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 TWSSYesterday TWSSYesterday Oct 03, 2015 at 00:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Looking for a system admin? PM me what you'd want me to do, and what you can afford to pay me monthly, I only have time for one more placement, so it is on a first come, first served basis.

  • Avatar of kanatouch kanatouch Sep 30, 2015 at 14:07 UTC - 0 likes

    /rg flag name Pistons allow
    > can not action T T

  • Avatar of PLASMAGUNN PLASMAGUNN Sep 29, 2015 at 22:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @shop1126: Go

    that's happing to me 2

  • Avatar of ShawnPR1 ShawnPR1 Sep 28, 2015 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I've been using this plugin for a long time and found it to be one of the most reliable plugins up until now. I claim a region, but my default group can build and break as they please inside it (with build-permission-nodes disabled in config). I then add the "build deny" flag to the region and they can still break a lot of blocks. It simply warns them that they do not have permission to destroy the block yet it breaks. I then enable the build-permission-nodes in the config, but then nobody can build anywhere except me. Not even after I add an entire group to the owners of the region. It used to be simple to use this. Now I'm at a loss for words/ideas. I might be missing something but this is seriously driving me insane...

    • edit* I seem to have found what causes this bug. If the members are in survival mode they seem to be able to break grass and such even though they get warned in the chat that they are not allowed to break said blocks. When they are in creative however, they cannot break the blocks. Please fix this asap as this plugin is very important to any server out there.
    Last edited Oct 01, 2015 by ShawnPR1
  • Avatar of shop1126 shop1126 Sep 26, 2015 at 14:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I am not sure if this is a bug or something I screwed up with my config. Basically on my server users with the fly perm say they are unable to fly and whenever they try to it just gives them a double jump. I know it's WorldGuard because when I unload the WorldGuard plugin things function fine. Config: Config for the world: World Regions config: Thanks :)

    Last edited Sep 26, 2015 by shop1126

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  • Avatar of Capehenrykid Capehenrykid Sep 24, 2015 at 20:19 UTC - 0 likes

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    stefvanschie 7 hours, 2 minutes ago - 0 likes Like

    @cluprogram: Go

    Any error logs? Have seen other problems with worldguard though. You could try asking it to the worldguard developers.

    @Capehenrykid: Go

    Any error logs?

    My plugins: Teleporter | Building Game

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    Capehenrykid 22 hours, 38 minutes ago - 0 likes

    The countdown when the game starts stops at 1

  • Avatar of Cha0sPudd1ng Cha0sPudd1ng Sep 19, 2015 at 13:29 UTC - 0 likes


    i have Protectet a region, but TNT can destroy item Frames.

  • Avatar of Kaijudo11 Kaijudo11 Sep 11, 2015 at 23:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm using the updated build for spigot and craftbukkit. I get an error for world guard. Anyone else getting this?

  • Avatar of Gnusterftw Gnusterftw Sep 10, 2015 at 17:21 UTC - 0 likes

    im getting this spammed in my console :(

    [WorldGuard] Region data changes made in 'World' have been background saved

    any way to get rid of it?

  • Avatar of krapcher krapcher Sep 09, 2015 at 17:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Cannot blacklist bed. Tried using bed, bed_block and 355 all of them don't work. Tried using them at once didn't work again.


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Aug 25, 2011
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