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 todo94 todo94 Jun 22, 2013 at 23:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi how can i remove command /stoplag i have essentials GroupManager. when they doing stoplag it remove all paintings and kill the animals. i dont find any permssion with stoplag

  • Avatar of Tritek Tritek Jun 22, 2013 at 12:09 UTC - 0 likes

    On Java 7 Update 25 Permissions not work.

  • Avatar of Tehsinz2399 Tehsinz2399 Jun 21, 2013 at 16:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @SeeJayEmm: Go

    Holy poo.. If I could kiss you I would. I've been pulling my hair out for the past two days trying to figure out why it wouldn't let you light flint&steel unless you were OP. I'm new to plugins so I didn't think about looking at the change logs.


  • Avatar of SeeJayEmm SeeJayEmm Jun 20, 2013 at 13:59 UTC - 1 like

    Since people are unlikely to read all of the changelogs for previous version (and for new users) is there a FAQ where the following can be added for quick reference?

    NB: Due to the way firecharges and lighters are handled in Bukkit, you will have to set the __global__ lighter flag to ALLOW to let people use them outside regions by default. Type /rg f __global__ lighter allow.
  • Avatar of TheHydrogen401 TheHydrogen401 Jun 19, 2013 at 01:51 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I make the blacklist block creeper eggs? I tried [383:50] but it won't work. Someone please help!

  • Avatar of magana_10 magana_10 Jun 19, 2013 at 00:55 UTC - 0 likes

    18.06 19:50:48 [Server] SEVERE at 18.06 19:50:48 [Server] SEVERE at com.sk89q.util.yaml.YAMLProcessor.load(

  • Avatar of magana_10 magana_10 Jun 19, 2013 at 00:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @Loki12369: Go


  • Avatar of Skatedog27 Skatedog27 Jun 18, 2013 at 23:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever a User goes to place lava, it says YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO USE LAVA_BUCKET why is this? i have tried everything! PLEASE help! players cant play skyblock due to it and it makes survival less fun

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  • Avatar of Loki12369 Loki12369 Jun 17, 2013 at 08:45 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a spawn plot system setup on my server (regions in spawn with allocated owners) and they were working fine until i updated my bukkit to the latest recommended build. My regions stopped working, and now i cant get them to work again. I downgraded to the Beta Build, and still nothing! Is there anyway of fixing this??

    Regards, Loki :)

  • Avatar of TarikBerk TarikBerk Jun 16, 2013 at 15:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to let a certain group USE a sign in a certain area and not let other GROUPS use it?


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