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

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Heather Bennett

Are you a Minecraft server owner looking to enhance your players’ experience? Adding a Discord bot to your Minecraft server can be a great way to streamline communication and provide additional features. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of adding a Discord bot to your Minecraft server.

Step 1: Create a Discord Bot

The first step is to create a Discord bot that will connect your Minecraft server with your Discord server. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Discord Developer Account: If you don’t already have one, head over to the Discord Developer Portal and create a new account.
  2. Create a New Application: Once logged in, click on the “New Application” button and give it an appropriate name for easy identification.
  3. Create a Bot User: In the left sidebar, select “Bot” and click on the “Add Bot” button. This will generate an API token that you’ll need later.
  4. Add the Bot to Your Server: Navigate to the “OAuth2” section in the left sidebar and select the necessary permissions for your bot.

    Copy the generated OAuth2 URL and open it in a new tab. From there, select your desired server where you want to add the bot.

Step 2: Install Required Plugins

In order for your Minecraft server to communicate with Discord, you’ll need to install some plugins. Here are two popular options:

  • Dynmap: Dynmap is a powerful plugin that creates an interactive map of your Minecraft world and allows players to chat from Discord directly into the game. Install and configure Dynmap according to the plugin’s documentation.
  • Minecord: Minecord is a lightweight plugin that enables communication between your Minecraft server and Discord. Install Minecord by downloading the plugin JAR file and placing it in your server’s “plugins” folder.

Step 3: Configure the Bot

Now that you have your bot created and the necessary plugins installed, it’s time to configure the bot. Follow these steps:

  1. Retrieve Your Bot Token: Go back to the Discord Developer Portal, select your application, and navigate to the “Bot” section. Copy the bot token generated earlier.
  2. Configure Dynmap: Open your Minecraft server’s configuration file for Dynmap (usually located in the “plugins” folder) and find the section related to Discord integration. Paste your bot token into the appropriate field.
  3. Configure Minecord: Open your Minecraft server’s configuration file for Minecord (usually located in the “plugins” folder) and enter your bot token where prompted.

Step 4: Test Communication

You’re almost there! Restart your Minecraft server to apply the changes.

Now, hop onto Discord and send a message in a channel that is connected to your Minecraft server. If everything is set up correctly, you should see that message appear in-game or on Dynmap.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you’re experiencing any issues with communication between Discord and Minecraft, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Check Plugin Compatibility: Ensure that you have the latest versions of Dynmap and Minecord installed, as older versions might not work properly.
  • Verify Bot Token: Double-check that you have copied the correct bot token into the respective configuration files.
  • Review Permissions: Make sure your Discord bot has the necessary permissions to read and send messages in the connected channels.

Congratulations! You have successfully added a Discord bot to your Minecraft server.

Now, you can enjoy seamless communication between Discord and your Minecraft community. Feel free to explore additional plugins and features to further enhance your server’s functionality!

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