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 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?

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 20, 2014 at 11:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @pepper82: Go

    322:1 is the id of the God Apple

  • Avatar of pepper82 pepper82 Apr 20, 2014 at 08:20 UTC - 0 likes

    How can I blacklist enchanted golden apples but not golden apples?

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 20, 2014 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheExcel: Go

    If /wg reload doesn't work then why would they put it in there? Are the developers that dumb?

    Hmmm, lets just add a command to the plugin that will break it...Not very good for business I think.

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 20, 2014 at 01:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @TarikBerk: Go

    That's why I'm waiting for everything to catch up... :)

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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