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 xXRoboJackXx xXRoboJackXx Apr 20, 2015 at 12:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @kie707: Go

    The way to change it is to change it in the java file itself I think. I found it there. However this maybe just too complicated to do I don't know haven't tried. :)


  • Avatar of xXRoboJackXx xXRoboJackXx Apr 18, 2015 at 18:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ako17: Go

    Ah yes I figured this out after a while of logical thinking aha. But thanks for responding to me :)

  • Avatar of Ako17 Ako17 Apr 17, 2015 at 03:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @xXRoboJackXx: Go

    I'm not 100% sure when, but not too long ago worldguard logically switched over to minecraft's colour codes. This might break some greetings and farewells, but it's a lot easier overall to use the same system the game does.

    You can google the colour codes, plenty of info on them :)

  • Avatar of agentwolf44 agentwolf44 Apr 13, 2015 at 00:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Does anyone know how I can still let pistons move blocks while players cant build?

    Last edited Apr 13, 2015 by agentwolf44
  • Avatar of kie707 kie707 Apr 12, 2015 at 12:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Im making a server and i hate having Hey! Sorry, but you can't break that block here. or Hey! Sorry, but you can't use that here.

    Is there a way to remove it or change it?

  • Avatar of xXRoboJackXx xXRoboJackXx Apr 11, 2015 at 18:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey I'm having trouble with the greeting and farewell flag. More specifically the colours you can use for these flags. For example when I enter into the configuration: I get this in game:

    However this set-up used to work in a previous version of world guard. I get no error so I can not tell if it is something I have done wrong. That is all thanks :)

  • Avatar of B4NNYO B4NNYO Apr 11, 2015 at 18:03 UTC - 0 likes


    I got it in my server but with ProtectionStones it does't work really... Where can I change the problem that Lava or drowning in water and fall damage for animals does damage... When I placed a protectionstone it doesn't damage the anminal... Not with lava or drowning or whatever... On some servers I played it does damage to the animals... But I can not find that in the Config to change that! I feel really stupid while im posting this comment.. Because I could not found any site where someone had the same problem.. I think im just stupid or something... :p I hope that someone can help me with this problem!

    Best Regards!

  • Avatar of BananaGamess BananaGamess Apr 11, 2015 at 02:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I seem to be having issues with the "Entry" flag, I've set it so that you can fall into another mine through a tunnel there is a hole you can fall through, I've set this hole so only certain groups can go in it, but if they are not in the right group and they go in the hole, they are denied to go through, but, the thing is, if they jump into this hole, they are stuck, WorldGuard will try take that guy out, but only teleports above where it is. So then it'll make an endless loop of going in the mine teleporting out then in, Once you're in this situration, you can't do "/" neither "T" and the only way to get yourself out of this, is going tnto the console and Teleporting you somewhere else, you should fix this problem. Here is some proof.


  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 10, 2015 at 09:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @UlnairServer: Go

    B: WorldGuard 6.0 Beta 5 for 1.8.1 Jan 21, 2015

    MC Client WebPage

  • Avatar of UlnairServer UlnairServer Apr 07, 2015 at 07:37 UTC - 0 likes

    WorldGuard is having issues in our 1.8.1 Server.

    When was the last time this plugin was updated? Is it abandoned?


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Jan 21, 2015
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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