WorldGuard is a powerful plugin with a large bag of tricks for server owners, server map makers, regular survival servers, and everyone in between!

  • Create zones in your world that only permit mods or certain players from building within
  • Set additional game rules on your server (deny wither block damage, falling damage, etc.)
  • Set game rules on specific areas (food regen, health regen, disable PvP, TNT, control mob damage) in your world
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can't be used
  • Dump useful statistics and information about your server (/wg report -p)
  • CPU profile your server (/wg profile -p)
  • Add useful commands like an immediate "STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD" command.
  • Works, more or less, with mods (other Bukkit plugins and FTB mods)
  • Protects against many types of grief (fire spread, tree growth, TNT cannons, piston machines, crop trampling, paintings and item frames, etc.), and certain interactions can also be allowed (door open, lever usage, etc.)
  • Well documented, and one of the oldest Minecraft projects (older than Bukkit!)
  • Open source
  • Enable only features you want! Everything is off by default. You can just install WorldGuard and configure it later.

Also, check out these plugins: CommandBook and CraftBook

How do I install WorldGuard?

  1. Download WorldEdit (required by WorldGuard) and extract the WorldEdit.jar file into your "plugins/" folder.
  2. Download WorldGuard and extract the WorldGuard.jar file into your "plugins/" folder.
  3. Run your server!

Where do I learn how to use WorldGuard?

To learn how to use WorldGuard, there are current two sources of documentation:

Where can I get my questions answered?

If you have a question:

Where can I report bugs or request features?

Visit our issue tracker.

Can I download WorldGuard source code?

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


Check out my Minecraft server!

SK's Minecraft Server

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  • Avatar of MiddleAgesMMO MiddleAgesMMO Mar 26, 2015 at 15:59 UTC - 0 likes

    how do i remove Hey! Sorry, but you can’t _ here. message. please dont tell my i cannot remove this

  • Avatar of T0X1C0801 T0X1C0801 Mar 26, 2015 at 15:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello so ive had a prison server and then a player logs on and get kit starter and he begins to "grief" my spawn....

    so my problem is if a player is in survival they can break blocks but in creative they cant and ive set it to build: deny + block-break: deny and they can still break blocks so please help me but they cant even place blocks and i just really want my server to run good without anybody griefing spawn/mines

  • Avatar of LaughNgamez LaughNgamez Mar 25, 2015 at 04:34 UTC - 1 like

    So it appears the TNT flag no longer stops TNT exploding when it is lit with a lighter or flame bow. Does anyone have any suggestions why?

  • Avatar of morgangames1213 morgangames1213 Mar 24, 2015 at 23:07 UTC - 0 likes

    My friends server is on 1.7 and world guard will not work. When ever he types in /regiondefine it says go to /help. We are trying to get this up so if you can please help me that would be great. Thanks Morgan :)

  • Avatar of BananaPuncher714 BananaPuncher714 Mar 22, 2015 at 18:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I need help! People are able to break blocks in the spawn region I made! I set block-break, block-place, and build to deny, but they can still break blocks! They just can't place anything.

  • Avatar of Pablo_M98 Pablo_M98 Mar 21, 2015 at 22:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    In protected regions by worldguard like the spawn of nether...

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Mar 21, 2015 at 21:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Entering End Portal while the end is disabled throws tons of errors.....I want to make a Skywars Spawn like other servers but I can't.l

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  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Mar 21, 2015 at 16:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pablo_M98: Go

    I find this humurous...You are trying to disable fire-spread in the Nether? OMG!

  • Avatar of Pablo_M98 Pablo_M98 Mar 19, 2015 at 17:37 UTC - 0 likes

    What is the flag to disable the fire produced for ghasts in nether? I've tried with ghast-fireball, other-explosion and fire-spread but not works. I'm using WorldGuard 6.0 Beta 5 in latest build of Spigot 1.8.

  • Avatar of Bladex111 Bladex111 Mar 19, 2015 at 17:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @IceNetwork: Go

    you have to allow chest aaccess in the region if that doesnt work (you have the same problem as me) your in trouble


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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