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!

SK's Minecraft Server

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  • Avatar of SallyPirate SallyPirate May 20, 2015 at 10:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @arinerron: Go

    Does /wg debug testbreak [playername] say anything?

  • Avatar of Hawnu Hawnu May 18, 2015 at 13:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Spawning of eggs (Mobs) not work on WG 6............

  • Avatar of xJdubx xJdubx May 18, 2015 at 00:25 UTC - 0 likes

    what is the permission to build cause i want builder to be able to build.

  • Avatar of arinerron arinerron May 15, 2015 at 23:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Just so you know, we tracked it down to this plugin, whenever someone digs a block in a protected area on our server (, it crashes it. We are trying to fix it! :(

    - Arinerron, Plugin Developer ZBDHf19126e1f0523c58f4d2f3ec2e5b8f8d

  • Avatar of pielord17 pielord17 May 14, 2015 at 18:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @noammiz007: Go

    I think you can just flag global with deny-message

  • Avatar of SuperSnake96 SuperSnake96 May 14, 2015 at 14:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi i have a little farm protected and set build, block-break,placing, item-drop and pickup to allow but when i break a potato nothing drops pls help!!

    Last edited May 14, 2015 by SuperSnake96
  • Avatar of TheGamesHawk2001 TheGamesHawk2001 May 09, 2015 at 15:49 UTC - 0 likes




    Make a spigot page. Then maybe sell a Premium resource with custom messages and a few more flags e.g. autofly e.t.c


  • Avatar of noammiz007 noammiz007 May 08, 2015 at 09:21 UTC - 0 likes

    How to do the message of the Hey, Sorry but you can't break that block. ?

  • Avatar of ratg97 ratg97 May 07, 2015 at 12:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Why cant i custom messages ? I need messages in spanish

  • Avatar of laacis2 laacis2 May 04, 2015 at 19:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! i have a region from 1.7 in which i have set flag chest-access and use to deny. with old wg it allowed owner of the region to open chests and use things. Now it does not. Is there anything specific i have to set or is it a bug?


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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Jan 21, 2015
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