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

WorldEdit has been supported for every version of Minecraft since 2010 (MC Alpha), and has no impact on your server when not in use. By default, only users 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!

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Three-Step Install

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

See the the installation page if you are not using Bukkit. To learn how to use WorldEdit, read our wiki.


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The wiki contains help for most of WorldEdit. If you need to ask a question, try the forum, IRC, or by asking sk89q on Twitter. The source code is also available!

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  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 23, 2014 at 09:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Is the new version backwards compatible? I can't upgrade to 1.7.9 yet due to a lot of other dependencies.

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  • Avatar of TheExcel TheExcel Apr 21, 2014 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @chsedv: Go

    You're using dev builds of 6.0 aren't you? That's something CoreProtect needs to fix.

    Power to the people for the power of the people.

  • Avatar of Schneidertm Schneidertm Apr 20, 2014 at 10:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the update @WE-Team

    @JK82NL: Go Spigot merged on the 17th with 1.7.9. So It wasn't faster. However, WE is updated to 1.7.9! Great Job!

    Last edited Apr 20, 2014 by Schneidertm
  • Avatar of Kiak Kiak Apr 20, 2014 at 06:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mephisto43: Go

    All you need to do is sort out your permissions.

    Regular users who shouldn't be worldediting will just have a normal wooden axe.

    It will only have it's functions for an admin or opped user who is allowed it anyway.

    So just make sure your survival players are in a group without access to admin commands like worldedit

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Apr 19, 2014 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    latest version for 1.7.9 makes error in Logfile:

    20.04.2014 00:03:56 [SEVERE] [WorldEdit] Got request to set EditSessionFactory of type net.coreprotect.worldedit.CoreProtectEditSessionFactory from net.coreprotect.worldedit but EditSessionFactories have been removed in favor of extending EditSession's extents. 20.04.2014 00:03:56 This may mean that any block logger / intercepters addons/plugins/mods that you have installed will not intercept WorldEdit's changes! Please notify the maintainer of the other addon about this.

  • Avatar of JK82NL JK82NL Apr 19, 2014 at 20:39 UTC - 2 likes

    @ToxicCharmy7: Go

    I actually don't know about single player since I only used this on my server, but since its possible to create schematics in both anyway you could just use the copy command and after that use schem save [name] and then when you go into your other world just use schem load [name] and paste your creation there.

    Hope this helped.

    @Mephisto43: Go

    I am not sure but people not having the correct permission nodes (which i do not know out of my head now. worldedit.use or something like that) do not get the selections anyway when they use the worldedit wand you specified in the config (I like using stick as the wand). If you want to be sure just put a negated node in your permissions for the group that is not allowed to use it. The node would be - -worldedit.*

    The - in front of it tells your permissions plugin they are not able to use that specified node and the asterisk '*' selects everything that has to do with worledit.

    I hope this was an understandable explenation.

    @MarianPazdioch: Go

    @Schneidertm: Go

    At the time he posted there were not even any CB builds for 1.7.9 which were released on april 19th (click on the build on bukkit page and it says that). Maybe spigot is a bit faster.

    I did not have to give any reaction to this... but since I checked after reading the post that day I know for sure ;-)

  • Avatar of ToxicCharmy7 ToxicCharmy7 Apr 19, 2014 at 20:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there, I am just about to download worldedit for single player, and I was wondering... Let's say I was in one single player world and copy something. Could I go into another single player world and paste?

    Thank you! :)

  • Avatar of TheExcel TheExcel Apr 19, 2014 at 04:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @chsedv: Go @coldjack1289: Go @Schneidertm: Go @MarianPazdioch: Go

    Just use the 1.7.4 version... WorldEdit doesn't really break between versions (especially minor versions).

    @Mephisto43: Go

    I would recommend changing the wand item to something like flint. What you're asking about is not currently available.

    Last edited Apr 19, 2014 by TheExcel
  • Avatar of MarianPazdioch MarianPazdioch Apr 18, 2014 at 12:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Schneidertm: Go

    Hmm? I'm pretty sure they were. Oh well, whatever.

  • Avatar of Schneidertm Schneidertm Apr 18, 2014 at 10:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @MarianPazdioch: Go

    yes. Now there are but when I posted this I believe there wasn't.

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