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!

Watch WorldEdit in Use

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 asb1230 asb1230 Sep 05, 2012 at 17:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Please update the cheat sheet

  • Avatar of Cheesius Cheesius Sep 04, 2012 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    HEY GUYS I'M AN IDIOT AND FORGOT TO HAVE MY CASE SENSITIVITY RIGHT. I hade Users not users. In other words, the permission node works just fine, and you can disregard this post.

    I'm having some trouble implimenting this with permissions on the server. The way I understand it, this should give someone permission to use worldedit, even if they are not an op:

            - Mods
            - worldedit.*

    But it's not working. Any help? I'm using Craftbukkit 1.3.2 r2, and permissionsex.

    Last edited Sep 05, 2012 by Cheesius: To avoid a double-post.
  • Avatar of FordRacer2007 FordRacer2007 Sep 04, 2012 at 16:50 UTC - 2 likes

    @amazinMCS: Go

    This is an easy one... upgrade your server's specs, you can't run good plugins off your grandma's old Hewlett Packard.

  • Avatar of amazinMCS amazinMCS Sep 04, 2012 at 10:37 UTC - 0 likes

    while using Worldedit to move objects and loading them it crashes the server. almost every time..

  • Avatar of codedonut codedonut Sep 03, 2012 at 23:29 UTC - 0 likes

    while using latest 5.4.3 build, #1259-b4ac721, server consule receives this warning message then crashes.

    ‎2012-09-03 14:00:53 [WARNING] [Server] The main thread failed to respond after 10 seconds
    2012-09-03 14:00:53 [WARNING] [Server] Probable Plugin cause: 'WorldEdit'

    rest of the message can be located here,

  • Avatar of dreadslicer dreadslicer Sep 03, 2012 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @Papshmir: Go

    You use two backslashes before most worldedit commands. this also applies to the wand.

    Last edited Sep 03, 2012 by dreadslicer

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    Tekkit Restrict. Everybody hates me now because I fixed griefing, dupes and hax. lol

  • Avatar of dreadslicer dreadslicer Sep 03, 2012 at 15:47 UTC - 1 like

    Here is a big suggestion:
    Whenever somebody does an edit, it seems to be on the same thread as the server and networker.

    class test extends Thread{
     public static Queue<weModification> modificationQueue = new Queue<weModification>();
     public void Run(){
     //do whatever you want here. I normally do a while loop
     boolean done = false;
      if(modificationQueue.size() != 0){
      weModification = modificationQueue.pop();
      if(modification.mode == "set"){
      //code for //set goes here.
      //you would put all of the //set modifier here.
      Thread.sleep(20); //Wait until the queue is repopulated again.

    Could you possibly move all player actions such as //set, //replace, ect. to a separate thread so it doesn't lag out the server?

    Another suggestion, as a programmer, is to use:
    for(int x;x<max;x++){

    Setting the thread to sleep at 1 millisecond intervals will prevent any actual lag to the server.
    You can also do interval-notices:

    for(int x;x<max;x++){
            player.sendRawMessage("25% Complete!")


    I'm telling you this, because A: I really don't want to decompile your code and do it myself for my server. B: Admins should not be allowed to lag the server out all the time using worldedit. C: Why did you not implement this before?

    Last edited Sep 03, 2012 by dreadslicer
  • Avatar of Papshmir Papshmir Sep 03, 2012 at 12:52 UTC - 0 likes

    I love this blugin, but i have a big problem. When im playing minecraft in my server and i do command "wand" it says that: "Unknown command. Type "help" for help."

    Why? :( I maybe found the problem, but i dont know how i can fix the problem..

    At cmd i saw: "[SERVERE] Error occured while enabling WorldEdit v5.4.2 (Is it up to date?)"

    Yes i c that uptade thing, but how i update it? thats the problem :/

    I hope u answer :)

  • Avatar of TheLostSoldier8 TheLostSoldier8 Sep 03, 2012 at 11:32 UTC - 0 likes

    How can i make it so i can see a preview of my positions like in the first video where there is a layout.?

  • Avatar of kas1027 kas1027 Sep 02, 2012 at 23:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a command or way to make it so you can world edit on your regions, but nobody elses?

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