Did you create a Discord server and now want to add rules?
It’s a great decision. A Discord server without rules is chaotic and promotes terrible things.
Rules create a safe environment for users to interact with one another.
How to add rules to a Discord server?
To add rules to your Discord servers, do this:
- Click on your server’s name
- Go to “Server Settings”
- Select “Enable Community” – “Get Started”
- Set up the community by clicking on “Next” several times
- Go to “Membership Screening” and click on “Set up Membership Screening”
- Under the “Server Rules”, click on “Get Started”
- Enter your rules and save them
This guide will explain how to add rules to your Discord server, step by step.
Keep reading to find out more!
How Can You Add Rules to Your Discord Server?
Adding rules to a Discord server isn’t complicated, but it’s pretty hard to do without a guide.
Discord’s settings aren’t explicit sometimes, which is one of those times.
First, you need to go to your server’s settings, not the Discord settings.
Then, go to the “Enable Community” tab and select “Get Started.”
Finish the setup process and then go to “Membership Screening” and set up your server rules.
Follow the steps below to do this:
1. Click on your server’s name and select “Server Settings.”
The first thing you should do is go to your Discord server’s settings.
This is where many people mistake the “Server Settings” for the “User Settings.”
The user settings are easily accessible by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom of the Discord app.
But the “Server Settings” are hidden under your server’s name.
Click on it and then select “Server Settings.”
2. Select “Enable Community” and click on “Get Started.”
To set up rules for your Discord server, you must go to the Community tab in your server’s settings.
Look to the left-hand sidebar. You’ll see several options there. A bit below, you’ll see the “Community” menu.
The first option under it is the “Enable Community” option. Click on it.
Then, click “Get Started” on the main window, under the “Are you building a community?” question.
3. Click on “Next.”
After you click “Get Started,” you’ll go through the setup process.
The first step is selecting “Next” on the Verification Level and Explicit Media Content Filter options.
These options are checked by default, so there’s nothing you can change here.
Click on “Next” to continue.
4. Select “Next” again
This next step will require you to create a Rules/Guidelines Channel and a Community Updates Channel.
We recommend leaving these options as they are – “Create one for me.”
Alternatively, you can customize them if you know what you’re doing.
When you’re done, click “Next” and proceed to the next step.
You’re nearly there!
5. Check all three options and click on “Finish Setup”
During the last step of the setup process, you need to check three possibilities:
- Default notifications to Mentions Only
- Remove moderation permissions for @everyone
- I agree and understand
You need to check the second option if you want only moderators and the owner to have moderation permissions.
We also recommend checking the first option because it improves the ease of use for all server members.
Finally, check the “I agree and understand” and click on “Finish Setup.”
6. Select “Membership Screening” and click on “Set up Membership Screening”
After you’re done with the Community set up process, new menus will appear in the left-hand side menu, under the “Community” tab.
Go to the “Membership Screening” menu and click “Set up Membership Screening.”
This screening refers to security measures and rules you can create for your server.
Members will need to adhere to these rules to remain on the server.
7. Click on “Get Started”
After you begin the Membership Screening process, scroll down until you see the “Set up server rules!” box.
Under it, you’ll see the “Get Started” button. Click on it to create some new server rules for your Discord server.
Move to the next step for the final phase of this guide!
8. Enter your rules and save the changes
This is where you can add your rules for the Discord server.
You have a few example rules provided by Discord, but you can add anything you think is essential.
Click on the “Add a rule” button to create more fields for more rules.
When you’re done, click “Save” at the bottom of the screen to save your changes and add the rules.
9. Click on “Enable.”
After you click “Save,” you’ll be taken to the Membership Screening page on Discord.
You’ll notice a section named “Your changes are saved automatically. Don’t forget to enable when you’re finished!”.
You must enable the changes you make here if you want them to be activated on your Discord server.
This includes adding new rules for the server.
Click on “Enable” to validate the changes to the Discord server.
Don’t forget to add a server description in the section under the “Enable” button.
New members will be welcomed by the rules you added when they enter your Discord server.
They’ll have to agree with these rules before accessing the server. Otherwise, they won’t be able to use the Discord server to its full capacity.
Adding rules to a Discord server is something every server owner must do.
You can’t have a server without rules because it’ll become chaotic.
Rules are a must if you want to maintain your Discord server as best as possible.
To add rules to a Discord server, go to Server Settings – Enable Community – Get Started – Next x3 – Membership Screening – Set Up Membership Screening – Server Rules – Get Started – Save – Enable.
That’s all you have to do to add rules to your Discord server.
If the users don’t agree to the rules you impose, they won’t be able to gain access to your Discord server.
Moreover, if they break the rules, you can ban them!