What is Discord and how do I set up my private Discord server?

Learn about the purpose of a Discord server and how to set yours up with artst.

A Discord Server is a private online community forum, where members can interact, post and share anything they want with other members, including yourself. Imagine a private facebook group but with the features and structure of a subreddit. To learn more about Discord, check out their website.

First, you must create an account on Discord. If you're having trouble with this, please read this article on how to create an account.

Once you have an account, you can either create a new server especially for your artst members, or you can connect an existing server that you already have with your fans. We recommend using a new server to give members a feeling of exclusivity, but you could also create private channels (in an existing server) for your members on artst.

Screenshot 2021-01-15 at 4.56.26 pmTo create a new server, go to Discord and click on the big “+” button on the side bar.

We recommend using the “Artists & Creators” template as this will be best suited to your needs, but you are free to use any template that feels right to you. Follow the instructions and create your server.

You need to make sure your Discord server is private so that only your members can join. Check out this article on how to make your server private.

To finish setting up your Discord Server with artst, click on the name of your server above the list of channels to view the dropdown picture below.

Screenshot 2021-01-17 at 9.20.18 pmClick on "Invite People"

Your unique invite link will be displayed. Be sure to check the box next to, "Set the link to never expire"

Copy this link and paste it into the “Discord Server Invite” in your Profile Settings in the artst web app and click Save. Your members will now have access to your server via your artst Hub in the artst app.

Now that your server is set up, feel free to check out the Discord Help Centre to learn more about setting up roles, chat rooms and other additional features.