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 Harry4of4 Harry4of4 May 26, 2013 at 06:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this error on startup.

  • Avatar of Poseidon5001 Poseidon5001 May 25, 2013 at 23:52 UTC - 0 likes

    ahem ahem,

    well see, since u updated ur plugin till 1.5.2, its not protecting "protected" regions


  • Avatar of EpicTrance EpicTrance May 25, 2013 at 14:48 UTC - 0 likes

    My leaves do not seem to be decay even if set to false on disable

  • Avatar of Pereqrine Pereqrine May 25, 2013 at 06:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I seem to be having trouble with plugin interference. I have a worldguard region with smaller ones inside it (For playershops) and the parent is set to each of them. But because it is all within a towny town, it deny's permission to anybody that isn't OP. Is there anyway to make worldguard override towny? If you can help it would be geratly appreciated!


  • Avatar of Storf01 Storf01 May 24, 2013 at 06:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @comniemeer: Go

    I too have been having this same problem. It's been driving me crazy for hours thinking i must not be typing it in the correct format... but i am, and it makes no sense at all why you can't have multitple allowed-cmds.. It must be a glitch.

    If anyone has any information on why this is happening please tell.

    Edit: Here's the line in the regions.yml: allowed-cmds: [/msg, /list] /msg is the only command that will work. Neither /list nor any other command that i continue to enter into the list will work. It just says "<command> is not allowed in this area".

    Last edited May 24, 2013 by Storf01
  • Avatar of merch01 merch01 May 23, 2013 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    My players are all getting the message "you are not permitted to leave this area", It is happen in all places of my server.

  • Avatar of avalexje avalexje May 23, 2013 at 16:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @laurenceleo: Go

    the flag calls denycommand

  • Avatar of laurenceleo laurenceleo May 23, 2013 at 06:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys, Sorry if this has been asked before but would it be possible to add a flag that disables a players flight when they enter an area? It would be super useful for pvp arenas, parkour areas etc.

    Regards, Laurenceleoo

  • Avatar of mewen25 mewen25 May 22, 2013 at 20:40 UTC - 0 likes

    plz can someone help me how does teleport flag work to when they enter area it teleports them to a place?

  • Avatar of Jojodmo2010 Jojodmo2010 May 22, 2013 at 03:14 UTC - 1 like

    My players are all getting the message "you are not permitted to leave this area", I never flaged exit: deny in ANY places in my server, and this started happening when I updated worldguard. Please help. I also checked all the region files, and changed all exit: deny to exit: allow, and it still happens.



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Aug 25, 2011
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