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WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Minecraft Plugin

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mc head By Dalton Whalen

World Edit Selection Visualizer Plugin


Building on a Minecraft server can be tons of fun, however modifying your world through creative mode can be both slow and tedious. There are various plugins like WorldEdit that solve this issue, but they can be tough to use without a visual indication of what you are adjusting. This is solved thanks to WorldEditSelectionVisualizer (WESV), which adds a particle visualizer for your selections in-game. Whether you use this to reshape your world or to paste in schematics, this plugin simplifies the overall experience. Installing plugins is easy with our Apex Hosting panel uploader, so we have created this tutorial to help you get started.


WorldEditSelectionVisualizer is owned by MrMicky on Spigot for Minecraft versions 1.7 up to 1.19 at the time of writing. The plugin has over 770,000 downloads and is a favorite of many who use WorldEdit on their servers. WESV allows you to see your exact WorldEdit selections, as well as where your clipboard will be pasted.


  • Spawns particles around WorldEdit selections for players to view
  • Supports a wide range of shapes including cubes, spheres, and more
  • Customizable effects and view distance
  • Allows you to display the current clipboard
  • Highly customizable for server performance
  • Available in a large number of server versions above 1.7.10


Plugin Download

  1. Navigate to the WESV Spigot Page.
  2. Press the blue Download Now button in the top-right.
    WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Download
  3. Save the .jar file location to a safe location for later.
  4. Ensure you have also downloaded WorldEdit.


Server-Side Installation

  1. Navigate to your Apex server panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the Game File section, then open the dropdown menu.
    WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Version
  3. Ensure the version is plugin-compatible, such as PaperMC or Spigot.
  4. Afterwards, enter the FTP File Access within the left-hand menu.
  5. Enter the plugins folder, then press Upload in the top-left.
  6. Drag + drop the WESV and WorldEdit .jar file(s) to the right-hand side.
  7. Once at 100%, return to the main panel page.
    WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Upload
  8. Restart the server to load up WorldEditSelectionVisualizer.


Getting Started

Once you spawn in-game, you can begin using the new plugin in various ways:

Selection Visualizer

Getting started with WESV is easy and can be done without prior configuration. To use it, simply use //wand to get the selection tool, then select both corners. Directly afterwards, particles will appear, displaying your current selection. This allows you to see exactly what is selected, making overall adjustments easier to perform.

WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Selection


Clipboard Visualizer

WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Clipboard

When working with WorldEdit, it can be difficult to predict how pasting your clipboard will end up. This is especially true when working with schematic files, as you often have no existing in-game reference. To view your clipboard, just use the /wesv toggle clipboard command to see exactly where the clipboard will be pasted.


Alternate Shapes
WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Sphere
WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Cylinder
WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Eclipse

WESV also has support for various different selection types found in WorldEdit. Whether you are selecting spheres, cylinders, or more, the visualizer is ready to help out. Like before, make your selection and wait for the particles to appear.


/wesv toggleToggles the selection visualizer in your world.
/wesv toggle clipboardToggles the clipboard visualizer for your player.
/wesv lockLocks/unlocks the origin of the clipboard visualization to your position.
/wesv lock tpTeleport to the lock location of the previous command.
/wesv reloadReloads the plugin configuration.



wesv.toggleAllows the use of the toggle commands.
wesv.useAllows the visualizer to be turned on.
wesv.reloadAllows players to use the reload command.



In addition to the existing options, the plugin config file can be edited to adjust a variety of values.

  1. From the Apex panel, stop the panel.
  2. Enter the FTP File Access and log in.
  3. Access the plugins folder, followed by the WorldEditSelectionVisualizer folder.
    WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Config Folder
  4. Locate the config.yml file, then press Edit to the far-right.
  5. Make your desired adjustments, save the file, then restart when prompted.


WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Config File

The configuration file allows you to edit many different settings regarding the behavior of the plugin. You can completely define which particles appear, how many there are, their overall view distance, and more. This can help prevent lag if there are many players using this plugin at the same time.

Common Issues

I receive a permissions error from commands:
In most cases, this occurs if you are lacking admin privileges or have not configured a permissions plugin. To solve this, either OP your player or set up a plugin like LuckPerms for WESV. Once either of these options are done, try using the commands once again.

Plugin commands are not found:
Oftentimes, this error means that the plugins are not properly loading on your server. First, use the /plugins command to see if the plugin(s) are listed. If not, ensure that both WorldEdit and WESV have been uploaded directly into the plugins folder. If the /plugins command is not recognized, ensure the server is running PaperMC or Spigot instead of vanilla Minecraft.

Helpful Links

WorldEditSelectionVisualizer Spigot Page
WorldEdit Bukkit Page
How to Install and Use PaperMC

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