How Do I Link My Discord Bot to My Minecraft Server?


Scott Campbell

Are you a Minecraft player and a Discord server owner? If so, you might want to link your Discord bot to your Minecraft server for a seamless experience. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of linking your Discord bot to your Minecraft server.


Before we start, make sure you have the following:

  • A working Discord bot
  • A Minecraft server with the necessary permissions
  • Access to the files of your Minecraft server

Step 1: Invite the Bot to Your Discord Server

The first step is to invite your Discord bot to your server. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Discord Developer Portal.
  2. If you haven’t created a bot yet, create one by navigating to the portal and clicking on “New Application”. Give it a name and save it.

  3. Create a bot for your application.
  4. In the developer portal, go to “Bot” in the sidebar and click on “Add Bot”. Confirm by clicking on “Yes, do it!”

  5. Generate an invite link.
  6. In the “OAuth2” section of the developer portal, check the “bot” scope and select appropriate permissions for your bot. Copy the generated invite link.

  7. Paste the invite link in your browser.
  8. You will be prompted with an invitation screen. Select your desired server from the dropdown and click on “Authorize”. Verify that you have successfully invited your bot by checking if it appears in your server’s member list.

Step 2: Configure Your Minecraft Server

Now that your bot is in your Discord server, you need to configure your Minecraft server to communicate with it. Follow these steps:

  1. Access your Minecraft server’s files.
  2. Connect to your server via FTP or use the file manager provided by your hosting provider. Locate the “plugins” folder.

  3. Install a Discord integration plugin.
  4. Search for a Discord integration plugin that suits your needs. Some popular options include DiscordSRV, DiscordLink, and DiscordCraft. Download the plugin’s JAR file and place it in the “plugins” folder of your Minecraft server.

  5. Restart your Minecraft server.
  6. To load the newly installed plugin, restart your Minecraft server. Make sure there are no errors during startup.

  7. Configure the plugin settings.
  8. Edit the configuration file of the Discord integration plugin to match your bot’s token and desired settings. You can usually find this file in the “plugins” folder or a subfolder created by the plugin. Refer to the documentation of the specific plugin for detailed instructions on configuration.

Step 3: Test and Enjoy!

Your bot is now connected to your Minecraft server! To test if everything is working correctly, join your game and perform some actions that trigger events configured in the Discord integration plugin. For example, sending a message in-game might send a corresponding message to a specific channel on your Discord server.

You can customize further features and settings based on the capabilities of your chosen Discord integration plugin. Explore the plugin’s documentation or community forums for additional information.

With your Discord bot linked to your Minecraft server, you can enhance your server’s communication and interaction with your community. Enjoy the seamless integration and have fun exploring the possibilities!

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