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 xiamix xiamix Jun 02, 2013 at 18:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add an Region-Chat-Channel and a Drop-Despawn flag?

  • Avatar of craftovski craftovski Jun 02, 2013 at 15:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @alaskascooter: Go

    You dont do build deny flag, that is by default every region, just select region, /region claim name , /region addowner name player

  • Avatar of alaskascooter alaskascooter Jun 02, 2013 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I've come a problem where I set a region, add the owner, then set the build to deny. When I do that, even the owner can no longer build or open chests.

    I'd like to set properties where only the owner can build or open chests on that property. Am I doing this wrong?

    //expand vert
    /region define <region name>
    /region addowner <region name> <playername>
    /region flag <region name> build deny

    Any advice?


  • Avatar of carbine781 carbine781 Jun 01, 2013 at 02:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @mage1d: Go

    Use multiverse and multiverse portals for that.


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  • Avatar of mage1d mage1d May 31, 2013 at 21:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a flag/command for when a player falls into a region he will get tped back to spawn or a set postion?

  • Avatar of xiamix xiamix May 31, 2013 at 19:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, is there a way to use worldguard and/or mchat suite to set per region chats ?

  • Avatar of deleted_10963394 deleted_10963394 May 31, 2013 at 18:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay, so when I type "/region flag [region] greeting &dWelcome!" It doesn't have the color on it, it just says &dWelcome! in white. But &b works. Anyway to fix the color codes?

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  • Avatar of baksovic baksovic May 31, 2013 at 16:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @ha11oga11o: Go


  • Avatar of midnightfang22 midnightfang22 May 31, 2013 at 02:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to re-enable the entity damage to the "other-explosion" flag?

  • Avatar of RogueTech RogueTech May 30, 2013 at 23:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @ha11oga11o: Go

    It's not a node or a permission im pretty sure it's an error or a bug i'm having the same problem and I checked everything.


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Aug 25, 2011
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