How To Build A ChatGPT Chatbot For Your Website
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
What Is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a large language model chatbot developed by OpenAI based on GPT-3.5. It has a remarkable ability to interact in conversational dialogue form and provide responses that can appear surprisingly human.
Large language models perform the task of predicting the next word in a series of words.
Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF) is an additional layer of training that uses human feedback to help ChatGPT learn the ability to follow directions and generate responses that are satisfactory to humans.
ChatGPT runs on a language model architecture created by OpenAI called the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT). The specific GPT used by ChatGPT is fine-tuned from a model in the GPT-3.5 series, according to OpenAI.
However, with a subscription to ChatGPT Plus, you can access ChatGPT with GPT-4, Open AI’s most advanced model.
Generative AI models of this type are trained on vast amounts of information from the internet, including websites, books, news articles, and more.
The language model was fine-tuned using supervised learning as well as reinforcement learning. The use of Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) is what makes ChatGPT especially unique. Through RLHF, human AI trainers provided the model with conversations in which they played both parts, the user and AI assistants, according to OpenAI.
How to Set Up ChatGPT
As an AI language model, ChatGPT is not something that can be set up in the traditional sense of the term. However, if you want to use ChatGPT to interact with users, you can integrate it into your application or website using the OpenAI API.
Here are the steps to integrate ChatGPT into your application:
- Sign up for OpenAI API access: You will need to create an account on the OpenAI website and request access to the API. Once approved, you will receive an API key that you can use to make requests to the API.
- Choose a programming language: OpenAI API supports a variety of programming languages, including Python, Java, Ruby, and more. Choose the language that you are most comfortable with.
- Install the OpenAI API client: You will need to install the OpenAI API client for your chosen programming language. You can find installation instructions on the OpenAI API documentation page.
- Use the API to interact with ChatGPT: Once you have installed the API client, you can use it to make requests to ChatGPT. You will need to provide the API with your API key and the text that you want to send to ChatGPT. The API will return a response that you can use to generate a reply to the user.
- Test and refine: Test your ChatGPT integration thoroughly to make sure that it is working as expected. Refine your implementation as needed to improve the user experience.
How to Build a WordPress Website With ChatGPT
As a language model, ChatGPT can help with various tasks in a web development project. For example, a full-stack developer may use it to:
- Create code snippets and examples to help implement specific functionality or features.
- Answer technical questions related to the website-building project, such as explaining a certain programming concept or best practices.
- Get recommendations for tools, libraries, and resources to streamline the development process and improve efficiency.
Furthermore, this AI model can help users write basic website outlines, design a site and templates, and generate some content ideas.
Choose a Hosting Plan and Domain
Before building your website with ChatGPT, choose a suitable domain name and WordPress hosting plan. Selecting a quality hosting plan helps the site perform as intended.
Look for a hosting solution with essential features like a one-click installer and user-friendly control panel to simplify your site management tasks.
It is also important to consider the hosting provider’s security features and customer support quality. These will ensure a smooth-running website without persistent cyberattacks and technical problems.
In addition to a hosting plan, you also need to pick a good domain name. It needs to be memorable and represents what your site is about. Use a domain name checker to ensure your desired domain name is available.
Set up a WordPress site
You can create a new WordPress site or use an existing one. If you need to create a new site, you can do so by following the instructions on the WordPress website.
Install a chatbot plugin
There are several chatbot plugins available for WordPress, such as WP Chatbot
Build Your WordPress Site Pages with ChatGPT
To start, we asked ChatGPT to create a simple website outline for a small web development business that consists of at least five pages.
ChatGPT provided us with a simple outline and some brief explanations about what each page should contain. Users can use this recommendation as the basis for their sitemap.
Furthermore, you can expand this recommendation to make it more applicable to your site. For example, we asked the AI model to write homepage elements, including the hero title, tagline, and call-to-action (CTA) button.
Sign up for OpenAI API access
You will need to create an account on the OpenAI website and request access to the API. Once approved, you will receive an API key that you can use to make requests to the API.
Install the OpenAI API client
You will need to install the OpenAI API client for your chosen programming language, such as Python or Ruby. Follow the installation instructions provided by OpenAI.
Design Your Site with AI
The next step is to test whether the ChatGPT bot can create code for basic web pages.
In this example, we asked AI to write lines of HTML code to create some of the pages we needed. The first prompt is to make a homepage using Bootstrap responsive design.
Write code to interact with ChatGPT
Using your preferred programming language, write code to make requests to the OpenAI API and receive responses from ChatGPT. You can use the API to generate responses to user input received by the chatbot plugin.
Integrate the code with the chatbot plugin
Inserting the chatbot on your site couldn’t be easier. Beneath the chatbot builder, there’s a shortcode that you can use to insert the chatbot into a page or post on your WordPress site. You simply copy that code and paste it where you want the chatbot to appear on the page/post.
There are options to configure the design of the chatbot and to decide if you want it to appear as a pop-up or in full-screen mode.
Generate Site Content with ChatGPT
Due to its language processing capabilities, using ChatGPT for website content generation is one of its most common uses. The AI can generate ideas and drafts in a matter of seconds, saving you time.
We will use the model to create content for static pages and blog posts.
Let’s start by asking ChatGPT to write static content like the About Us page. Make sure to include all important information about your website and business in the prompt to let the chatbot understand the context.
ChatGPT can also help you write a blog post for your website. You can include specific phrases based on your keyword research to make the blog more SEO-friendly. Here, we asked it to generate one about choosing a good domain name.
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