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 Jojodmo2010 Jojodmo2010 Jul 01, 2013 at 23:24 UTC - 0 likes

    For some reason blocking /kit won't work, I'm also blocking commands such as /ma in the same region, and it's blocked, but blocking /kit won't work. Any ideas? Thanks! The command I'm using is /region flag kitpvp7 blocked-cmds kit, fly, ma, mobarena, sethome, warp


  • Avatar of Maximvdw Maximvdw Jul 01, 2013 at 21:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Si7VdeR: Go

    1) Well it can not be clientside lagg. So one of the first things you should check is what your lagg issue is on the serverside
    Clientside lagg could get a player over a fence, but it would send the player back to the previous location. not really a fix for this,

    2) Teleporting a player 0,5 blocks down does not seem like the best option. As this would be done for EVERY blockpace event. And it wont change the fact that the server takes too long before it knows that it needs to cancel that event

    I think you should look into why your server laggs, then look for a possible fix.

    Last edited Jul 01, 2013 by Maximvdw
  • Avatar of jacklink01 jacklink01 Jun 30, 2013 at 19:27 UTC - 1 like

    The implementation of color codes in the region greetings is very poor. The codes are wrong and not all of them work. To use the real minecraft color codes the following function should be called on the greeting and farewell strings....

    ChatColor.translateAlternateColorCodes('&', string)


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  • Avatar of iArMineCraft iArMineCraft Jun 30, 2013 at 18:06 UTC - 0 likes

    there is a gilitch in WorldGuard 5.7.5

    when i add flag entry deny the members can access the region and i add flag blocked-cmds and the commands not blocked can you fix that ?

    thanks ..

  • Avatar of BaptizedByFire BaptizedByFire Jun 30, 2013 at 18:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Would love to join the IRC but for some reason i am banned not sure why or when i was banned since i dont remember ever entering the channel


  • Avatar of iArMineCraft iArMineCraft Jun 30, 2013 at 15:57 UTC - 0 likes

    there is a gilitch in WorldGuard 5.7.5

    when i add flag entry deny the members can access the region can you fix that ?

    thanks ..

  • Avatar of Si7VdeR Si7VdeR Jun 30, 2013 at 14:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I am having a problem a lot of hosts have:

    When in an area where players can't build they can put down blocks and jump on them. With server lagg or their own lagg they are able to jump over any walls.

    I saw a server where they had fixed this. When a player puts down a block they get teleported down half a block but I can't seem to find this solution on any plugin or post.

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem because many players use this bug to jump on or over any wall they shouldn't. I can't go make regions around the wall because I have too many cities and walls.

    Would be great if a solution were to be implanted for 1.6 but maybe you know other solutions ?

  • Avatar of MrLooting MrLooting Jun 30, 2013 at 04:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Flaming3mbers: Go

    You created a region still. You protected that area and set a flag to let no one leave.. Try setting the build flag to allow every to build or use a worldborder plugin.

    @Davisdragon: Go

    @mrjunk: Go They should still have the item, the client thinks that the placed the block and removed it from their inventory, It should come back upon a relog or keeping that empty inventory spot selected and trying to place the block again.

    @MajesticImperial: Go

    @Stuartie_h_94: Go Did you give your groups the 'group.<group-name>' permissions and set your flags correctly? I can help you with setting this up on either yours or my server(as a demo) If interested send PM.

    @zw98: Go Loading correctly for me on Bukkit Build #2788 and WorldGuard Version 5.75

    Last edited Jun 30, 2013 by MrLooting
  • Avatar of zw98 zw98 Jun 29, 2013 at 23:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Ah! wrong webpage!

    Last edited Jun 29, 2013 by zw98
  • Avatar of zw98 zw98 Jun 29, 2013 at 23:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever I start my server, it says that it could not load Worldguard.jar
    How do I fix that?


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