Last edited Dec 17, 2014 by BSidiocy
  • Avatar of PlanarWarp PlanarWarp Dec 16, 2014 at 16:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @ghostbug2: Go

        enable: true
        allow-override: true
        creative-mode-overrides: true

    EnchantedFurnaces: Because pickaxes can only do so much.

  • Avatar of ghostbug2 ghostbug2 Dec 14, 2014 at 17:57 UTC - 1 like

    You guys should probably add a way to use world edit in survival mode. In which you use it and it takes up the resources needed in your inventory. If you didn't have enough of that specific resource, it should create an error message saying, "You do not have enough resources to complete this task." Also this should only be for survival mode. I think if you did that people would use the plugin more and it would become even more popular than it is now.

  • Avatar of chozo4 chozo4 Dec 14, 2014 at 11:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Perhaps someone can confirm it but one of our staff happened to use /butcher 10000 to do a full map butcher instead of /butcher -1. While it should only affect chunks that are loaded it instead causes the CPU use to spike to 100% as if it is preemptively loading every chunk within the stated radius to do so. This has been tested using the latest bukkit build #3347 [and 3343] of WorldEdit with matching results. /butcher -1 however works just fine without any cpu spiking for a full map butcher of active chunks. Running under the latest 1.8.1 Buildtools build of Spigot.

    Last edited Dec 14, 2014 by chozo4
  • Avatar of ERROR372 ERROR372 Dec 13, 2014 at 06:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @trevormbell: Go

    I'm using version 5.6.3 and it seems to be working perfectly. What is it doing when it breaks? Are there any errors in the console?

    @james137137: Go

    That's because Armor Stands are "Living" entities, and butcher kills living entities (excluding animals, unless you tell it to). So, when you use butcher close enough to it, it counts it, and removes it.

    Last edited Dec 13, 2014 by ERROR372
  • Avatar of Juusotnt Juusotnt Dec 12, 2014 at 13:06 UTC - 0 likes

    please help. i use free aternos server. but with worldedit & worldguard i dont know how to protect areas. i have watched alot tutorials but they all use command /region define. the worldguard told me to do /protect but i dont know hot to use it. can someone please help me.

  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Dec 11, 2014 at 22:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you support ArmourStands. It seems its removed them on /butcher

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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