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 craftovski craftovski May 18, 2013 at 22:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Question, i am trying to block/allow certain commands but it seems when i add another command to blocked or allowed it overwrites previous one and previous one does not work. So im asking can someone who has multiple allowed cmds or blocked ones post me here an example how it looks like in regions.yml so i can manually edit it "allowed-cmds: [/spawn]" and/or "blocked-cmds: [/tpa]". i tried adding more "[/cmd]" but it outputs errors in console.


    Edit: Scratch that, i just found out that you need to separate commands with "," =)

    Last edited May 18, 2013 by craftovski
  • Avatar of puffenbargerk32 puffenbargerk32 May 18, 2013 at 21:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @DieselFaka: Go

    @ DieselFaka:

    you have to set the priority to user to 1 so that they can build. so you would do /region setpriority <regionname> 1 then that person can build there but no where else. Hope it helps.

  • Avatar of skymasterbest skymasterbest May 18, 2013 at 13:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @Davisdragon: Go

    I don't know if WorldGuard can do that. Consider CreeperHeal.

    Gonna develop some plugins ;)

  • Avatar of DieselFaka DieselFaka May 17, 2013 at 22:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I create a big region "spawn", then i create region "user" in region "spawn" for user, but user can't build/destroy in region "user". Help pls.

  • Avatar of ejaj77 ejaj77 May 17, 2013 at 15:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Dang, my server host wont install world edit i have waited like, 5 minutes and it will not complete, Crap

  • Avatar of trollandia trollandia May 17, 2013 at 04:10 UTC - 0 likes

    how to make the region n players take damage or drop lava fire?

  • Avatar of LegalPot LegalPot May 16, 2013 at 04:24 UTC - 0 likes


    Thank you, finally someone responded. Much appreciated!

    Last edited May 16, 2013 by LegalPot
  • Avatar of Davisdragon Davisdragon May 16, 2013 at 01:26 UTC - 0 likes

    how do you use worldguard to make regeneration things

  • Avatar of frostalf frostalf May 15, 2013 at 23:49 UTC - 1 like


    Just block /t in the blocked-cmds list and then put /tpa and other commands with t in the allowed-cmds list


  • Avatar of LegalPot LegalPot May 14, 2013 at 19:47 UTC - 0 likes

    3rd time asking this and your ticket system is still down.

    How do I block /t in the region and /t only, not /tpa, /tp and other commands that happen to start with the letter "t"


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