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Building a Discord Bot (Basic Setups)

vishnudileesh profile image Vishnu Dileesh ・2 min read

Discord bots are a great way to add engagement to the servers. They are also fun to build and share with friends.

I always love to keep the official docs open for quick reference
https://discordjs.guide/
This tutorial from Digital Ocean was very handy while I got started
Digital Ocean Nodejs Discord Bot - tutorial

Before jumping into coding, we first need to set up a discord bot using the discord's application dashboard

Create an App by clicking the button - New Application

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Now click on the button - Bot

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On bot page - click on the button - Add Bot

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Now we are on the newly added Bot page, here we can see information on our bot, including secrets like Token, which has to be kept a secret. They are never meant to be shared with anyone.

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Now let's invite the bot to our server, click on the button - OAuth2. On the 0Auth2 page choose scope as bot and bot permissions as Administrator

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Copy the link and paste it on a new tab in your browser, and select the server in which you want to add your newly born baby bot

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Then approve the needed permissions for the bot to function on your server of choice and click Authorize

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Ones Authorized, your bot is all set to bring joy to your Discord Server.

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For the bot to be functional we need to do some actual coding
In future posts, We will do a walkthrough of building Discord bots

If you got any Discord Bot ideas, comment below

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