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 Beast023 Beast023 Feb 02, 2013 at 15:48 UTC - 0 likes

    how do i know what region a region is called it use to be string

  • Avatar of juanreyes1905 juanreyes1905 Feb 02, 2013 at 13:19 UTC - 0 likes

    where are the permissions

  • Avatar of twisted067 twisted067 Feb 02, 2013 at 02:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @owenftw: Go

    Can you provide more information, like what command you used specifically? You could be typing it wrong... Should be /rg flag <rg id> blocked-cmds /home, /spawn, /warp

    @BadJokeRay: Go

    They work fine on our server, you should probably read into it a bit. With the information you provided little help can be offered.

  • Avatar of BadJokeRay BadJokeRay Feb 02, 2013 at 00:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I made a prison server and I have everything working, until yesterday. i'm using the plugin [Buy Region] for cells and world guard for the regions. The players can become members of the region but can't do anything in it. Please help!

  • Avatar of TELMO88 TELMO88 Feb 01, 2013 at 23:59 UTC - 0 likes

    That is not the probem of Linux I have no problem with the Java Host and not because I Attach. Those two plugins are the problem because it Saco and I Anda rather the Server.

  • Avatar of Maximvdw Maximvdw Feb 01, 2013 at 23:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @TELMO88: Go

    This is indeed not a WG/WE issue. You have a server on that port (check taskmgr for Java.exe) or on Linux check running processes java

  • Avatar of owenftw owenftw Feb 01, 2013 at 22:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Blocked-cmds flag is not for me? I am using worldguard 5.7.1 and using Spigot 1.4.7-R0.2


  • Avatar of TELMO88 TELMO88 Feb 01, 2013 at 20:03 UTC - 0 likes


    • == I checked and Hise what you said and nothing. Keep going the same no problem of a Server Port Because gambling is also going the same. Problem is that WorldEdit or WorldGuard. OK ==**
  • 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

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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