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 Meng511 Meng511 Apr 27, 2013 at 14:17 UTC - 0 likes

    How can I let players be able to break snow blocks in my region? (my poor English :(

  • Avatar of Cainiiz Cainiiz Apr 26, 2013 at 20:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I have created a tutorial on how to protect your region/area so that others cannot break that area you protected.

  • Avatar of joehot200 joehot200 Apr 26, 2013 at 17:35 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 1446458>>

    take off perms for your admins to open chests in worldguard areas..

    Pretty much left bukkit :( sorry guys.
    If anyone wants to take over any of my plugins, tell me.

  • Avatar of xStarJorn xStarJorn Apr 26, 2013 at 14:42 UTC - 0 likes


    My problem: I want to block ADMINS from going into ANY chest. What i used:

    /region flag global chest-acces deny

    it DOESNT work.........

    When i try to add region everyone except admin to the global region like so: /region addmember global g:builder It blocks the chests for the admins, but it also blocks BUILDING.

    please, please, if you know how to fix this or have a plugin to block global chest-acces for a group, pm me!

  • Avatar of manuelgu manuelgu Apr 25, 2013 at 16:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, there is a possibility the format of "greeting" and "farewell" transform change? So this is no longer the two asterisks appear in blue but I can enter it in the game itself then? Greetings


  • Avatar of LegalPot LegalPot Apr 25, 2013 at 00:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I've been looking around for a way to block a particular command from the region, but could not find one. What I am trying to do is block Townys /t out of a region, but /region flag name blocked-cmds t happens to block /tpa as well... How do I only block /t out of there without affecting /tpa or other commands that simply happen to start with a "t"?

  • Avatar of Davisdragon Davisdragon Apr 24, 2013 at 01:31 UTC - 0 likes

    guys is there anyway to make a region able to be broken in spawn protection using this plugin because i am trying to make a spleef arena and its not work with other things like what do you type if you can to make a region able to be broken only by certian ranks or players

  • Avatar of Mowstyl Mowstyl Apr 23, 2013 at 15:23 UTC - 0 likes

    How can i protect a great region using the construct flag, but not protect small areas inside that region? I've tried changing priority of that small regions but stills uses the construct flag of the bigger region. Thanks!

    LMT Minecraft Server LMT Gametracker

  • Avatar of Habstyle Habstyle Apr 23, 2013 at 15:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi sk89q can u please add the flag fall-damage?

    example: /region flag spawn fall-damage deny?

  • Avatar of FateMC FateMC Apr 23, 2013 at 04:54 UTC - 0 likes


    If anyone could help out Panda and I on the lag issue, it'd be great. It doesn't cause much of a difference, but I'm sure at this rate we'd collapse at 80-90 players. Which is actually where I'm aiming at currently, as we usually hit up to 65 atm.


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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