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!

SK's Minecraft Server

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  • Avatar of nejcneo nejcneo Mar 24, 2013 at 11:36 UTC - 0 likes

    When you create Game-mode Creative region. You can go outside of region with commands / Compass and Creative will still stay. (That way players can give them self diamond block on my server)

  • Avatar of matt690157 matt690157 Mar 23, 2013 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @soyrandom1: Go

    Try copying/pasteing the console code into then linking in in your post. Noone will be able to help you unless you provide more information then just saying it is making spam in console.

    @Julian90090: Go

    What version of world guard are you running?

  • Avatar of Julian90090 Julian90090 Mar 23, 2013 at 18:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I am getting this error spammed in the console. The plugin appears to work fine, but the console spam is kinda annoying...

    11:44:28 [SEVERE] Could not pass event EntityDamageByEntityEvent to WorldGuard v813-f67ad64
    at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_5_R2.event.CraftEventFactory.callEvent(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_5_R2.event.CraftEventFactory.callEntityDamageEvent(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_5_R2.event.CraftEventFactory.handleEntityDamageEvent(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.EntityLiving.damageEntity(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.EntityHuman.damageEntity(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.EntityPlayer.damageEntity(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.EntityHuman.attack(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.PlayerConnection.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.Packet7UseEntity.handle(SourceFile:36)
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.NetworkManager.b(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.PlayerConnection.d(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.ServerConnection.b(SourceFile:35)
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.DedicatedServerConnection.b(SourceFile:30)
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.MinecraftServer.r(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.DedicatedServer.r(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_5_R2.MinecraftServer.q(
    Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/bukkit/entity/MinecartTNT
    at com.sk89q.worldguard.bukkit.WorldGuardEntityListener.onEntityDamageByEntity(
    at com.sk89q.worldguard.bukkit.WorldGuardEntityListener.onEntityDamage(
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor218.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    ... 21 more

    WORLDCRAFT Survival Minecraft/Tekkit Server

  • Avatar of soyrandom1 soyrandom1 Mar 23, 2013 at 18:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, the plugin is making spam on console, how i can fix it?

  • Avatar of matt690157 matt690157 Mar 23, 2013 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes


    /region flag {region_name} chest-access allow

    Last edited Mar 23, 2013 by matt690157
  • Avatar of MACKIELIKESPIE MACKIELIKESPIE Mar 23, 2013 at 17:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to make it so players can access inventories in a protected region but not destroy it? (i.e furnace)

  • Avatar of matt690157 matt690157 Mar 23, 2013 at 17:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jeruhmi: Go

    Go to v5.7.3 from what I understand on the issue tracker it was fixed in this version.

  • Avatar of Jeruhmi Jeruhmi Mar 23, 2013 at 17:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I keep getting the "Could not pass event EntityDamageByEntityEvent to WorldGuard v5.7.2 org.bukkit.event.EventException" error, and it's lagging my server. Any suggestions?

  • Avatar of matt690157 matt690157 Mar 23, 2013 at 17:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @mjwitz10: Go

    Last time I checked there is another plugin that hooks into world guard to do just that. Not sure if its still around or its status but Im sure you could google it to find out.

  • Avatar of mjwitz10 mjwitz10 Mar 23, 2013 at 16:43 UTC - 0 likes

    There should be a flag that will make it so that a players fly will be enabled or disabled in a region but not creative


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