How to Make a Welcome Channel in Discord – (MEE6 & CarlBot)

In this article, I will explain how to make a welcome channel discord both through Carlbot and MEE6.

After coming on Discord and creating a server first thing is that you should set up a welcome message for new members joining your discord server.

Many people are switching to discord as it’s becoming one of the best applications to communicate not only in the Gaming community but many other communities as well.

 

How to Make a Welcome Channel on Discord with MEE6 

MEE6 is one of the most popular and best bots for discord and most of the users are using this bot to set up the welcome channel on their discord server.

This entire process needs to be done in 4 steps

 

Step 1 – Create a Discord Welcome Channel

In the first step, you need a channel in your discord server where MEE6 will be configured.

Follow the below steps to create a discord welcome channel.

  1. Open Discord Server in which you want to create a welcome channel.
  2. In the text channel section, click on the + icon to create a channel, and doing this will bring up a new box of Create channel. 
    Create a Welcome Channel on DIscord
    Create a Welcome Channel on Discord

     

  3. In the channel type keep it selected to Text and in the channel name type “Welcome”.
  4. If you wish to keep this channel private, you can enable the toggle of the private channel. This is not mandatory and is all up to you.
  5. Once done click on Create channel.


Great, you have successfully created a welcome channel and now let’s set up the permission for this channel.

You will now see a welcome channel created in your server, just drag it to the top.

 

 

Step 2 – Set up Permission for Welcome Channel

As a welcome channel on a discord server is only to welcome new members so we need to disable the permission of “Send Messages” and enable the permission of “Read messages”.

Follow these quick steps

  • Click on the settings gear icon located at the right-hand side of the welcome channel.
  • From the settings, left-hand menu option, click on the Permissions tab and then make sure the role is selected to “Everyone”. 
    How to set permissions for discord welcome channel
    How to set permissions for discord welcome channel

     

  • Check✅ the option of “Read Messages” and “Read Messages history” to enable this permission.
  • Now disable the permission of “Send Messages” by clicking on the red X.
  • Click on Save changes.

So you are all set with the channel creation and permission part, so let’s move and add MEE6 to your discord server.

 

 

Step 3 – Add MEE6 Bot to Discord Server

So now it’s time to connect the MEE6 bot to your discord server which is easy and once done we will move to configure the welcome channel.

  • Open your browser and navigate to the MEE6 official website.
  • On the MEE6 website, scroll down a bit and click on the Add to Discord button. 
    Add MEE6 to Discord Server
    Add MEE6 to Discord Server

     

  • A new box will appear where it will ask you to log in with your discord account to authorize MEE6.
    This may automatically get logged in if you are logged in to discord on another tab, so make sure you are logged in with your right discord account and then click on Authorize.
  • There may be an error message email already registered or a new login location detected so you need to verify through your email.
  • You will now be logged in to MEE6 with your discord account and will display all your discord servers.
  • Choose the server where you want to add the MEE6 bot and then click on GO.

Okay so you have now successfully added the MEE6 bot to your discord server and we can now configure the welcome channel with MEE6.

 

 

Step 4- Configure MEE6 Bot for Welcome Channel

You will now be on the MEE6 dashboard and this would be showing you the plugin gallery. 

We need to enable the Welcome plugin here, though most of the time the welcome plugin gets automatically enabled as soon as you add MEE6 to your server

But still, you need to check if the welcome plugin in MEE6 is enabled or not.

  • Open the MEE6 dashboard, scroll down a bit, and under server management, you will find Welcome, if it’s green then it’s added, and if grey then, click on the toggle to enable it. 
    How to set up a welcome channel in discord
    How to set up a welcome channel in discord

     

  • Once enabled click on the Welcome plugin to bring up the options.
  • Here enable the first option of “Send a message when a user joins the server” and once you enable the other options will be expanded.
  • Under the “Welcome message channel” drop-down choose the channel Welcome that you created in the first step. 
    How to make a welcome channel discord with MEE6
    How to make a welcome channel discord with MEE6

     

  • In the next step, you will get the message box with two options of “Text” and “Embed”. By default the message with code is already there, so leave it until you don’t have any better text or embed message.
  • The next option is “Send a welcome card when a user joins the server” and if you enable this option users will get a welcome card with information like server member count. 
     MEE6 Welcome channel settings
    MEE6 Welcome channel settings

     

  • At the bottom, you will find a few more options like “Give a role to new users” and “Send a message when a user leaves the server“. This is totally optional and you can enable it according to your needs.
  • Once done click on save and you are all set.

