How Do I Add a Developer Discord Bot to My Server?


Angela Bailey

Welcome to this tutorial on how to add a developer Discord bot to your server!

Discord bots are a powerful way to enhance the functionality of your Discord server. Whether you want to automate tasks, moderate conversations, or add fun features, a developer bot can help you achieve that. In this article, we will guide you through the process of adding a developer bot to your server.

Step 1: Creating the Bot

The first step is to create a bot on the Discord Developer Portal. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Discord Developer Portal – Open your web browser and visit Make sure you are logged in with your Discord account.
  2. Create a new application – Click on the “New Application” button and enter a name for your bot.
  3. Add a bot – Navigate to the “Bot” tab on the left-hand side and click on “Add Bot”. Confirm by clicking on “Yes, do it!”

    when prompted.

  4. Copy the token – Under the bot section, you will find a field called “Token”. Click on the “Copy” button next to it. This token is essential as it identifies your bot and grants it access to your server.

Step 2: Inviting the Bot

To add the bot to your server, follow these steps:

  1. Create an invite link – Go back to the “OAuth2” tab on the left-hand side of the Developer Portal. In the “Scopes” section, select the “bot” checkbox. A new set of permissions will appear below. Choose the permissions you want your bot to have on your server.
  2. Generate the invite link – The bottom section of the “Scopes” page will now display a generated URL.

    Click on “Copy” next to it to save it to your clipboard.

  3. Paste and open the link – Open a new tab in your web browser and paste the copied URL. You will be prompted to select a server where you want to add the bot. Choose your desired server from the dropdown list and click on “Authorize”.
  4. Verify permissions – On the authorization page, you can review the permissions that your bot will have on your server. If everything looks good, click on “Authorize”.

Step 3: Coding Your Bot

Now that you have created and invited your bot, it’s time to code its functionality. Here’s an example code snippet using JavaScript:

const Discord = require('discord.js');
const client = new Discord.Client();

client.on('ready', () => {
  console.log(`Logged in as ${client.user.tag}`);

client.on('message', (message) => {
  if (message.content === '!hello') {'Hello, world!');


In this example, we are using the Discord.js library for creating our bot. The code listens for messages in all channels and responds with ‘Hello, world!’ when someone sends the command ‘!hello’.

Step 4: Running Your Bot

To run your bot, follow these steps:

  1. Install dependencies – Open your command prompt or terminal and navigate to the folder where you saved your bot’s code. Run the command npm install discord.js to install the required dependencies.
  2. Start the bot – Run the command node YOUR_BOT_FILE.js, replacing ‘YOUR_BOT_FILE’ with the name of your bot file.
  3. Your bot is now online! – If everything went well, you should see a message in your console saying that your bot has logged in.

Congratulations! You have successfully added a developer Discord bot to your server. Feel free to explore more features and functionalities that Discord bots offer, and customize your bot according to your needs.

If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, refer to the official Discord.js documentation or seek help from the active Discord developer community.

Note: Remember to keep your bot token confidential and avoid sharing it with anyone. Treat it as a sensitive piece of information, similar to a password.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of adding a developer Discord bot to your server. Happy coding!

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