How Do I Add a Discord Server to GitHub?


Heather Bennett

Adding a Discord Server to GitHub can be a great way to bring your community closer and collaborate on projects. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of integrating your Discord Server into your GitHub repository.

Step 1: Create a Discord Server

If you don’t already have a Discord server for your GitHub project, you’ll need to create one. Head over to the Discord website and sign in or create an account if you don’t have one already. Once logged in, click on the ‘+’ icon on the left sidebar and choose ‘Create a Server’.

Note: Make sure to give your server an appropriate name that represents your GitHub project.

Step 2: Generate a Discord Bot Token

In order to integrate your Discord server with GitHub, you’ll need to create a bot and generate a token for it. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Discord Developer Portal.
  2. Click on ‘New Application’ and give it a name related to your GitHub project.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on ‘Bot’ and then ‘Add Bot’.
  4. Under the ‘Token’ section, click on ‘Copy’ to save the bot token.

Step 3: Invite the Bot to Your Discord Server

To allow the bot access to your Discord server, you need to generate an invite link and use it as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar of the Developer Portal, click on ‘OAuth2’.
  2. Under ‘Scopes’, select ‘bot’ and under ‘Bot Permissions’, choose the appropriate permissions for your bot.
  3. Copy the generated URL and open it in a new tab.
  4. Select your Discord server from the drop-down menu and click ‘Authorize’.

Step 4: Set up a GitHub Webhook

To enable GitHub to send notifications to your Discord server, you need to set up a webhook. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to your GitHub repository and go to the ‘Settings’ tab.
  2. In the left sidebar, click on ‘Webhooks’.
  3. Click on ‘Add webhook’ and configure the settings as follows:
    • Payload URL: Enter your Discord webhook URL. To get this, go back to your Discord server, right-click on the channel where you want notifications to appear, select ‘Edit Channel’, go to the ‘Integrations’ tab, click on ‘Webhooks’, and create a new webhook. Copy the generated URL.
    • Content type: Select ‘application/json’.
    • Events: Choose the events for which you want notifications (e.g., pushes, pull requests).
  4. Click on ‘Add webhook’ to save your settings.

Step 5: Test Your Integration

To ensure that everything is working correctly, make a test commit or pull request in your GitHub repository. You should receive a notification in your Discord server channel associated with the webhook you created.

Congratulations! You have successfully added your Discord server to GitHub. Now you can enjoy real-time notifications and enhance collaboration within your community.

Remember: Make sure to keep your bot token and webhook URL private, as they grant access to your Discord server and repository respectively.

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