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 danb123 danb123 Apr 20, 2013 at 18:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I Black listed TNT and all mob eggs but members can still use tnt and blow it up help

    Blacklist.txt -

  • Avatar of feeg1 feeg1 Apr 20, 2013 at 18:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to kill someone on entering a region?

  • Avatar of IamMcDylan IamMcDylan Apr 19, 2013 at 22:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zutiiq: Go

    Are there multiple regions in that area?

  • Avatar of Shores2510 Shores2510 Apr 19, 2013 at 21:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi! When I set the flag "monster-spawning" to "deny" in a region, (and yes i did type the command in correctly) monsters still keep spawning in the region! Why is it doing this?

  • Avatar of lalo5 lalo5 Apr 19, 2013 at 16:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi! Can you maybe make a command, to add an permission to a region?

    for example /rg addperm [regionname] [permission]

  • Avatar of kotxde1 kotxde1 Apr 18, 2013 at 18:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi! I've some problems with the torches, the redstone torch, signs, buttons, doors... The problem is that these things are not protected. How can I fix this error? Thanks!

  • Avatar of Zutiiq Zutiiq Apr 18, 2013 at 03:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @LaughNgamez: Go

    I'm having the same problem, but for me..mobs can spawn but i denied it, they can cause damage, but i denied it, and creepers can explode but i denied it.

  • Avatar of LaughNgamez LaughNgamez Apr 17, 2013 at 23:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Tnt minecarts bypass the tnt deny flag

  • Avatar of Zutiiq Zutiiq Apr 17, 2013 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok so I'm trying to run a mod that seems to be wanting worldguard even though the author made it optional to have worldguard. So I put the worldguard.jar in the plugins folder in bukkit, but i first removed the mod that wants to use it THEN put the worldguard.jar in. but when I started the server I got this guard error

  • Avatar of jellehen jellehen Apr 16, 2013 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    When item-durability: false

    tools will disapsear after block destroy in survival

    This server is running CraftBukkit version git-Bukkit-1.5.1-R0.1-21-g49b0699-b2754jnks (MC: 1.5.1) (Implementing API version 1.5.1-R0.2)

    WorldGuard v5.7.3

    i have set item-durability: true now i keep my pickaxe when i break a block in survival


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Aug 25, 2011
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