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 msfghjkdhfg msfghjkdhfg Aug 26, 2015 at 12:57 UTC - 0 likes




  • Avatar of novrom novrom Aug 21, 2015 at 12:07 UTC - 0 likes

    How to make a list of regions in region.yml alphabetically?

    I just because of this sitting on version 5.9 and do not update to 6.1. It is impossible to control the region when the list of chaos.

    Last edited Aug 21, 2015 by novrom
  • Avatar of JakeRivingston JakeRivingston Aug 20, 2015 at 04:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there anyone here that can use worldguard very well that would be willing to come onto my himachi server and help set up the flags and everything that i need? PM me if you are willing to help.

  • Avatar of CloudeLecaw CloudeLecaw Aug 19, 2015 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of miki88mouse miki88mouse Aug 18, 2015 at 09:25 UTC - 0 likes

    My suggestions is: - Add flag for regions was protected arrowkill deny for example in spawn /rg flag global arrowkill deny - Add that i can block command /plotme this command will not be blocked idk why.

  • Avatar of PotatoSauceMC PotatoSauceMC Aug 18, 2015 at 08:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @sk89q Can you PLEASE, in the next update, make a separate build flag where pistons actually work, I have to put my players in adventure mode at spawn because we use pistons and we used world guard build flag to protect everything. :/ This really makes everything a lot more difficult.

  • Avatar of laserlemons laserlemons Aug 17, 2015 at 05:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Where can I see the default flags on new regions? Also, are the defaults changeable in the configs somewhere?

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Aug 13, 2015 at 20:09 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I protect armor stands in a region? Players seem to break them.

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  • Avatar of sausagefingerz sausagefingerz Aug 13, 2015 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of MacePvPs MacePvPs Aug 13, 2015 at 19:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome Plugin! Thank you so much.


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