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

This page is for the Bukkit plugin. Looking for the WorldEdit Forge mod (works on single player)?

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 BoureyS85 BoureyS85 Sep 05, 2012 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, Im running Tekkit 3.1.2 will this work with the newest release of Worldedit or do i have to use the older version.

    CB version is 1.2.5 r4.1-mcpc-snapshot

  • Avatar of thehen101 thehen101 Sep 05, 2012 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @Platkin: Go

    The newest version of WorldEdit works with the newest version of bukkit.

  • 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

    EterniaLogic (Email)

    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 :)

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