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 miki88mouse miki88mouse Aug 21, 2014 at 23:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry guys but world guard with entry things simply not work i try last 2 day everything that my world caled VIP creative normal only for VIP VIP-Pro < groups in my ranks

    I do entry deny, added members, make permissions "group.VIP and group.VIP-Pro" and cant entry in that WORLD i must give some entry allow or entry allow some group. but i will simply DISABLE for everyone to enter in that area in this case WORLD and allowed it for VIP can simply go ther while is entry deny that not posibble :( and i use "region ID" global while that is only logical to use for WORLD /rg flag global entry deny /rg flag global entry -g nonmembers < in last i have change this to -g members allow /rg addmemeber global g:VIP /rg addmember global g:VIP-Pro

    When i change to -g members allow than can everyone go in that world but cant build or griefed while is not the allowed group. when i change back everyone CANT go in that world and use it :( :(

    That the last thing i used now i have no idea realy frustrating me this is not simply to use while simply NOT WORKING CORECTLY for my opinion.

    I dont kdow who find the help NOBODY cant help me while there i cant fint the solution my shop in smal region define work fine for vip shop but the coplete WORLD with this not work...

    EDIT: btw that plugin is great

    Last edited Aug 21, 2014 by miki88mouse
  • Avatar of BryanChung BryanChung Aug 21, 2014 at 14:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to make WorldGuard enabled only for a particular world within a server?

  • Avatar of mmuziek mmuziek Aug 20, 2014 at 15:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @Caviar_Bob: Go

    if your server just stops with no error or the java perm space error. up the jave perm space with about 512 to 1 GB and problem solved this is a common issue on 1.7.9 and up due to the fact everything like the uuid goes into the perm space

  • Avatar of Florek81 Florek81 Aug 19, 2014 at 06:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Caviar_Bob I'm running the newest CraftBukkit version and it's working fine for me. Try to install first WorldEdit and then WorldGuard.

  • Avatar of Caviar_Bob Caviar_Bob Aug 18, 2014 at 03:40 UTC - 0 likes

    So what's the highest CraftBukkit the plugin can work with? I just upgraded my server from MC 1.6.4 so I'm having issues.

    Last edited Aug 18, 2014 by Caviar_Bob
  • Avatar of TheLordAndrew TheLordAndrew Aug 16, 2014 at 01:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Players cannot drown, their air just gets refilled. Any idea why?

  • Avatar of Blugga Blugga Aug 12, 2014 at 20:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @ph1823 Voici un commentaire qui prouve toute l'arrogance d'un français. Tout d'abord, tant que la 1.8 est pas encore sortie, tu n'a pas besoin d'update supportant les UUID. Deuxièmement, avant de demander un update comme si le développeur était ton chien, intéresse toi un peu au commentaire et tu verra qu'un update sortira bientôt en dev build. . .

    Sur ce, ciao et passe une bonne soirée.

  • Avatar of ph1823 ph1823 Aug 11, 2014 at 14:48 UTC - 0 likes

    The plugin Update PLease?

    BFAK:90912691,bfbb4853320bb6e7ed35c7452b0384a82ed370ea852fc03797f686cfcd3b0c31 [Fondateur]ph1823[Skyford] || [WebMaster] ph1823 [BlackSword]

  • Avatar of xX1yeahXx xX1yeahXx Aug 11, 2014 at 11:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, I downloaded the source file, because I want to change the messages. In which folder I find the messages java file? My program is eclise. Thanks 1yeah

  • Avatar of sk89q sk89q Aug 10, 2014 at 19:58 UTC - 1 like

    If you have questions, please ask on

    Also, the next major version of WorldGuard will be landing soon with several new features (including UUID support), but there will be some breaking changes. Please see and comment on

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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