So now you have successfully created a welcome channel for your discord server. Let’s see how you can create a welcome channel with Carl bot.

 

How to Make a Welcome Channel on Discord with Carl Bot

Carl bot is another best bot for discord with many free features like setting up a welcome message channel on the server.

I am including this second bot in this article because many of you might be using MEE6 and Carlbot. So you pick any of the bots depending on which you were using before and whichever suits you best.

This also will be done in 3 steps and we will skip the first part of creating a discord welcome channel as is already explained above.

 

Step 1 –  Create a Welcome Channel and Setup Permission

Create a Welcome channel on the server where you want to welcome the new users joining your server.

If you have already created, move to the next step, and if not then scroll above and see how to create a welcome channel on the discord server.

Once created, set up permission for the channel by reading step no 2 explained above.

 

Step 2 –  Add Carlbot to your Discord Server

Adding Carlbot to the discord server is very easy and can be done in a few simple steps. 

Follow the below steps

  1. Navigate to Carlbot official website and click on the option of “Login with Discord”.
  2. This will now take you to the discord login page, kindly log in with your discord account and then authorize the permission.
  3. Once added, it will take you to the dashboard with a list of servers you have on your discord. 
    Connect Discord server to Carlbot
    Connect Discord server to Carlbot

     

  4. Choose the server where you want to add Carlbot to configure the Welcome channel.
  5. In the next step, click on Continue and then on Authorize. Go with a human captcha verification also if prompted.

Next click on Get started and Carlbot is now added to your Discord server and you can now configure it very quickly.

 

Step 3 – Configure CarlBot to Discord Welcome Channel

There has been a lot of change in the Carl bot dashboard so this is the updated dashboard to better understand how to make a welcome channel discord with Carlbot.

How to make a Welcome Channel in Discord With Carlbot Preset Option

  1. Open Carlbot dashboard and in the front screen you will see the General option, so simply click on Next to proceed to the Welcome setup. 
    General setup of Carlbot
    General setup of Carlbot

     

  2. In the welcome setup screen, you will have two options where you can either go with the “Preset” option to make it simple. But if you want to set up your own custom message then choose the option of “Custom”.
  3. Here I will go with the Preset option first so choose Preset and then it will ask for a channel, click on the drop-down to choose the Welcome channel that you created in the first step, and then click on Next. 
    how to make a welcome channel discord
    how to make a welcome channel discord

     

That’s it and you are all set. You can go back to your discord server and give a command to check how this is working.

Type the command !testgreet and hit enter, a test welcome message will be displayed.

 

How to Make a Custom Welcome Message Channel on Discord With Carlbot 

If you wish to go with some more attractive welcome messages, then there will be some work for you.

Don’t worry I will explain step by step just follow the below steps.

NOTE:- Make sure your discord developer mode is on, you can do it by going to settings > Advanced > Developer mode.
  • Navigate to Carlbot website and click on Manage as you have already joined with your discord.
  • Now click on the server where you want to have a custom or embed welcome channel.
  • Now from the left-hand settings menu option, click on Welcome. 
    How to make a custom welcome channel in discord
    How to make a custom welcome channel in discord

     

  • On the right-hand side Welcome message box you can type the custom message and also use the Embed Builder option.
  • Click on Show embed builder and now let’s start creating an embed message for the discord welcome channel.
  • In the Icon Url box paste the URL of the picture that will represent your server. You can either upload on the discord server and then copy the link or you can also copy from google.

  • In the name section type the variable {server} and in the description type Hey {mention} Welcome to {server}.
  • Now in the image URL box paste the link of any GIF or Image. You can look on google by typing Welcome GIF or Images. Note you must have discord nitro to use GIF.  
  • In the thumbnail URL box type {user(avatar)} as this will display the avatar of every member that joins the server. 
    How to make a Welcome channel Discord
    How to make a Welcome channel Discord

     

  • You can change the embed line color by clicking on the Toggle color picker. Choose the one that you like.

Once done click on Save and you are all set. Now here for more variables and options, you can spend some time on Carlbot.

 

FINAL WORDS

Setting up a Welcome channel keeps your server professional and also welcomes new members.

You learned how to make a welcome channel on discord both through MEE6 and Carlbot, you better choose the one you are comfortable with.

Once you have created the welcome channel and configured it with the bot make sure you test it either with the test command or joining the server from any other discord account.

Let me know which bot you liked the most and which one is better to make a custom welcome message channel on discord.

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