Discord is one of the most popular voice and text apps for communities. If you run a Discord Server you can automatically reward your Ko-fi supporters with Discord roles for one-off or monthly support. You’ll soon be able to assign roles based on membership tiers too!
Setting up Discord Roles
In your Discord Settings click "Connect Discord Server", login to Discord and select the server that you want to connect to Ko-fi and click "Continue".
Next, you will need to authorize permissions for Ko-fi to Manage Roles and Create Invites, make sure to keep these selected and then click "Authorize".
You will then see that your Discord server has been successfully connected to your Ko-fi account.
You can disconnect from Discord at any time by clicking the "Connected" button.
Make Ko-fi Bot the Top Role
Please, make sure that the Ko-fi bot is at the top of your Roles and do not change its permissions to ensure that all your Discord Roles get assigned correctly.
To learn more about how to set up Roles in Discord, make sure to read their How do I set up Permissions? article.
You can now assign Discord Roles to your Supporters and Subscribers.
Yes, the Discord Roles will automatically be assigned to existing subscribers when their next subscription fee is charged.
One-off supporters who supported you prior to setting up Discord are not assigned Discord Roles (they will need to support again)
Authorising the bot to join your server will give it all the required permissions for it to work, makes sure to not change any of its settings and permissions.
Make sure that Ko-fi Bot has "Create Invite" and "Manage Roles" permissions.