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.


Check out my Minecraft server!

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  • Avatar of YepImRobbie YepImRobbie May 03, 2015 at 09:20 UTC - 0 likes

    It has been long requested we get a message property file, will this ever happen, if not, why? The you don't have permission for this area message is un-necessary.

  • Avatar of boat555 boat555 May 03, 2015 at 04:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Ummm.... i have been having a problem with the /addowner command / region flag command... when i set one person to be able to things in a certain area they are not able to build or do anything... there is no over-lapping regions... i have specifically lay'ed them out so that they are not over each other.... please respond immediately to try to help me with this problem... i need an answer soon! D:

  • Avatar of 0ct0ber 0ct0ber May 02, 2015 at 21:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm getting a bug... tnt protection isn't working

  • Avatar of AleNova15551 AleNova15551 May 01, 2015 at 15:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this error how i can fix it ?

  • Avatar of CraftBang CraftBang Apr 30, 2015 at 20:57 UTC - 0 likes

    How to disable only redstone propagation (if you do /stoplag redstone stops working, but also waterflow etc) Any way only to disable the redstone?

  • Avatar of aviationcomputer aviationcomputer Apr 25, 2015 at 04:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @quicksc0p0: Go

    Set the pvp arenas priority to above the spawn regions by doing ./rg setpriority (region name) (priority) with out the brackets. if you don't know what priority to use set the pvp arena to 100 and dont set spawn to any priority.

  • Avatar of quicksc0p0 quicksc0p0 Apr 23, 2015 at 17:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Guys, please.. an answer:

    I have created and set a region on spawn... pvp disabled, xp drops disabled, mob-dmg disabled etc., but I created inside this region a PvP Arena and.. cannot do damage to the enemy. I tried to create INSIDE its region, pvp - allow BUT that didn't work. So, anything I can do? Spent like 1 hour to create that arena, it's a big one.

  • 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 :)


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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