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 Almantsas Almantsas Mar 23, 2012 at 21:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @Csanko: Go

    Update your Bukkit to dev build #2117.

  • Avatar of Csanko Csanko Mar 23, 2012 at 20:15 UTC - 0 likes


    When default players on my server tries to destroy a saved region they'll get the item but the item will still be where they got it from! = endless items!

    HELP FAST Big trouble i have updated to latest Bukkit 1.2.4 and latest wordlguard which was made 6 hours ago!

  • Avatar of BehindTheMatrix BehindTheMatrix Mar 23, 2012 at 18:35 UTC - 0 likes

    We are running WorldGuard with MySQL Settings. Everytime I create a new region we have 2-3 sec server lag. If I add flags to a region there is no lag. Am I the only one with this problem? How can I fix it?

    Thanks for help, Morpheus

  • Avatar of MRCartm0n MRCartm0n Mar 23, 2012 at 18:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks, works! My other problem is that when i set a region and i add the construct flag for everyone they still dont work.


  • Avatar of deleted_7554077 deleted_7554077 Mar 23, 2012 at 18:05 UTC - 0 likes

    The region block dupe bug is related to the CB version.

    Latest is Build 2113 that doesn't have the region dupe bug.

    @MRCartm0n Enable PVP in server.proporties and enable high frequenzy flags in worldguard config.

  • Avatar of MRCartm0n MRCartm0n Mar 23, 2012 at 18:02 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem. When i use WorldGuard no one can use PVP. Even when i set a flag: pvp allow Using 1.2.4 and CraftBukkit Beta for 1.2.4

  • Avatar of cuddyier cuddyier Mar 23, 2012 at 17:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tendonsie: Go

    I have the same problem!

  • Avatar of Tendonsie Tendonsie Mar 23, 2012 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Same problem.

    Dev build: #595-22db589


    An previous one:

    Players can "multiply" blocks if the region isn't of him.

  • Avatar of thibaultCha thibaultCha Mar 23, 2012 at 14:42 UTC - 0 likes


    I'm having a BIG issue with WG last snapshot on a 1.2.4 craftbukkit server running #2114 ! My people can't break blocks in regions, but they can DROP ! No grief possible but unlimited ressources !

    Please take a look at this...

    Last edited Mar 23, 2012 by thibaultCha
  • Avatar of PyPKjE PyPKjE Mar 22, 2012 at 15:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you very much! settle this problem

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