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Getting started with Hydra Bot in Discord Server
Discord is a great platform for making and managing servers for your communities and organizations but it can also be a hard platform to manage without bots. Discord also has a rich ecosystem of bots that can do everything from playing music to helping you moderate your server. Bots are a great way to add extra features to Discord.
Hydra Bot is a powerful Discord bot that can help you manage your server and keep it running smoothly. With its advanced features, you can easily keep track of your server's activity and keep your members engaged. It is a Discord bot that makes it easy to manage your Discord server. With Hydra, you can easily add, remove, and update server roles, manage permissions, create and manage voice and text channels, and more. Hydra is free and open source, proclaimed themselves as "Perfect Discord Bot" with a tag line "Hydra is the only Discord bot you'll ever need!", Hydra bot will surely make your Discord server neat.
In this article, we'll show you how to set up Hydra bot and get it up and running in no time.
Setting up Hydra Bot in Discord Server
Step 1. Open Hydra bot’s website
Look for the hydra bot on Google or open the website hydra.bot then click on "Invite"
Step 2. Inviting the bot
Then select the server you wish to have the Hydra bot added. For this instance, we have selected Chronos Guild. Click Continue. This will redirect you to the next step which is authorizing the Hydra bot for permissions on your server.
Step 3. Giving permissions and authorizing Hydra
Upon adding the bot to the server, you will be asked to authorize the bot for permission. You will be shown these permissions. Don't worry, you can change these permissions later.
Scroll down and you will see the Authorize button. Just click on it.
Step 4. Captcha required
You are then redirected and is required to finish the Captcha and put a check on the box to prove that you are not a robot. You're almost there!
Step 5. Hydra bot Web Dashboard
Then you will be then redirected to Hydra bot's Web Dashboard. You don't need to change anything here yet. //Link here to redirect to 1.1 to set up Web Dashboard
Step 6. Hydra Bot test message
Open your Discord app or in your browser and look for the server which you added the bot in. Hydra should be able to initially send a message on your general channel.
Step 7. Setting up Bot role
Click your Server's name, for this instance, it's Chronos Guild and then select Server Settings.
This will redirect you to the server's settings on which you can tweak the roles and permissions. But for now, let's focus on Hydra bot.
Step 8. Adding the Bot role
Click on Roles and then "Create Role". We will not create a role for bots, especially for Hydra bot since it will be the main bot for most of the server's function.
Upon clicking Create Role, you will see that there will be a role added below "Hydra", named "new role".
Step 9. Changing the name and displaying the Bot role
Click on the role that you created and change it's name to "Bot". You also need to check on "Display role members separately from online members" so that it will be on a separate group role aside from other roles.
We need to do this so that the bot won't be alongside the members of the community.
Step 10. Giving Bot role to Hydra
Click on Manage Members and then look for Hydra. Put a check beside the bot and press Add. This will give the assign the role along with it's permissions.
Now, you will be able to see Hydra below the "Bots" group.
Your Hydra bot is now up and is ready to be customized! The next tutorial that we will have is to customize the bot's other functions.
Set up Hydra Bot Web Dashboard and its functions
This next few steps will be your guide to set up your Hydra bot on your Discord server using the Web Dashboard.
Step 1: Web Dashboard - General
Upon opening the dashboard, you will see Hydra, Hydra 2, Hydra 3 and Hydra Staging. You can unlock Hydra 2 above by purchasing premium but let's focus on the first one, Hydra. Let's start with the General settings.
The functions below are as follows:
- Prefix - this is used to call the commands of the bot in which the bot has access to. The default prefix for Hydra bot is ".".
- Language - this sets your preferred language of the bot.
- DJ Roles - you can select the roles to give the DJ roles to. This will allow you to access and use Admin music commands using the bot.
- Voice channels - the selected channel will be the only voice channel that Hydra can play music.
Step 2: Web Dashboard - Reaction Roles
Here, you can set up reaction roles. Reaction roles are a way to give users roles by having them react to a message with an emoji. This can be useful for giving people roles in a self-serve manner, or for giving people roles that you don't want to have to manually manage.
2.1 Creating roles
Go back to your Discord server, then go to Roles again by clicking Server name > Server Settings > Roles
For this instance I have created a role and changed its name to Verified.
2.2 Setting up Reaction Roles
Go back to the Web Dashboard and click on Reaction Roles. Here you can see the following functions:
- Configuration - This will be displayed on top of the reaction role panel
- Channel - This is the channel where Hydra bot will put the Reaction Roles panel.
- Type - the type of reaction role for the server. The default setup is set to Normal. Here are the other types:
- Normal - Users can toggle (add or remove) their roles.
- Only Add - Users can only add roles to themselves.
- Only Remove - Users can only remove roles from themselves.
- Unique - Users can only have at most one role at all times
- Binding - Users can only add a role to themselves once
- Options - This is where you will add the options on your reaction role panel.
For this setup, we set the Configuration as "Get your role here" , the channel where the panel will be activated is set in #general and the type is Normal.
We can add options of reaction roles. Click on "Add options"
In the option configuration, you can change the emoji on the left side of the name of the button you're creating. For this example, I have set the emoji as a green check and changed the name of the option as Verified. We can also click the "Style" on which color we prefer the button would be. Below is also the option if you want to put an emoji beside the option or you can also disable the button.
Then you will need to add an action to the option that you created. Click on "Add Action"
After clicking Add Action, you will be prompted to choose among these options. Since our goal is to only add a role, click on Add a Role.
You will then be redirected back here. We have to click the drop down menu and look for the role that you want to be added in the option and put a check on it. In this case, it's Verified. Then click "Confirm".
After confirming. We should see a Preview of what we did that looks like this:
Click on "Save", it will automatically be on the general channel. We can test it out if it works by clicking the button. It should give us the role that we made as an option.
2.3 Checking if the Reaction Roles are set up properly
You can check if the role has been added to your profile by clicking on your personal profile on the right side of the server. It should look like this:
Voila, you already have your reaction role set up finished.
Step 3: Web Dashboard - Message Builder
Adding a message builder on discord can help you format your messages in a more organized and professional manner. Additionally, a message builder can help you ensure that your messages are free of errors and are properly formatted.
3.1 Message Builder
By clicking on "Message Builder", we can create a message that will be on the format that we design. Click on "Create new message".
3.2 Create a new message
Here we can format our message. We have to set the following to create an embedded message:
- Name - The name of the message, usually the topic
- Channel - This is where the embedded message will be posted
- Message - The upper part of the message is the header. Below is the title along with the body of the embedded message
Then click "Send Message"
Go back to Discord and the embedded message should look like this:
There you go! You already set up your first embedded message using Hydra bot!
Other Hydra bot functions
Music DJ bot
There are many reasons why music dj in Hydra bot discord is the best. For one, the music dj in Hydra bot discord is incredibly user-friendly and easy to use. Additionally, the music dj in Hydra bot discord provides an extensive music library that is sure to please even the most discerning of music lovers. Finally, the music dj in Hydra bot discord is constantly updated with the latest and greatest hits, ensuring that your music listening experience is always top-notch.
You can see the complete list of commands here: Hydra Bot List of Commands
Hydra bot is a great tool for managing Discord servers efficiently. It is easy to use and has a lot of features that make it a valuable asset for any Discord user. It's packed with features that make it perfect for gaming communities. It is also great bot to use because it is constantly being updated with new features and bug fixes. The Hydra bot on discord is not just helpful, but the developers are also amazing. They are always there to help with whatever you need and are always willing to help out.
For more details, you can contact their support here: https://discord.com/invite/2YbRs2k