Step by step guide on how to build a Discord bot in Python:

  1. First, make sure you have Python installed on your computer. You can check if you have it installed by opening a terminal or command prompt and typing python --version. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the official Python website (
  2. Next, you’ll need to install the Discord API wrapper for Python called You can do this by opening a terminal or command prompt and typing pip install This will install the latest version of for you.
  3. Now it’s time to create a new Discord bot. Head to the Discord Developer Portal ( and log in with your Discord account. Click on the “New Application” button, give your application a name, and click the “Create” button.
  4. On the next page, click the “Create a Bot” button under the “Settings” tab. This will generate a new bot for you and give you a token that you can use to authenticate your bot with the Discord API. Keep this token secret, as anyone with the token will be able to control your bot.
  5. Next, you’ll need to invite your bot to your Discord server. To do this, click on the “Generate Link” button under the “OAuth2” tab and select the “bot” scope. This will generate a link that you can use to invite your bot to your server. Click the link and select the server you want to add your bot to.
  6. Now it’s time to start writing some code. Create a new Python script and import the discord module at the top of the file:
import discord
  1. Next, create a new Client object and use the run method to start the bot:
client = discord.Client()

async def on_ready():
    print(f'{client.user} has connected to Discord!')'YOUR_BOT_TOKEN_HERE')

Replace YOUR_BOT_TOKEN_HERE with the token you obtained in step 4.

  1. Save the file and run it with python If everything is set up correctly, your bot should now be online in your Discord server.
  2. You can now start adding functionality to your bot by handling events and responding to commands. For example, you can use the on_message event to have the bot respond to messages in the server:
async def on_message(message):
    if == client.user:

    if message.content.startswith('!hello'):

This code will have the bot respond with “Hello!” whenever it sees a message starting with “!hello”.

There are many different ideas you could build as a Discord bot, depending on your interests and the needs of your community. Some examples include:

  • A moderation bot that helps keep your server clean and organized by automatically deleting spam or inappropriate messages, or by providing tools for moderators to use.
  • A fun bot that adds games and other interactive features to your server, such as trivia quizzes, minigames, or card games.
  • A utility bot that provides useful tools and information to your users, such as weather forecasts, stock prices, or language translation.
  • A music bot that lets users play music in their voice channels, either by searching for songs on platforms like YouTube or Spotify, or by allowing users to upload their own tracks.
  • A role management bot that helps users self-assign roles or manage permissions in your server, such as by setting up a reaction-based role menu or allowing users to assign roles to themselves using commands.
  • A custom bot that integrates with other APIs or services, such as a chatbot that uses natural language processing to hold conversations with users, or a bot that allows users to track their favorite sports teams or players.

These are just a few ideas, and the possibilities are endless depending on your creativity and the needs of your community.

By Tech Thompson

Tech Thompson is a software blogger and developer with over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He has worked on a wide range of software projects for Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, and has gained a reputation as a leading expert in software development and design.

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