WorldGuard is a powerful plugin providing all the little things (and some big ones), and it protects your servers from various problems.

  • Block creeper and wither block damage, falling damage, etc.;
  • Disable fire spread, lava fire spread, ice formation, Endermen picking up blocks, etc.;
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can't be used;
  • Warn moderators when certain items and blocks are used;
  • Protect areas of your world so only certain people can build in them;
  • Set areas where PVP, TNT, mob damage, and other features are disabled;
  • Protect your server from various 'exploits' like magical obsidian creation machines;
  • Disable, or enable, various Minecraft features, like sponges from classic;
  • Add useful commands like an immediate "STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD" command.
  • Enable only features you want! Everything is off by default.

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Getting Started


Bukkit is currently required. In the future, WorldGuard will be available for Forge and other APIs.

  1. Install WorldEdit first. (DON'T FORGET THIS)
  2. Download WorldGuard and install it the same way.
  3. Run your server once to generate the files.
  4. Edit plugins/WorldGuard/config.yml to your liking.
  5. Use the command /wg reload to reload your configuration (use worldguard.* for all permissions).

To setup protected regions or the blacklist, you'll have to read the wiki (see below).


What are the permissions? The commands? Check out the wiki below.

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Learning More
  • Project leader: Contact @sk89q on Twitter
  • Lead developers: sk89q, TomyLobo, wizjany, and zml2008
  • Project started: In December 2010 (Bukkit was started January 2011)

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  • Avatar of uFreezy uFreezy Feb 01, 2013 at 19:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @deaddude22: Go

    Thanks mate will try it ! :)

  • Avatar of Liger_XT5 Liger_XT5 Feb 01, 2013 at 19:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @TELMO88: Go

    This is NOT a worldguard issue. Your server is unable to start on the specified Port you have it set to. Default for most server is 25565. Make sure no one else, or any other program, is using your port, or change it in the

    MCDen @
    Details at!

  • Avatar of TELMO88 TELMO88 Feb 01, 2013 at 18:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. Well I wanted to communicate to the plugin: WorldEdit and WorldGuard are throwing errors wanted to ask if you can review these errors Tiran. PLEASE. THANKS

    • Error* Me Version Server: CraftBukkit 1.4.7-R1.0

    2013-02-01 14:08:54 [INFO] Starting minecraft server version 1.4.7 2013-02-01 14:08:54 [INFO] Loading properties 2013-02-01 14:08:54 [INFO] Default game type: SURVIVAL 2013-02-01 14:08:54 [INFO] Generating keypair 2013-02-01 14:08:56 [INFO] Starting Minecraft server on xxxxxxx:25565 2013-02-01 14:08:56 [WARNING] FAILED TO BIND TO PORT! 2013-02-01 14:08:56 [WARNING] The exception was: Address already in use: JVM_Bind 2013-02-01 14:08:56 [WARNING] Perhaps a server is already running on that port? 2013-02-01 14:09:10 [SEVERE] java.lang.NullPointerException 2013-02-01 14:09:10 [SEVERE] at 2013-02-01 14:09:10 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_R1.DedicatedServer.a( 2013-02-01 14:09:10 [SEVERE] at 2013-02-01 14:09:10 [SEVERE] at 2013-02-01 14:09:10 [SEVERE] Encountered an unexpected exception NullPointerException java.lang.NullPointerException at at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_R1.DedicatedServer.a( at at

    Last edited Feb 01, 2013 by TELMO88
  • Avatar of Maximvdw Maximvdw Feb 01, 2013 at 11:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a question about the WorldGuard API
    What would be the best way to get the RegionID from a given location? or isn't that supported?


  • Avatar of deaddude22 deaddude22 Feb 01, 2013 at 03:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @uFreezy: Go

    Update your craftbukkit to 1.4.7 and update to the newest worldguard version as well.

    If you cannot update to 1.4.7 yet use:

    ^ the link above is for 1.4.6

  • Avatar of uFreezy uFreezy Jan 31, 2013 at 19:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Can someone help me to fix this it spams all over my server console..

    11:22:52 [SEVERE] Could not pass event EntityChangeBlockEvent to WorldGuard v5.6 .5 org.bukkit.event.EventException at$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.ja va:427) at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.jav a:62) at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.j ava:477) at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.j ava:462) at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_4_6.event.CraftEventFactory.callEntityChang eBlockEvent( at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_4_6.event.CraftEventFactory.callEntityChang eBlockEvent( at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.EntityEnderman.c(

    at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.EntityLiving.j_( at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.EntityMonster.j_( at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.World.entityJoinedWorld( at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.WorldServer.entityJoinedWorld(WorldServer .java:548) at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.World.playerJoinedWorld( at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.World.tickEntities( at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.WorldServer.tickEntities( :445) at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.MinecraftServer.r( 0) at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.DedicatedServer.r( 4) at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_6.MinecraftServer.q( 4) at 427) at 9) Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.event.entity.EntityChangeBloc kEvent.getEntity()Lorg/bukkit/entity/LivingEntity; at com.sk89q.worldguard.bukkit.WorldGuardEntityListener.onEndermanPickup ( at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor52.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source) at$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.ja va:425) ... 18 more Sorry for the log post i will be glad if someone help me ! Thanks!

    Last edited Jan 31, 2013 by uFreezy
  • Avatar of Dark_Arc Dark_Arc Jan 31, 2013 at 18:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @xMinecraft: Go

    You need WorldEdit.

    Power to the people for the power of the people.

  • Avatar of RonHutchCraft RonHutchCraft Jan 31, 2013 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    hello thank you so much for the update, i have truly missed using world guard! :) Now if we can just do something about Essentials...

  • Avatar of xMinecraft xMinecraft Jan 31, 2013 at 17:02 UTC - 0 likes

    2013-01-31 13:00:27 [SEVERE] Could not load 'plugins\worldguard-5.7.1.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidPluginException: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sk89q/minecraft/util/commands/CommandPermissionsException
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugin(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_4_R1.CraftServer.loadPlugins(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_4_R1.CraftServer.<init>(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_R1.PlayerList.<init>(
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_R1.DedicatedPlayerList.<init>(SourceFile:11)
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_4_R1.DedicatedServer.init(
    Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sk89q/minecraft/util/commands/CommandPermissionsException
    at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.lang.Class.forName(Unknown Source)
    ... 9 more
    Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sk89q.minecraft.util.commands.CommandPermissionsException
    at$ Source)
    at$ Source)
    at Method)
    at Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
    ... 12 more

  • Avatar of baffle baffle Jan 31, 2013 at 13:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @LEOcab: Go

    I believe you can break them with eggs. I'm not 100% if that's how they did it, but it seems they can break item frames with eggs even with protection.

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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