For the past few months, ChatGPT’s incredible AI conversation skills have stunned the world. Despite Microsoft’s multimillion-dollar investment in integrating it into Bing, you can add your own ChatGPT chatbot to your website with a simple plugin. Even better, setting it up and getting it going will take you no more than a few minutes at most.
You’ll need the following in order to create your own chatbot:
- Web page built with the WordPress content management system
- Your own OpenAI account (they make ChatGPT): To create one, go to openai.com and use the “API” tab to register.
- Downloading and installing Jordy Meow’s AI Engine plugin for WordPress is a breeze.
How Can You Build A ChatGPT Chatbot For Your Website In Minutes?
The AI Engine plugin may be activated from the WordPress administration area by going to Meow Apps and then AI Engine. Choose the Chatbot menu option.
You can change the way your chatbot acts and appears using the many settings here. It’s worth noting that you can install as many chatbots as you like across your site, and that each one can be tailored to its own purpose.
The “context” drop-down menu is one of the most important options here. The AI can then be customised to reflect your own interests and preferences. To help the visitors of my website, BigTechQuestion.com, I’ve programmed a chatbot to answer their questions and demystify technical terms in a helpful and engaging manner.
A website for a comedy club might benefit from a chatbot with a more playful tone when interacting with visitors. For use on a kid-friendly instructional website, the AI should be programmed to speak at the level of a fifth-grader.
You may personalise your virtual assistant by giving it a name and a greeting using the chatbot creator. Evidently, it’s programmed to mimic the behaviour of ChatGPT, the revolutionary chatbot that has just reshaped the entire AI industry.
The remaining settings on this page are more granular and pertain to the particular AI conversation model you’ll employ to provide feedback. Although I won’t go into detail here, I will state that the preconfigured parameters should be adequate for most applications and that it’s recommended that you study the relevant section of the OpenAI manual to learn more.
You may also see the “Pro only” Content Aware option at the screenshot’s bottom. Because of this, users can ask inquiries regarding the content of a lengthy web page without having to read it all, as the chatbot will have essentially read the page on which it is placed.
Customers of your automobile rental service, for instance, might have inquiries like “what’s the limit mileage?” without having to read the entire terms and conditions page. Pro accounts start from $30 per site, so this wouldn’t be a costly option.
Launching The Chatbot On Your Site
You can easily integrate the chatbot into your site. If you’re using WordPress, you’ll find a shortcode for incorporating your chatbot into a post or page beneath the chatbot builder. You next paste the code into your website or post where you want the chatbot to appear.
The chatbot’s layout can be customised, and its presentation can be toggled between a pop-up and full screen.
Keep An Eye On The Expenses!
There is a cost associated with using OpenAI’s server, despite the fact that the plugin itself is free. Although it’s cheap (a penny or less per question and answer), the fees might add up rapidly if your site gets a lot of traffic or if visitors abuse the chatbot.
The plugin keeps a running track of how much money you’re spending on API calls, but you can prevent yourself from receiving an unexpectedly large bill by limiting your API usage in your OpenAI account settings. You may access these by going to Manage Account > Billing > Usage limitations after clicking on your profile in the top right corner of the OpenAI homepage.
As soon as your monthly budget is reached, the chatbot will cease responding to user inquiries and display an error message. Not a good user experience by any stretch of the imagination, so be mindful with your bills, especially in the beginning phases.