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 JugadorON JugadorON Sep 24, 2016 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    I need version to 1.10.2, please!!!

    Java 8!

  • Avatar of Vilzu45 Vilzu45 Sep 22, 2016 at 14:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Why this don't have the fucking 1.9 version?!

  • Avatar of donnie8986 donnie8986 Sep 03, 2016 at 01:56 UTC - 0 likes


    I'm wondering if there is a permission node needed or if its just a bug thats occuring... anyhow, recently I have been having major issues with creating regions and players dying whenever they leave a certain region or they change gamemodes. Does anyone else have this issue? For example, I recently created created a plot at my spawn for players to create an event on. I executed:

    • /region create september-event
    • /region setparent september-event spawn
    • /region setpriority september-event 100
    • /region flag september-event build allow
    • /region flag september-event passthrough allow
    • /region flag september-event chest-access allow
    • /region flag september-event use allow
    • /region flag september-event interact allow

    These are all the commands through worldgaurd I executed. I am not sure if its a A.) worldguard, B.) WorldEdit, C.) PermissionsEX or D.) Another plugin issue. Some players are fine, but other players die once they step into or try leaving a certain regioned off area. Anyone have an idea what's causing this issue? Thanks!


  • Avatar of AlienGamerDK AlienGamerDK Aug 27, 2016 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way i can give a perm to a group so ther can bypass pvp deny????

  • Avatar of Puls3ation Puls3ation Aug 25, 2016 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    can u please add a way to copy flags from plot to plot please! The other plugins for it arent compatible with 1.10

  • Avatar of Omanoctoa Omanoctoa Aug 20, 2016 at 21:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @K1ingLama: Go

    What do you mean 'can't use the nether'. Like you can't access it, or portals don't work, or players can destroy but not build? Please elaborate. Personally I have an issue where players can't build in the nether, but no idea why it's happening.

  • Avatar of r3657 r3657 Aug 20, 2016 at 04:03 UTC - 0 likes

    What is enchant table flag?

  • Avatar of K1ingLama K1ingLama Aug 17, 2016 at 17:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Why can't I use the nether with WorldGuard? Please help me :CCCCC

  • Avatar of gamingreichyt gamingreichyt Aug 16, 2016 at 22:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I dont know whats happening with this error pls help :c btw great plugin, best ever.

  • Avatar of enterih enterih Aug 16, 2016 at 18:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add WorldGuard in German?


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Aug 25, 2011
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