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 inconstructables inconstructables Mar 08, 2012 at 00:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @daego: Go

    Yeah, i get something like that, and I have the latest version..

  • Avatar of deleted_7554077 deleted_7554077 Mar 07, 2012 at 20:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @daego Hmm, why do you think you are getting that error?

    It's probably because you haven't updated your WorldGuard.

    Now comes the hard part :D

    Finding the dowload link :D

    Hide and seek buddy. Let me know if you find the dowload link :D

  • Avatar of daego daego Mar 07, 2012 at 19:54 UTC - 0 likes

    error spam, always when i move or look around :-(

    Could not pass event PlayerMoveEvent to WorldGuard org.bukkit.event.EventException at$1.execute( at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent( at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent( at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a( at net.minecraft.server.Packet10Flying.handle(SourceFile:126) at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b( at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a( at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a( at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w( at at Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.entity.Player.getVehicle()Lorg/bukkit/entity/Vehicle; at com.sk89q.worldguard.bukkit.WorldGuardPlayerListener$PlayerMoveHandler.onPlayerMove( at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor22.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source) at$1.execute( ... 10 more

    Last edited Mar 07, 2012 by daego
  • Avatar of felunka felunka Mar 07, 2012 at 15:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys our server is 1.2.3 :/ plese update your pluin.. thx

  • Avatar of deleted_7554077 deleted_7554077 Mar 07, 2012 at 08:57 UTC - 0 likes

    You guys are funny :D

    Can't even find a download link xD

  • Avatar of seriosbrad seriosbrad Mar 07, 2012 at 05:41 UTC - 0 likes


    Your site is always down dude, can’t browse tickets. :’(

    Last edited Mar 07, 2012 by seriosbrad
  • Avatar of Tulipk Tulipk Mar 07, 2012 at 04:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lord0Zadrek: Go

    there is a 1.2.3 version it took me a while to find it but u have to go through his list of stuff of how to get it 4 or 5 links i think.. same with worldedit they are on same page they're like alpha devs or something

  • Avatar of Erik05888 Erik05888 Mar 07, 2012 at 01:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Please Fix this!!! People can use firecharge and set the spawn on fire!!!!

  • Avatar of Lord0Zadrek Lord0Zadrek Mar 06, 2012 at 23:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey i need this to be updated!!! world guard works but spams my server log with SEVERE ERROR problem with detecting movement control or somthing... PLEASE PLEASE PLEAS

  • Avatar of th3cleaner_mcserver th3cleaner_mcserver Mar 06, 2012 at 23:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @bigggan: Go

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
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