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 ZanderMan9 ZanderMan9 Apr 24, 2014 at 22:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I have recently tried to help a server owner with his issue: Upon leaving a region flagged gamemode adventure, players are set to gm 0. The world is set to survival and all other things are in order, so my guess is that the plugin defaults to gm 0 upon leave rather than looking at the world's gamemode and using that. It would be great if you could somehow fix this, and on that topic, add command-on-entry and command-on-exit flags. Just a suggestion, and this MAY be his issue.

  • Avatar of bobbensun bobbensun Apr 23, 2014 at 23:35 UTC - 0 likes

    after saving a region for minigames, the same region gets reloaded, but lines of blocks go missing .... why ??? :(

  • Avatar of CubedCraft CubedCraft Apr 23, 2014 at 13:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this plugin be updated for UUID soon ?

    its not long time to 1.8 With name change its out :/

  • Avatar of laacis2 laacis2 Apr 23, 2014 at 13:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    wg reload does job nicely for me. Maybe you are just too dumb to do it righ?

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 23, 2014 at 09:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Artix1416: Go

    Not sure where that comes from but it might be in your permission file. In permission bukkit it has that message all the way at the bottom of the file, try changing that one.

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  • Avatar of Artix1416 Artix1416 Apr 23, 2014 at 00:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to change the "You do not have permission to build here" message?

  • Avatar of flatbmx flatbmx Apr 22, 2014 at 14:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Timoleon27: Go

    Instead of using the build flag that you shouldnt have to touch, remove the flag on both regions and add * to A region. That works perfectly fine for me.

  • Avatar of Timoleon27 Timoleon27 Apr 22, 2014 at 13:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Apparently, priority doesn't work. Got 2 regions, ex. A & B. A is inside region B. A got build:allow, B got build:deny. If i set priority to A 99999999 and priority to B 1, even if A overrides B, players can't build :/


  • Avatar of NinjaAssassin864 NinjaAssassin864 Apr 22, 2014 at 01:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    Well... they sortve screwed up the commands and the /wg reload command is actually /rg reload

  • Avatar of pepper82 pepper82 Apr 21, 2014 at 20:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes I know but it does not work!! Bug?

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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