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 jakimfett jakimfett Mar 31, 2012 at 22:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Worldguard regions are not preventing non-owners from breaking blocks, even when I set build to deny

    Currently running CB #2129 and worldguard 599-a7d1988

    Making the world a better place, one block at a time.

  • Avatar of eta92 eta92 Mar 31, 2012 at 13:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Is worldguard working with permission bukkit ? I try to make the region working with groups without results. Can someone help me ? (i can pay)

  • Avatar of ApocolypseNL ApocolypseNL Mar 31, 2012 at 11:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello everyone, I have a question.

    Every time i reboot bukkit, the heal and feed flags give an error.

    [WARNING] [WorldGuard] Failed to parse flag 'heal-amount' with value '10' [WARNING] [WorldGuard] Failed to parse flag 'heal-delay' with value '1'

    This error is also given for the feed flags.

    What did i do wrong? Can anyone help me?

    Rest of the flags and regions work correctly. (just updated to dev build and 1.2.4R1.0) Very very nice plugins you got here :)

  • Avatar of deleted_7554077 deleted_7554077 Mar 31, 2012 at 11:32 UTC - 1 like

    @spydercanopus Thats because you need to update

  • Avatar of spydercanopus spydercanopus Mar 31, 2012 at 11:11 UTC - 0 likes

    With 1.2.4 bukkit and worldguard+edit 5.5.1, i'm getting massive errors any time a player moves.

  • Avatar of nicquehen nicquehen Mar 30, 2012 at 22:36 UTC - 0 likes

    it is plan to run command /region * command in console mode?

    (for shedule parameters)

  • Avatar of Kompot45 Kompot45 Mar 30, 2012 at 18:37 UTC - 0 likes

    My players can't use string to check regions, only OPs can do it. And I have the worldguard.region.wand permissions set for them. I'm using bPermissions, and newest WG. Help, please.

  • Avatar of UbuntuFreak UbuntuFreak Mar 30, 2012 at 13:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to remove dropped items in a certain region?

    Misspelling sponsored by me BFAK:90853920,9bceeb6674e1d3e37ce23e5b4dc125a45040bb005a88562d825abd526232c56e

  • Avatar of keto23 keto23 Mar 30, 2012 at 06:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Worldguard regions don't protect against fire charges for some reason. Could you please fix this?


  • Avatar of LtSich LtSich Mar 30, 2012 at 05:36 UTC - 0 likes


    What is the permission I have to give to my user to use the string and see the region when right clicking on a block ? If the user is OP then no problem, but I don't want to use OP perm system

    I use craftbukkit from port central with buildcraft and industrialcraft.

    Thanks :)


    Last edited Mar 30, 2012 by LtSich

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