WorldGuard is a powerful plugin providing (1) area-specific protection, (2) world protection, (3) additional game rules, (4) blacklisting, and (5) various utilities.

  • 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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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!
  4. Read our wiki to learn how to use WorldGuard.

Where do I learn how to use WorldGuard?

To learn how to use WorldGuard, read our wiki.

Where can I get my questions answered?

If you have a question, ask it on our forum. You may also visit our IRC channel or ask @sk89q on Twitter.

Where can I report bugs or request features?

Visit our issue tracker. However, if you just have a question, ask it on our forum.

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 twisted067 twisted067 Feb 16, 2013 at 01:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acer_Mortem: Go

    That would have to be done with the plugin that causes the explosion for that block.

  • Avatar of Acer_Mortem Acer_Mortem Feb 15, 2013 at 22:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I currently have a plugin that causes an explosion upon clicking with an Emerald, however I want to disable block damage. I have searched through the config, and I don't know how to prevent it. Any help?

  • Avatar of twisted067 twisted067 Feb 14, 2013 at 21:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @arneboy98: Go

    You should install a permissions plugin, I'm not sure how WG works without permissions. It could be giving everyone bypasses because of that.

    @thejackstur: Go

    I suppose it might kill all mobs in an attempt to reduce lag, why are you using stoplag anyways. There really shouldn't be a reason to use it often.

  • Avatar of thejackstur thejackstur Feb 14, 2013 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @twisted067: Go

    stoplag does kill villagers

  • Avatar of virus989898 virus989898 Feb 14, 2013 at 13:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Why lag command is not working?

  • Avatar of arneboy98 arneboy98 Feb 14, 2013 at 11:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @twisted067 My permissions isn't installed yet :s

  • Avatar of twisted067 twisted067 Feb 14, 2013 at 01:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @MinecraftGamex555: Go

    Looks like you have to sign in at the top right, then in the top left theres a orange "create issue" button. Click that to create the issue.

  • Avatar of MinecraftGamex555 MinecraftGamex555 Feb 14, 2013 at 01:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @twisted067: Go

    Im not sure how to post a ticket.... It doesn't say where... Sorry :-/ Can you help? 0.0

  • Avatar of twisted067 twisted067 Feb 13, 2013 at 18:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @arneboy98: Go

    WorldeditCUI is just a client side visualizer to see your selection: Do you have a permissions plugin? It sounds like everyone has the bypass all worldguard permission if they can still build, or everyone has OP, or there is a region overlapping spawn with build allow.

    @MinecraftGamex555: Go

    I did /wg reload a few days ago and it crashed my server too, for now I would stay away from doing that command. Post a ticket with the error log here so the devs know to fix it.

  • Avatar of MinecraftGamex555 MinecraftGamex555 Feb 13, 2013 at 15:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @twisted067: Go

    Error while reloading: while parsing a flow node; expected the node content, but found BlockEntry

    Thats what happens when i do /wg reload on the server.


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Aug 25, 2011
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