How Do I Add Bots to My Discord Server?


Larry Thompson

Adding bots to your Discord server can greatly enhance its functionality and provide a more engaging experience for your community. Bots are automated programs that can perform various tasks, such as moderating chats, playing music, or providing useful information. In this tutorial, we will explore the steps to add bots to your Discord server.

Step 1: Creating a Discord Bot

To add a bot to your server, you first need to create one. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a Discord Developer Account: Visit the Discord Developer Portal and log in using your Discord account.
  2. Create an Application: Click on the “New Application” button and give it a name. This name will be used as the bot’s username.
  3. Create a Bot: Navigate to the “Bot” tab in the left sidebar and click on “Add Bot.”

    Confirm your action by clicking on “Yes, do it! “

  4. Copy the Bot Token: Under the “Token” section, click on “Copy” to save the bot token. This token is crucial for authenticating your bot.

Step 2: Inviting the Bot to Your Server

Once you have created a bot, you need to invite it to your Discord server. Here’s how:

  1. Generate an Invite Link: Go back to the “General Information” tab of your application in the Discord Developer Portal.
  2. Select Permissions: Scroll down to find the “OAuth2 URL Generator” section. Select the required permissions for your bot based on its intended functionality.
  3. Generate the Link: After selecting the permissions, a URL will be generated.

    Click on “Copy” to save the invite link.

  4. Paste and Visit: Paste the copied link into your browser and hit enter. Choose the server you want to invite the bot to and click on “Authorize. “

Step 3: Managing Bot Permissions

Once you have successfully invited the bot to your server, you can manage its permissions to control what it can do. Here’s how:

  1. Access Server Settings: On your Discord server, right-click on the server name and select “Server Settings. “
  2. Navigate to Roles: In the left sidebar, click on “Roles.

  3. Create a New Role: Click on the “+” button to create a new role.
    • Name the Role: Give a name to your role, such as “Bot,” and customize other settings as desired.
    • Select Permissions: Under the “Permissions” tab, select or deselect the permissions you want to grant or restrict for your bot.
    • Save Changes: Once you have configured all necessary settings, click on “Save Changes. “
  4. Add Bot to Role: After creating the role, go back to “Members” in Server Settings.
    • Select Member(s): Select your bot from the member list.
    • Add Role: In the right sidebar, under “Roles,” click on the “+” button and select the role you just created.
    • Save Changes: Click on “Save Changes” to apply the role to your bot.

Step 4: Configuring and Using the Bot

Now that your bot is added to your server with appropriate permissions, you can configure and use it according to its purpose. Here are some common tasks:

  • Configuring Bot Settings: Most bots come with configurable settings. Refer to the bot’s documentation or website for instructions on how to configure it.
  • Using Bot Commands: Bots usually have specific commands that can be used in chat.

    Prefix the command with a specific character (e.g., “!”) and follow it with the desired command.

  • Customizing Bot Behavior: Some bots allow customization of their behavior, such as setting up auto-responses or enabling specific features. Explore the bot’s settings or website for customization options.

Congratulations! You have successfully added a bot to your Discord server. Experiment with different bots and explore their capabilities to enhance your server’s functionality and engagement.

Remember to always choose trusted bots from reputable sources, as poorly developed or malicious bots can pose security risks to your server.

Note: This tutorial assumes you have administrative privileges on your Discord server.

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