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Welcome to the html-embed tutorial!


This tutorial assumes you have already completed the Getting Started with WidgetBot tutorial. If you have not, please read it and invite a cluster bot.

Need help?

If you need any assistance adding WidgetBot, please ask in the server. However, please make sure you mention what the issue is, send your code in a codeblock (```), include your server id and WidgetBot instance, and optionally include a link to your site.

This tutorial assumes you have already completed the Getting Started with WidgetBot tutorial.

Getting Started

To get started, add the following code where you want the widget to display.

Example Code

<script src=""></script>

If you run your site with this code, you should see the widget, showing the official WidgetBot server.

Setting your server

As you can see, there are 3 parts to this code: the Server ID, Channel ID, and shard. (There's also the width and height for setting the size of the embed.)

You can get the Server and Channel IDs from Discord.

  • One way is to open Discord in your browser and take them from the URL. The URL has the following format:
  • Another way is to go to the Appearance tab in User Settings, and turn on Developer Mode. Then, right-click the server icon or channel and click Copy ID.


The Channel ID you choose will be the default channel that will show when Crate opens. However, the user can switch the channel.

The shard is the WidgetBot instance you are using. This can be one of the following:

  • Your self-hosted instance


You must use the correct shard for the bot you added to your server. Also, make sure there is no slash at the end of the shard.

Once you set the Server ID, Channel ID, and Shard, the widget should now show your server when you open it.


You have successfully set up WidgetBot. However you can further customize WidgetBot to your needs. Read below for more info.


You can use html-embed's API to access WidgetBot's embed-api. For more info, click here.