BotDisco makes it easy to create custom bots that can perform a variety of tasks on Discord. In this article, we'll show you how to create a custom bot using BotDisco. Let's get started!
Step 1: Go to the Custom Bot Tab on Dashboard
Log in to your BotDisco account and navigate to the Custom Bot tab on your dashboard. Here, you can begin the process of creating your custom bot.
Step 2: Create an Application on the Discord Developer Portal
Before you can create a custom bot, you'll need to create an application on the Discord Developer Portal. This is where you'll give your custom bot a name and set up its basic functionality. To create an application on the Discord Developer Portal, follow these steps:
Log in to the Discord Developer Portal (https://discord.com/developers/applications)
Click on the "New Application" button in the top right corner of the page.
Give your application a name and click on the "Create" button.
Step 3: Add a Bot
Once you've created your application on the Discord Developer Portal, you'll need to create a bot and add it to your application. To do this, follow these steps:
Click on the "Bot" tab on the left-hand side of the page.
Click on the "Add Bot" button in the middle of the page.
Step 4: Enter Your Bot's Token
After you've created your bot on the Discord Developer Portal, you'll need to enter your bot's token on our dashboard. This is what allows our website to communicate with your bot and control its behavior. To enter your bot's token on our dashboard, follow these steps:
Copy your bot's token from the Discord Developer Portal.
Paste your bot's token into the "Bot Token" field on our dashboard.
Step 5: Turn on Privileged Gateway Intents
Finally, you'll need to turn on privileged gateway intents for your custom bot. This is necessary to allow your bot to perform certain actions, such as reading and sending messages. To turn on privileged gateway intents, follow these steps:
Go back to the Discord Developer Portal and click on the "Bot" tab.
Scroll down to the "Privileged Gateway Intents" section and turn on the "Server Members Intent", "Message Content Intent" and "Presence Intent" options.
Step 6: Save!
Once you've completed all of the previous steps, be sure to save your changes on our website. Congratulations, you've successfully created a custom bot using BotDisco!