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 Felix_The_Ghost Felix_The_Ghost Jun 28, 2013 at 03:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this plugin protect against players extinguishing netherrack fires in protected regions?

  • Avatar of MinecraftGamex555 MinecraftGamex555 Jun 27, 2013 at 09:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't configure Snapshots this is my config:

    snapshots: directory: /minebackup/Arena

    My backup (Arena) is in the folder "Arena" but it would say: "No avaliable snapshots for this world" Please help! :((

  • Avatar of WhimsicalWalrus WhimsicalWalrus Jun 27, 2013 at 06:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, was wondering if you could add an option to deny/block stoplag in a certain world? When stoplag is used in a creative world, I do not want it to effect the survival world. Thanks.

  • Avatar of wes228 wes228 Jun 26, 2013 at 04:07 UTC - 0 likes

    You should add a no pick up or no drop flag!

  • Avatar of Darkllama23 Darkllama23 Jun 26, 2013 at 01:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you please add color codes to the farewell and greeting flags for regions?

  • Avatar of MrLooting MrLooting Jun 25, 2013 at 06:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @Hutchmaster99: Go It's a temporary global toggle that will be disabled on a server restart.

    @john561213: Go You can use region flags:

    @todo94: Go Not sure if this is the correct permission but did you try the 'worldguard.halt-activity' permission? or try blocking the command with essentials?

    @Skatedog27: Go Are lava buckets in your blacklist? If you have EssentialsProtect installed, it will block lava buckets by default.

    Last edited Jun 25, 2013 by MrLooting
  • Avatar of Hutchmaster99 Hutchmaster99 Jun 25, 2013 at 05:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Someone on my server did /stoplag. Now lava and water aren't flowing. How do I get them flowing again?

  • Avatar of john561213 john561213 Jun 24, 2013 at 22:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to turn off tnt, fire, lava spread, creeper explosions, etc. in just a region and not the whole world?

  • Avatar of baemboo baemboo Jun 24, 2013 at 16:20 UTC - 0 likes

    is it possiple to remove these "you are in a no-pvp area" messages

    Last edited Jun 24, 2013 by baemboo


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