How Do I Create a Rule on a Discord Server?


Scott Campbell

Creating rules on a Discord server is an important step in maintaining order and fostering a positive community. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create rules using Discord’s built-in features.

Step 1: Accessing Server Settings

Before we can create rules, we need to access the server settings. To do this:

  1. Open Discord and select the server where you want to create rules.
  2. Click on the server name at the top left corner of your screen to open the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Server Settings” from the menu.

Step 2: Navigating to Rules

Once you are in the server settings, you will find a list of options on the left-hand side of your screen. Scroll down and locate “Rules” among these options.


If you don’t see “Rules” in the list, it means your role on the server doesn’t have sufficient permissions to access or modify rules. In such cases, contact a server administrator or ask for necessary permissions.

Step 3: Adding Rules

In this section, we will add individual rules to the Discord server. To add a rule:

  1. Click on “Rules”.
  2. You will see an empty text box labeled “Add Rule”. Click on it and start typing your desired rule.
    • TIP: Keep your rules concise, clear, and easy-to-understand for all members of your community.
    • TIP: Consider using bullet points to make your rules more scannable and visually appealing.
  3. After you have typed your rule, press “Enter” or click on the “+” icon to add it.
  4. Repeat these steps to add multiple rules as per your requirements.

Step 4: Editing or Deleting Rules

Discord allows you to edit or delete rules at any time. To make changes:

  1. Navigate to the “Rules” section as explained in Step 2.
  2. You will see a list of existing rules.

    To edit a rule, click on the pencil icon next to it. To delete a rule, click on the trash can icon.

  3. Make the necessary changes or confirm deletion when prompted.

The order of rules can be rearranged by dragging and dropping them in the desired position within the “Rules” section. This allows you to prioritize certain rules over others.

Step 5: Finalizing Rules

Once you have added, edited, and arranged your rules, it’s important to inform your server members about them. Here are some effective ways to communicate the rules:

  • Welcome Channel: Create a dedicated channel where new members are greeted with an introduction message that includes the server rules.
  • Pinned Messages: Use Discord’s pin feature to keep the server rules visible at all times. Simply pin a message containing all the rules in an appropriate channel.
  • Mention Roles: If there are specific roles responsible for enforcing server rules, mention them in relevant channels or messages to remind members about the rules.
  • Regular Reminders: Periodically remind your server members about the rules through announcements or bot messages to ensure they stay informed and follow them.

By following these steps, you can create and maintain rules on your Discord server effectively. Remember, clear and well-communicated rules contribute to a healthy and enjoyable community experience for all members.

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