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.


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  • Avatar of bluedragon_98 bluedragon_98 Feb 14, 2016 at 06:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I want to Know how I get this to work? I have it but People can STILL break :(

  • Avatar of SimbaZockt SimbaZockt Feb 04, 2016 at 19:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you add a translation file?

  • Avatar of pepper82 pepper82 Feb 04, 2016 at 16:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Love this plugin :)

    German Minecraft Server [RPG][PVP][SURVIVAL][+MANY FEATURES]
    Minecraft RPG Survival PvP Server

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Jan 28, 2016 at 01:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @silentspectr: Go

    Hmm, Sry IDK haven't tested the Milking thing. Maybe it's item-drop allow, since technically the cow is dropping milk.

    build state 
    Whether blocks can be mined or placed
    Whether doors, levers, etc. (but not inventories) can be used
    Whether entities and blocks can be interacted with
    Whether player versus player combat is permitted
    Whether sleeping in a bed is permitted
    Whether inventories can be accessed
    Whether vehicles (boats, minecarts) can be placed
    interact state 
    Everything that involves using a block or entity:
    Whether doors, levers, etc. (but not inventories) can be used
    Whether inventories can be accessed
    Whether vehicles (including animals) can be mounted
    Last edited Jan 30, 2016 by MCTylerPVP

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  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Jan 27, 2016 at 14:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    yeah i know that but none of them allow milking cows so what is blocking this feature ?


  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Jan 27, 2016 at 10:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @silentspectr: Go

     Available flags: passthrough, build, construct, block-break, block-place, pvp, chest-access, pistons, tnt, lighter, ride, use, interact, vehicle-place, vehicle-destroy, damage-animals, sleep, mob-damage, mob-spawning, deny-spawn, invincible, exp-drops, creeper-explosion, other-explosion, enderdragon-block-damage, ghast-fireball, enderman-grief, deny-message, entry-deny-message, exit-deny-message, exit-override, exit-via-teleport, greeting, farewell, notify-enter, notify-leave, exit, entry, lightning, entity-painting-destroy, enderpearl, entity-item-frame-destroy, fall-damage, item-pickup, item-drop, heal-amount, heal-delay, heal-min-health, heal-max-health, feed-delay, feed-amount, feed-min-hunger, feed-max-hunger, snow-fall, snow-melt, ice-form, ice-melt, soil-dry, game-mode, mushroom-growth, leaf-decay, grass-growth, mycelium-spread, vine-growth, send-chat, receive-chat, fire-spread, lava-fire, lava-flow, water-flow, teleport, spawn, potion-splash, time-lock, weather-lock, blocked-cmds, allowed-cmds, price, buyable, allow-shop
  • Avatar of scuroK scuroK Jan 26, 2016 at 21:24 UTC - 0 likes

    STILL BEST! Thank you for keeping worldguard and worldedit alive!!! <3

  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Jan 26, 2016 at 14:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    Nice the "damage-animals" flag worked

    Is there a flag to allow milking cows too ? players got an error message The "use" flag is set to allow and the "interact" flag doesn't seem to work thanks

    Last edited Jan 26, 2016 by silentspectr
  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Jan 25, 2016 at 23:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @silentspectr: Go

    There is a Flag to disallow it or allow it if you set it. Do you have some sort of other GriefPrevention? Query flags by typing

    rg f {name} ?

    and it will show you all the flags. Look for these...

    damage-animals,  mob-damage,
    Last edited Jan 25, 2016 by MCTylerPVP
  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Jan 24, 2016 at 23:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello so i just discovered that players can't harm passive mobs (cow, chicken, etc) but can harm agressive mobs they got that message: "you can't harm that here"

    is there a flag to allow that ? or a permission ?



Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Jun 08, 2015
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