ChatGPT has blown everyone away over the past few months with its amazing AI conversation skills. Microsoft’s spending millions building it into Bing, but you can have your very own ChatGPT chatbot built into your website using a free plugin. And it will only take you a matter of minutes to get it up and running.
To build your own chatbot you’re going to need the following:
- A WordPress-based website
- An account with OpenAI, the makers of ChatGPT – you can sign up for an account on the OpenAI website by clicking on the ‘API’ link at the top of the site
- Jordy Meow’s AI Engine plugin, which is free to download and install on your WordPress site
How to create your AI chatbot
Once you’ve installed The AI Engine plugin, look for Meow Apps in the menu of your WordPress dashboard and select AI Engine from the sub-menu. Then click the Chatbot tab.
Here you’ll find lots of options that allow you to tweak the behavior and look of your chatbot. By the way, you can have more than one chatbot on different parts of your site, each of which is customizable.
One of the key settings here is the ‘context’ box. This allows you to give the AI a personality. I’ve built this chatbot for my tech help website, BigTechQuestion.com, so I’ve asked it to be a friendly, creative helper that explains technical jargon to the readers.
If you were running a website for a comedy venue, you might want your chatbot to be more jokey and light-hearted with customers. If you’re putting it on an educational website aimed at children, you might