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 rangewonk rangewonk Mar 25, 2012 at 19:25 UTC - 0 likes

    When i protect a region, players that try to destroy blocks in the region, the blocks respawn but the players get the item / block. So people can dupe diamons etc. Is there a way to fix this? thanks

  • Avatar of Luficer Luficer Mar 25, 2012 at 02:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Was the glass bug ever fixed? Perchance this isn't particularly WorldGuard, but is the glass blocks safe in regions now for the latest version?

  • Avatar of 2Andri 2Andri Mar 24, 2012 at 23:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Can't make Regions that works.

    When ever I make a region, and wants to test it using the "Greetings" flag. It doesn't show, neither does setting the mobspawning to false either.

    I'm not using it for protection right now, because I'm worried that it might not work.

  • Avatar of apoisonedgift apoisonedgift Mar 24, 2012 at 18:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make protected zones within zones with different properties? For instance, if i made a town with a flag such as button/door use disabled, can you make a house zone where an individual user can use the doors in that house even though it's within the town zone? This seems to be a problem with other similar plugins...

  • Avatar of deleted_7554077 deleted_7554077 Mar 24, 2012 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Latest WorldGuard and WorldEdit need the latest CraftBukkit Build 2117

  • Avatar of ddddddddddddddddddddd ddddddddddddddddddddd Mar 24, 2012 at 16:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @deleted_7554077: Go

    Thanks so much for clarifying. I'm on 2113 and was worried because I can't update to the latest build just yet.

  • Avatar of deleted_7554077 deleted_7554077 Mar 24, 2012 at 08:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @everyone The protected area region dupe bug.

    If an area is protected people can duplicate items. Is a bub in the CB version Builds 2114 to 2116 hve that bug. Builds 2113 and 2117 or higher are good.

  • Avatar of Sk8Sanctified Sk8Sanctified Mar 24, 2012 at 03:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Csanko: Go

    I think he ment 2117, I'm on 2116 and I have the same bug going on.. Pretty bad to when you got diamonds in your builds.

    How did you go about fixing this?

    Visit SanctifiedMC community website at!

  • Avatar of never2nv never2nv Mar 23, 2012 at 23:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Wow everyone should DDoS server ip lol they edited the WorldGuard Wiki, take a look.

  • Avatar of Csanko Csanko Mar 23, 2012 at 23:12 UTC - 0 likes

    fixed it!


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