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 gamingmind99 gamingmind99 Jul 04, 2015 at 11:42 UTC - 0 likes

    == HELP ME == I have been using this plugin for a long time and it has been working flawlessly. I suddenly have a problem on my server. people cannot open doors or push buttons. They can't kill things either no matter what i flag. here are my current flags

    • passthrough allow
    • build deny
    • pvp deny
    • tnt deny
    • lighter deny
    • use allow
    • interact allow
    • damage-animals allow
    • mob-damage allow

    I already checked out everything with my permissions plugin and now I know it's worldguard

    Feel free to come on my server in attempts to fix it ip is but it is not 24/7 so if it says you can't connect its probably becuase im busy

    Last edited Jul 04, 2015 by gamingmind99: forgot something
  • Avatar of oopsallberries oopsallberries Jul 01, 2015 at 05:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I've been enjoying this plugin a lot but have come across a problem. My server uses WorldGuard as well as Balkon's Weapons mod for muskets. For some reason the musket balls go right through entities and won't damage them in the global region. If I make a new region then they work fine. I've looked through all the flags and couldn't find any thing about projectiles. All other regions are fine, but for some reason in global muskets won't work. Is there anything I can do to enable projectile damage in all this region? Thanks.

  • Avatar of f6yhg55h f6yhg55h Jun 28, 2015 at 09:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Bug pvp flag if you put pvp none private chat participants can fight in the region while others do not

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Jun 26, 2015 at 07:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @fr233: Go

    Is there another liquid besides lava and water? It has that.

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  • Avatar of Whyhitme Whyhitme Jun 23, 2015 at 10:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for update

  • Avatar of MasterMithrandir MasterMithrandir Jun 22, 2015 at 11:35 UTC - 0 likes

    "Fixed piston blocking not working due to a bug in Spigot."

    Well... pistons in some areas are getting blocked without any "pistons" flag being applied. Can I get any hints on why this is happening?

    I was also getting damage to animals blocked in a whole world without having any flags for it set. I fixed this by allowing the flag, which seems to default in blocking animal damage on that specific world. (Is this some animal abuse claim?)

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  • Avatar of fr233 fr233 Jun 21, 2015 at 13:16 UTC - 0 likes

    please add block liquid flow

  • Avatar of ergenta ergenta Jun 18, 2015 at 22:30 UTC - 0 likes

    So I figured out how to make the command blocks work. It was /region flag <name> use allow.

    But now pistons don't work in regions. How do I make it so regions work now?

  • Avatar of ergenta ergenta Jun 18, 2015 at 05:06 UTC - 0 likes

    How do you allow people to use command blocks? Ever since 6 came out this problem came up? I use them to teleport around my market.

    Whats the flag for it? it's not in the config

    I tried your forums like you advised us to do, but i got this: "You have insufficient privileges to post here."

    no default player can use any command blocks in any region claimed by world guard. how do I fix this?

    Last edited Jun 18, 2015 by ergenta
  • Avatar of disciple218 disciple218 Jun 16, 2015 at 21:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Trying to milk cows in a region, and it's saying "Hey! Sorry, but you can't break that block here." Is there a specific flag to set for this without giving build permission?


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Aug 25, 2011
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