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 Blugga Blugga Aug 01, 2014 at 09:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @madtomic: ->

    I see WorldGuard 5.9 in the logs. [23:35:52 WARN]: You need to update your database to the latest version. Please see region_storage_update_20110325.sql [23:35:52 WARN Are you using Mysql for worldguard?

    Last edited Aug 01, 2014 by Blugga
  • Avatar of madtomic madtomic Aug 01, 2014 at 03:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @madtomic: Go

    I'm using worldedit 5.6 and worldguard 5.6 with cb1.7.2-r0.3.

    i get the following errors.

    [23:35:52 INFO]: [WorldGuard] Enabling WorldGuard v5.9 [23:35:52 INFO]: [WorldGuard] (Laveidem) TNT ignition is PERMITTED. [23:35:52 INFO]: [WorldGuard] (Laveidem) Lighters are PERMITTED. [23:35:52 INFO]: [WorldGuard] (Laveidem) Lava fire is blocked. [23:35:52 INFO]: [WorldGuard] (Laveidem) Fire spread is UNRESTRICTED. [23:35:52 INFO]: [WorldGuard] Loaded configuration for world 'Laveidem' [23:35:52 WARN]: You need to update your database to the latest version. Please see region_storage_update_20110325.sql [23:35:52 WARN]: at se.<init>( [23:35:52 WARN]: at reate( [23:35:52 WARN]: at oad( [23:35:52 WARN]: at reload( [23:35:52 WARN]: at com.sk89q.worldguard.bukkit.WorldGuardPlugin.onEnable ( [23:35:52 WARN]: at [23:35:52 WARN]: at [23:35:52 WARN]: at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(Si [23:35:52 WARN]: at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.CraftServer.loadPlugin ( [23:35:52 WARN]: at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.CraftServer.enablePlug ins( [23:35:52 WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.m(Minecr [23:35:52 WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.g(Minecr [23:35:52 WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.a(Minecr [23:35:52 WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.DedicatedServer.init(Ded [23:35:52 WARN]: at [23:35:52 WARN]: at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.ThreadServerApplication. run(SourceFile:617)

  • Avatar of Blugga Blugga Jul 31, 2014 at 20:22 UTC - 0 likes

    5.9 for 1.7.4 is good.

  • Avatar of Abelsonz12 Abelsonz12 Jul 31, 2014 at 19:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a World Guard download for 1.7.2? Or is there already a download that will still work for World Guard?

    Last edited Jul 31, 2014 by Abelsonz12
  • Avatar of theEffix theEffix Jul 31, 2014 at 19:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey! Is there a way to allow a moderator group to set fire with flint and steel? I searched for a permissions but couldn't find one.. Sorry for bad english :/

    An answer would be nice :)

    thanks Effix

  • Avatar of NathanCraftzzzz NathanCraftzzzz Jul 30, 2014 at 08:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I was wondering on how to increase claim blocks. I want my players to have unlimited claim blocks for their builds and regions.

  • Avatar of maxlehot1234 maxlehot1234 Jul 30, 2014 at 06:00 UTC - 0 likes

    same problem, plugin doesnt want to start after restart, why this happen now?????

  • Avatar of Aurorionx Aurorionx Jul 29, 2014 at 23:45 UTC - 1 like

    sins a few hours the plugin cant be loaded after a restart,

  • Avatar of Blugga Blugga Jul 27, 2014 at 16:55 UTC - 0 likes

    5.8 or 5.9 should be ok madtomic

  • Avatar of CraftYourWay CraftYourWay Jul 27, 2014 at 14:03 UTC - 0 likes

    when i create a region when no other players can enter the zone, just the owners then they cant but when they have like a horse or a pig they can enter without problems, how do i fix this

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