Setting up a test server and bot account

Setting up a Test Server

  1. Create a Discord Server if you haven't got one already to use for testing.

Setting up a Bot Account

  1. Go to the Discord Developers Portal.
  2. Click on the New Application button, enter your desired bot name, and click Create.
  3. In your new application, go to the Bot tab, click Add Bot, and confirm Yes, do it!
  4. Change your bot's Public Bot setting off so only you can invite it, save, and then get your Bot Token with the Copy button.

    Note: DO NOT post your bot token anywhere public, or it can and will be compromised.

  5. Save your Bot Token somewhere safe to use in the project settings later.
  6. In the General Information tab, grab the Client ID.
  7. Replace <CLIENT_ID_HERE> in the following URL and visit it in the browser to invite your bot to your new test server.
https://discordapp.com/api/oauth2/authorize?client_id=<CLIENT_ID_HERE>&permissions=8&scope=bot

Optionally, you can generate your own invite url in the OAuth tab, after selecting bot as the scope.


Obtain the IDs

First, enable developer mode in your client so you can easily copy IDs.

  1. Go to your User Settings and click on the Appearance tab.
  2. Under Advanced, enable Developer Mode.
Guild ID

Right click the server icon and click Copy ID.

Channel ID

Right click a channel name and click Copy ID.

Role ID

Right click a role and click Copy ID. The easiest way to do this is by going to the role list in the guild's settings.

Emoji ID

Insert the emoji into the Discord text box, then add a backslash \ right before the emoji and send the message. The result should be similar to the following

<:bbmessage:511950877733552138>

The long number you see, in this case 511950877733552138, is the emoji's ID.

Webhook ID

Once a webhook is created, the ID is found in the penultimate part of the URL. For example, in the following URL, 661995360146817053 is the ID of the webhook.

https://discordapp.com/api/webhooks/661995360146817053/t-9mI2VehOGcPuPS_F8R-6mB258Ob6K7ifhtoxerCvWyM9VEQug-anUr4hCHzdbhzfbz