WorldGuard is a powerful plugin providing all the little things (and some big ones), and it protects your servers from various problems.

  • Block creeper and wither block damage, falling damage, etc.;
  • Disable fire spread, lava fire spread, ice formation, Endermen picking up blocks, etc.;
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can't be used;
  • Warn moderators when certain items and blocks are used;
  • Protect areas of your world so only certain people can build in them;
  • Set areas where PVP, TNT, mob damage, and other features are disabled;
  • Protect your server from various 'exploits' like magical obsidian creation machines;
  • Disable, or enable, various Minecraft features, like sponges from classic;
  • Add useful commands like an immediate "STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD" command.
  • Enable only features you want! Everything is off by default.

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Getting Started


Bukkit is currently required. In the future, WorldGuard will be available for Forge and other APIs.

  1. Install WorldEdit first. (DON'T FORGET THIS)
  2. Download WorldGuard and install it the same way.
  3. Run your server once to generate the files.
  4. Edit plugins/WorldGuard/config.yml to your liking.
  5. Use the command /wg reload to reload your configuration (use worldguard.* for all permissions).

To setup protected regions or the blacklist, you'll have to read the wiki (see below).


What are the permissions? The commands? Check out the wiki below.

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Learning More
  • Project leader: Contact @sk89q on Twitter
  • Lead developers: sk89q, TomyLobo, wizjany, and zml2008
  • Project started: In December 2010 (Bukkit was started January 2011)

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  • Avatar of TVExtrem TVExtrem Jul 21, 2014 at 12:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Please update to 1.7.9

  • Avatar of yamsucker742 yamsucker742 Jul 20, 2014 at 05:37 UTC - 0 likes

    When I attempt to add / remove owners to / from a region, WorldGuard tells me to check console because an error has occurred. Here is error.

  • Avatar of simplam simplam Jul 18, 2014 at 17:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, i want to use worldguard to prevent to break blocks, i use the flag build in deny, and when someone try to break a block it say that i can't but he can break the block.. Please help me!!:(

    i use the last version of worldguard and the version 1.7.9 of craftbukkit

  • Avatar of Bammerbom Bammerbom Jul 17, 2014 at 11:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @ColonelJdog: Go

    I am getting the same error.

  • Avatar of reon3 reon3 Jul 17, 2014 at 00:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Item frame and painting protection not working on 1.7.9

  • Avatar of fastlockel fastlockel Jul 16, 2014 at 10:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Please implement MySQL , and saving / reading region per region width API. Use yml files are quite unsave when writing, and writing the ENTIRE REGION file / data in base just to add a flag is terrible???

    This is a widely used plugin something needs to be done thanks !

  • Avatar of Inuyasha86000 Inuyasha86000 Jul 16, 2014 at 06:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I would like to know if there is a set difficulty parameter that can be used within selected regions? I have built a battle house with mob spawners in my spawn point and would like to allow mobs to spawn inside the building but be able to keep the main world of my server on peaceful.

  • Avatar of Ironic8b49 Ironic8b49 Jul 15, 2014 at 02:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm running CraftBukkit 1.7.10, Worldedit 5.6.2 and Worldguard 5.9. I was wondering when the next upgrade will come out so I will be able to break item frames again.

  • Avatar of dNiym dNiym Jul 15, 2014 at 01:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Can anyone tell me what type of damage event is applied to a player when the heal-amount  flag is set to a negative number?

    I need to make a region hurt players while they are in it but if they die I need to know that the region killed them in another plugin.

  • Avatar of ColonelJdog ColonelJdog Jul 15, 2014 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting this error in my console. Any ideas?

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Mar 01, 2014
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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