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 MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 20, 2014 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheExcel: Go

    If /wg reload doesn't work then why would they put it in there? Are the developers that dumb?

    Hmmm, lets just add a command to the plugin that will break it...Not very good for business I think.

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  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 20, 2014 at 01:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @TarikBerk: Go

    That's why I'm waiting for everything to catch up... :)

  • Avatar of TarikBerk TarikBerk Apr 19, 2014 at 18:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Players can destroy item frames in protected regions on a 1.7.9 server.

  • Avatar of Lobomite Lobomite Apr 19, 2014 at 15:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, for some reason im unable to get enderpearl flag working. Players can use enderpearls from outside to region and even inside the region. No errors in console and im 100% sure i've done it right. Any way to fix this?

  • Avatar of Rosain Rosain Apr 19, 2014 at 12:09 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of TheExcel TheExcel Apr 19, 2014 at 04:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Power to the people for the power of the people.

  • Avatar of TheExcel TheExcel Apr 19, 2014 at 04:16 UTC - 1 like

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    Give your permissions groups "group.<group name>" and then when using the commands like /rg addmember <player> just type /rg addmember g:<group name>.

  • Avatar of TheExcel TheExcel Apr 19, 2014 at 04:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheKitsch: Go

    That's valid output for that command.

    Edit: Also don't use /reload, ever, it's just a bad command, breaks many plugins.

    Last edited Apr 19, 2014 by TheExcel
  • Avatar of KingOfHunting KingOfHunting Apr 19, 2014 at 02:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Changing the messages?

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Apr 18, 2014 at 18:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheKitsch: Go

    In your pic it showed you just typing /wg without anything else...
    add something to /wg like /wg reload or whatever command you want to run.

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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