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 retrodaredevil retrodaredevil Nov 21, 2015 at 19:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Very awesome and essential plugin. There is one thing that I think should be configurable: The option to disable the annoying "Hey! Sorry, but you can break/harm/whatever here" because it really spams chat and if you're using another plugin that requires you to click a mob it gets annoying.

  • Avatar of Jumper398 Jumper398 Nov 21, 2015 at 15:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello Why can not I use Command signs in an area???

  • Avatar of slayermarth101 slayermarth101 Nov 18, 2015 at 18:13 UTC - 1 like

    I agree with Jumper398 and EvanesenceRose.

    Pistons do not work at all unless you disable WorldGuard all together. Then, certain flags don't work either. Whether they are toggled or not Potion Splash for instance, doesn't work. Probably more.

    Using WG 6.1 and Spigot 1.8

  • Avatar of Jumper398 Jumper398 Nov 17, 2015 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    the pistons doesen't work

  • Avatar of EvanesenceRose EvanesenceRose Nov 14, 2015 at 13:44 UTC - 0 likes

    A lot of the flags just don't work. I've never had this kind of trouble before, and I'm very knowledgable about this plugin.

    There are no start up errors, or no errors at the time of flagging. I don't have any plugin conflicts.

    I've tried lighter, lava-flow, water-flow, and none of them seem to be working.

    I would put it on the bug tracker, but it's not letting me log into it. Thank you!

  • Avatar of Asdvin Asdvin Nov 14, 2015 at 13:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. Sorry for bad English.

    Please tell me where to read about how to adjust for the different groups of players of different sizes different regions.

    How to configure the different regions Number of groups of players.

    For example:

    Admin max 3000000 blocks and 100 regions

    User max 3000 blocks and 5 regions

    Guest max 100 blocks and 1 region

    And so on

    Last edited Nov 14, 2015 by Asdvin
  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Nov 12, 2015 at 10:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi so i was wondering if it was possible to add a single group to all existing regions in one command i know how to do by editing every region one by one but is it possible to edit all regions at once ?


  • Avatar of AcePlugins AcePlugins Nov 10, 2015 at 20:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @LukasStar: Go

    Wrong! Many of the plugins which are made for bukkit will work as spigot is a clone of bukkit. However, if the plugin was made on spigot it would not work on bukkit. It is because the plugin is clashing on the names in the plugin.yml

    Telephone: +(120) 135 182 63
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  • Avatar of AcePlugins AcePlugins Nov 10, 2015 at 20:23 UTC - 0 likes

    have a problem where I cannot teleport to some places due to a NullPointerException on PlayerTeleportEvent heres the stack:

    I have tried disabling in the config.yml but same problem. I am using spigot 1.8.8 and here is the /icanhasbukkit -

    Hope you find a fix. I will keep looking at stacks but I really don't think its accentials as I don't have any problem with it on the test server and it states worldguard first.


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