How to Install and Use Worldedit

Note: In order to access WorldEdit commands, you will first need to be a server operator or have configured permissions through a plugin, such as LuckPerms.

WorldEdit is an advanced and easy-to-use Minecraft map editor which allows you to fully control and manipulate your Minecraft server’s world. Placing a large number of blocks manually can be tedious, which is why it is common to use WorldEdit instead.

Installing WorldEdit

The process for installing WorldEdit will depend upon whether you’re installing it on a modded server or on a server running plugins.

Download links for WorldEdit:

After downloading the appropriate version, you can follow one of the guides below to install it on your server:

Using WorldEdit

Selecting a Region

One of the tasks that you will find yourself doing most often in WorldEdit is selecting a region. By making a region, you’re essentially creating an invisible area of blocks that you will be modifying.

  1. Navigate to one corner of the area you wish to use WorldEdit. 
  2. While in the correct position, enter //pos 1
  3. Navigate to the other corner and enter //pos 2

Alternatively, you may use a wooden ax and click on the corners of your region using the //wand command.

Making Changes to Your Region

WARNING: Making very large edits may cause lag and possibly damage your world. You should always create a backup before making any major edits.

After defining a region, there are various commands you can use to modify the region to suit your building purposes. Some commonly used WorldEdit commands include the following:

Command Description
//set <block name/id> Allows you to set your region to a specific block or a pattern of multiple different blocks/entities. You may read more on some of the available patterns you can use here.
//replace <old block name/id> <new block name/id>  Allows you to replace only the specified block types as opposed to the entire region.
//copy & //paste Allows you to copy one region and paste it into another. 
//undo & //redo  Use these commands to either undo or redo any changes that you’ve made.
//rotate <degrees> Allows you to rotate structures in your region in a specific direction (e.g. 90 degrees). 

These are just a few of the commands that WorldEdit has to offer. You can find a full list of the available region operations here.

Importing and Using Schematics

Schematics allows you to save a section of your world o a file on your computer, which you can then share online.

  1. Create a region and use the //copy command
  2. Enter //schematic save <name of schematic>

Should you ever need your schematic in the future, it can be accessed in your server’s FTP files under /plugins/worldedit/schematic, or for modded servers, in /config/worldedit/schematics.

Alternatively, you can upload new schematics that you’ve made in other worlds into those folders as well.

Additional Resources

Using WorldEdit allows you to interact with your world in a variety of new ways. While we’ve covered several of the most common methods above, WorldEdit has even more to offer.

We recommend reading WorldEdit documentation to help guide you further.

By quickly editing large regions of blocks, WorldEdit greatly improves the quality and speed with which you can build. 

We hope by reading this guide you can make the most of WorldEdit and as always if you have any questions our support team will always be happy to help.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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