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Creating your bot

Configuration files

config.json

If you're here, you have copied your bot's token. If it's not the case, click here.
To keep your token safe, you should create a config.json file in your bot's folder.
The file should look like this:
config.json
{
"token": "insert token here"
}
Usage:
const config = require('./config.json');
console.log(config.token);
If you're using Git or GitHub Desktop, you should add this file to .gitignore

Using environment variables

There is another way to keep your token safe, and it is a better way. For this you'll need to create a new file named .env, your file should look like this:
.env
TOKEN=TOKEN HERE
Usage:
require('dotenv').config();
console.log(process.env.TOKEN);

Installing dotenv

To use .env in your file, you'll need to use dotenv. So let's install it:
npm
yarn
pnpm
npm install dotenv
yarn add dotenv
pnpm add dotenv

Setting up a new bot with TouchGuild

Creating index.js

To code your bot, you'll need a file called index.js
After creating it, you'll be able to setup your bot.
Here's an example of code:
index.js
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// importing TouchGuild
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const { Client } = require("touchguild");
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// If you created a .env file:
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require('dotenv').config();
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const client = new Client({ token: process.env.TOKEN });
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// If you created a configuration file:
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const config = require("./config.json");
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const client = new Client({ token: config.token });
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// detect when a message is created.
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client.on("messageCreate", async (message)=> {
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const member = await message.member;
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if (member.bot == true) return;
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if (message.content == "!ping"){
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message.createMessage({ content: "pong!" });
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}
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});
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client.connect(); // connect to guilded
You're now ready to create many commands as you want for your bot!
Have fun!