How Do I Create a Rule in Discord Server?


Angela Bailey

Creating a Rule in a Discord Server

Discord is an incredibly popular platform for gamers and communities to connect and communicate. If you’re a server administrator, you may want to establish some ground rules to ensure a positive and respectful environment for all members. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of creating a rule in your Discord server.

Step 1: Accessing Server Settings
To begin, open Discord and navigate to the server where you want to create the rule. Locate the server name on the left-hand side of the screen and right-click on it. In the context menu that appears, select “Server Settings.”

Step 2: Navigating to Rules
In the Server Settings menu, you will find various options on the left-hand side. Scroll down until you see the “Moderation” category.

Click on “Moderation” to expand it, revealing additional settings. Among these options is “Rules.” Click on it.

Step 3: Adding a Rule
Once you’re in the Rules section, click on the green-colored “+ Add A Rule” button. This will prompt a text box where you can enter your desired rule.

Note: It’s essential to craft your rule carefully, ensuring clarity and concise language that everyone can understand.

Step 4: Styling Your Rule
To make your rule visually engaging and easy to read, consider using HTML styling elements:

Bold Text:

Use tags around specific words or phrases within your rule to emphasize them. For example:

No spamming or advertising.

Underlined Text:

Similarly, use tags around vital points that require extra attention. For example:

Please be respectful towards fellow members.

Creating a List:

If you have multiple rules, consider presenting them in a list format using


  • tags. For example:
    • No hate speech or offensive language.
    • No sharing of inappropriate content.
    • No personal attacks or harassment.

    Step 5: Saving Your Rule
    Once you’ve written and styled your rule, click on the green-colored “Save Changes” button to add it to your server’s rule list.

    Step 6: Displaying the Rule
    By default, Discord will display your rules in a special channel called #rules. If this channel doesn’t exist, Discord will create it for you automatically. You can also customize the name of this channel if desired.

    To ensure that all members can easily access the rules, make sure the #rules channel is visible on your server’s sidebar. To do this, right-click on the channel name and select “Show Channel.”

    Now you’ve successfully created a rule in your Discord server! Remember that enforcing these rules consistently is crucial to maintaining a positive community atmosphere.