Basic Discord Bot

 import os
import discord
from discord.ext import commands

intents = discord.Intents.default()

# Initialize the bot with "/" as the prefix
bot = commands.Bot(command_prefix="/", intents=intents)
bot_token = os.environ.get('DISCORD_BOT_TOKEN')

# Event: Bot is ready
async def on_ready():
    print(f'Logged in as {}')

def main():
    # Checking if the Discord bot token exists
    if not bot_token:
        print("Let's fix that together! 😊 Here's how:\n" +
              "1. 🌐 Go to the Discord Developer Portal. 🌐\n" +
              "2. 🆕 Create a new application and navigate to the 'Bot' section. 🤖\n" +
              "3. 📋 Under the 'TOKEN' section, click 'Reset Token' to get your Discord bot token and confirm by clicking 'Yes, do it'. 🔑\n" +
              "4. 🤖 If your bot will have any ability to read/reply to messages, then under the 'BOT' section, enable the slider titled 'Message Content Intent' ✅" +
              "5. 🔐 Set the 'DISCORD_BOT_TOKEN' in the Env Secrets tab with your bot token from step 3. 🔐\n" +

About this template

A Discord bot that does nothing (excellent starting point). Think of it as the plain paper of Discord bots. It does nothing at all and you can turn it into whatever you want. All you need to set is a Discord bot token from your Discord developer portal and boom! You're done.

Introduction to the Basic Discord Bot Template

Welcome to the Basic Discord Bot template! This template provides you with the foundational code to create your very own Discord bot. Whether you're looking to build a bot for fun, for your community, or for productivity, this template is the perfect starting point. It comes with the essential setup that allows your bot to log in and be ready for further development.

Getting Started with the Template

To begin using this template, simply click on "Start with this Template" on the Lazy platform. This will set up the template in your Lazy Builder interface, pre-populating the code so you can start customizing your bot right away.

Initial Setup: Adding Environment Secrets

Before you can test and deploy your bot, you'll need to set up an environment secret for your Discord bot token. Here's how to do it:

  • Go to the Discord Developer Portal and create a new application.
  • Navigate to the 'Bot' section and click 'Reset Token' to get your Discord bot token.
  • Enable the 'Message Content Intent' if your bot will read or reply to messages.
  • In the Lazy Builder, go to the Environment Secrets tab.
  • Set the 'DISCORD_BOT_TOKEN' with the token you obtained from the Discord Developer Portal.

Remember, this token is like a password for your bot, so keep it secure and never share it publicly.

Test: Deploying the App

Once you have set up your environment secret, you can deploy your bot by pressing the "Test" button. This will launch the Lazy CLI, and if there are any additional prompts for user input, you will be able to provide it there.

Using the App

After deploying your bot, it will be live on Discord, but it won't do much yet. This is where your creativity comes in! You can start adding commands and functionalities to your bot by editing the code in the Lazy Builder interface. Use the provided template as a starting point to build the features you want.

Integrating the App

Once your bot is ready and has the functionalities you desire, you can invite it to your Discord server to start interacting with users. To do this, you'll need to generate an invite link from the Discord Developer Portal and use it to add your bot to the server.

  • In the Discord Developer Portal, navigate to the 'OAuth2' section.
  • Select the 'bot' scope and the permissions your bot requires.
  • Use the generated URL to invite your bot to your Discord server.

Now your bot is integrated into your server and ready to interact with your community!

Remember, this is just the beginning. As you grow more comfortable with the code and the Lazy platform, you can continue to expand your bot's capabilities and make it truly unique. Happy building!

Last published
May 18, 2024

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Basic Discord Bot