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 JugadorON JugadorON Mar 05, 2015 at 10:22 UTC - 0 likes

    WorldGuard 6.0 Beta 3 (MC 1.7.10 and 1.8)

    I use this version.


    Help - Error:

    Error piston, i put build deny and do not let me use pistons.

    I need build deny and i need to use pistons too.


    Please, repair version for 1.7.9

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Mar 02, 2015 at 02:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @zferrell: Go

    Wow, Do you read any previous posts?...Please report this I don't have the time. They ignore this forum.

    MC Client WebPage

  • Avatar of zferrell zferrell Mar 01, 2015 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ardawen: Go

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has found this problem!

  • Avatar of Ardawen Ardawen Mar 01, 2015 at 17:53 UTC - 0 likes

    I was just about to post the same issue as zferrell :P

    (screenshot (adding it to the post did not work)

    Last edited Mar 01, 2015 by Ardawen
  • Avatar of zferrell zferrell Mar 01, 2015 at 17:22 UTC - 1 like

    I'm pretty sure I just found a huge bug with Worldguard. I have creeper-explosion and other-explosion set to "Deny". My friend spawned in a creeper, it exploded, and still blew up blocks. I did some testing, and found out that when I spawn a creeper in and light it myself, it doesn't blow up anything, but if I spawn in a creeper and put someone or myself into survival mode, and the creeper targets me and then blows up, it does damage. I don't know if this is happening to anyone else, but if anyone sees this, try testing it on your server and see what happens. I don't know what is causing it and I don't know how to fix it. I'm assuming it has to be a bug with Worldguard.

  • Avatar of lilacorn lilacorn Feb 28, 2015 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Cjorange: Go

    /rg flag nameofregion use allow

  • Avatar of Cjorange Cjorange Feb 28, 2015 at 20:33 UTC - 0 likes

    In a worldguarded region how do I allow players to step on pressure plates..

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Feb 28, 2015 at 11:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @SimbaZockt: Go

    I can edit the code for you, but its not that hard to fork the source, edit the code, and rebuild the Jar...Let me know.

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Feb 28, 2015 at 11:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Leviathanss: Go

    I thought interact and use flags fix this? I have redstone switches in my hub and afaik they work and people can't build.

    Last edited Feb 28, 2015 by MCTylerPVP
  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Feb 27, 2015 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Razoul_05: Go

    I reported this too on here awhile ago (Creepers Destroying Blocks even with Creeper-Explosion: Deny, Other-explosion:Deny flags set)...Guess this forum is ignored but I would assume someone reported this on their "official" confusing reporting system. Let me know please.

    Last edited Feb 27, 2015 by MCTylerPVP


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