Creating an official Discord server is a great way to bring your community together and foster a sense of belonging. Discord, with its powerful features and user-friendly interface, provides the perfect platform for building an online community. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating your own official Discord server.
Step 1: Creating a Server
To get started, you need to have a Discord account. If you don’t have one, head over to the Discord website and sign up for free.
1. Once you have logged in to your account, look for the ‘+’ icon on the left-hand side panel and click on it. This will open the “Create a Server” window.
2. In the “Create a Server” window, you need to choose a name for your server. It’s essential to pick a name that reflects the purpose or theme of your community.
3. If you want to add an image or logo to your server, click on the square box next to the server name and upload your desired image.
4. Once you’ve named your server and added an optional image, click on the “Create” button at the bottom right corner of the window.
Step 2: Setting Up Your Server
Congratulations! You have successfully created your own server. Now it’s time to set it up according to your preferences.
A. Server Settings
- In this section, you can customize various aspects of your server, such as its region and verification level.
- You can also enable two-factor authentication for added security.
- Here, you can manage roles and permissions for different members of your community.
- You can create custom roles and assign specific permissions to each role.
- Channels are where your community members can chat, share content, and engage with each other.
- Create different channels based on topics or themes to keep discussions organized.
B. Customizing Your Server
Discord offers several options for customizing the appearance of your server. You can access these settings by navigating to the “Server Settings” menu and selecting the “Appearance” tab. Server Icon:
- You can change or upload a new server icon by clicking on the current icon in the “Server Settings” menu.
- Select an image from your computer and set it as your server’s icon.
2. Server Banner:
- If you want to add a banner to your server, click on the “Banner” tab in the “Appearance” section of the “Server Settings” menu.
- Choose an image that represents your community well and upload it as your server banner.
Step 3: Inviting Members
Your Discord server is now ready to welcome members! To invite people to join your server, follow these steps:
1. In the left-hand side panel of Discord, right-click on your server’s name and select “Invite People”. A new window will appear with an invitation link. You can set the expiration time for the link and limit the number of uses if necessary. Copy the invitation link and share it with your community members through various platforms like social media, forums, or email.
Step 4: Moderating Your Server
Moderation is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy and positive community environment. Here are some tips to help you moderate your server effectively:
1. Roles and Permissions:
- Create different roles with specific permissions to assign to your community members.
- Assign moderators or administrators who can help you manage the server. Moderation Bots:
- Add moderation bots to your server to automate moderation tasks and enforce rules.
- Bots like Dyno or MEE6 can help you with automoderation, welcome messages, and much more.
Congratulations! You now know how to create an official Discord server from scratch.
Remember, a successful Discord community thrives on active participation, engaging content, and effective moderation. Keep experimenting with different features and settings to make your server unique!