discord.js start code

Discord.js Start Code

If you want to build a Discord bot with JavaScript, Discord.js is one of the most popular libraries out there. Here's how to get started:

Step 1: Install Node.js and Discord.js

First, you need to install Node.js on your computer. You can download it from the official website: https://nodejs.org/

After installing Node.js, open your command prompt or terminal and type:

npm install discord.js

This will install the Discord.js library.

Step 2: Create a new Discord application

Go to the Discord Developer Portal and create a new application. Give it a name and an avatar if you want. Then, go to the "Bot" section and click "Add Bot". This will create a bot for your application.

Step 3: Invite your bot to your server

Go to the "OAuth2" section of your application in the Developer Portal. Under "Scopes", select "bot". Then, under "Bot Permissions", select the permissions you want your bot to have. Copy the generated link and paste it into your browser. Select the server you want to add your bot to and click "Authorize". Your bot should now be in your server.

Step 4: Write your code

Now you can start writing your Discord bot code. Here's a simple example:

// Require the necessary packages
const Discord = require('discord.js');

// Create a new client instance
const client = new Discord.Client();

// Login the client to the Discord servers

Replace "your-bot-token-here" with the token you got from the Developer Portal under the "Bot" section. This token is like a password for your bot, so keep it secret.

Step 5: Run your bot

To run your bot, open your command prompt or terminal, navigate to the folder where you saved your bot code, and type:

node your-bot-file.js

Replace "your-bot-file.js" with the name of your bot file.

Congratulations, you've created your first Discord bot with Discord.js!

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