Python Discord Bot Template

This repository is a template that everyone can use for the start of their discord bot.

When I first started creating my discord bot it took me a while to get everything setup and working with cogs and more. I would've been happy if there were any template existing. But there wasn't any existing template. That's why I decided to create my own template to let you guys create your discord bot in an easy way.

Please note that this template is not supposed to be the best template, but a good template to start learning how works and to make your own bot in a simple way. You're

If you play to use this template to make your own template or bot, please give me credits, it would be greatly appreciated.



If you need some help for something, do not hesitate to join my discord server here.

All the updates of the template are available here.

How to download it

This repository is now a template, on the top left you can simple click on "Use this template" to create a GitHub repository based on this template.

Alternatively you can do the following:

  • Clone/Download the repository
    • To clone it and get the updates you can definitely use the command git clone
  • Create a discord bot here
  • Get your bot token
  • Invite your bot on servers using the following invite: (Replace YOUR_APPLICATION_ID_HERE with the application ID)

How to setup

To setup the bot I made it as simple as possible. I now created a file where you can put the needed things to edit.

Here is an explanation of what everything is:

| Variable | What it is | | ----------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------| | YOUR_BOT_PREFIX_HERE | The prefix(es) of your bot | | YOUR_BOT_TOKEN_HERE | The token of your bot | | APPLICATION_ID | The application ID of your bot | | OWNERS | The user ID of all the bot owners | | BLACKLIST | The user ID of all the users who can't use the bot |

How to start

To start the bot you simply need to launch, either your terminal (Linux, Mac & Windows) or your Command Prompt (Windows).

Before running the bot you will need to install all the requirements with this command:

pip install -r requirements.txt

If you have multiple versions of python installed (2.x and 3.x) then you will need to use the following command:


or eventually


If you have just installed python today, then you just need to use the following command:


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Issues or Questions

If you have any issues or questions of how to code a specific command, you can:

  • Join my discord server here
  • Post them here

Me or other people will take their time to answer and help you.


We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.

Bots who used this template

DM Krypton#7331 to get yourself in this list


This project is licensed under the Apache License 2.0 - see the file for details