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 dotapurex1 dotapurex1 Apr 01, 2013 at 08:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you please make it so that even with creep-explosion allow, when creepers explode in this region it still damages them?

  • Avatar of Kaketoe Kaketoe Mar 31, 2013 at 23:58 UTC - 0 likes


    what do i have to type in the consol if i want to add someone to a region? ingame /rg addmember (region) (name) works but not in the consol

  • Avatar of itotallyrock itotallyrock Mar 31, 2013 at 23:48 UTC - 0 likes
    I am slightly confused on how to setup a region that only a certain group can enter. Could anyone list me the commands to do to create a setup so anyone who is the rank i want or higher can enter the area? (I use groupmanager.)
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  • Avatar of diskman2000 diskman2000 Mar 31, 2013 at 20:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @RealityIntern: Go

    Doesn't seem to work at all.. Here is my config.yml from WorldGuard. Running PermissionxBukkit, Bukkit 1.5.1#2721 and WorldGuard 5.7.3.

    I have these levels working in my PermissionsBukkit/config.yml and my chat tags work fine so THAT picks up the levels.

    (My current config.yml for WG. ONLY the default: 6 seems to work. Even for "regular" users and "donate".) Ideas anyone??


    use-scheduler: true

    use-creature-spawn-event: true


    use: false

    dsn: jdbc:mysql://localhost/worldguard

    username: blah

    password: blah

    enable: true

    invincibility-removes-mobs: false

    high-frequency-flags: false

    wand: 280

    max-claim-volume: 100000

    claim-only-inside-existing-regions: false


    default: 6

    regular: 12

    donate: 15

    moderator: 30

  • Avatar of Seba0711 Seba0711 Mar 31, 2013 at 13:00 UTC - 0 likes

    is there a way to block water puting away rails?

  • Avatar of RealityIntern RealityIntern Mar 31, 2013 at 09:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @diskman2000: Go

            default: 5
            regulars: 10
            donators: 20

    @gamemoe: Go You can't set the property of a block separately from the texture of the block. Everything would look like bedrock, which would be silly. The best you can do is set people to adventure mode so it doesn't look like you're breaking most blocks.


  • Avatar of gamemoe gamemoe Mar 31, 2013 at 06:36 UTC - 0 likes

    I want to know is it possible to develop a plug-in that changes the property protected blocks to the property badrock, to the client application is not allowed to break the blocks.

    There are plugins that allow you to substitute blocks, so the player could not find the resources as anti-xray. It may be possible to do the same with the properties.

    Last edited Mar 31, 2013 by gamemoe
  • Avatar of diskman2000 diskman2000 Mar 30, 2013 at 22:33 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I setup certain groups to have amounts of /region claim s?

    Like new players get 5 region claims.. Regulars get 10, donators get 20?

  • Avatar of gamemoe gamemoe Mar 30, 2013 at 09:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Item frame not protected, and custom flag not restore from region.yml

  • Avatar of diskman2000 diskman2000 Mar 29, 2013 at 23:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, I have creepers set to explode so players MUST use worldguard.. Gotta mix it up a bit. :)

    When they issue /region f REGION creeper-explosion deny it DOES make the region creeper-proof but also the PLAYER wont take damage from creepers either..

    HELP!! Players are making creeper grinders.

    If there is NO flags set, creepers make holes and kill players as normal..


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