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Botmakers.org is the official Botwiki.org community, maintained by the Botwiki.org team. Image courtesy of oldbookillustrations.com. Any questions? Need help? Reach out to @fourtonfish or stefan@fourtonfish.com.

Note: All members must read and follow our Code of Conduct.

Also, here's a list of bots we're playing with right now.

Auto-invite page for your Slack community

This repo also serves as a template for a neat-looking auto-invite page for your Slack community. It is loosely based on outsideris/slack-invite-automation, but kept simpler and easier to customize. You can easily host it on OpenShift or Heroku.

(Note: the code could use a bit more cleanup, but I was in a rush to open the Botmakers community.)

Running this thing is pretty simple:

  1. Clone this repo.
  2. Make a copy of config-example.js and call it config.js.
  3. Edit 'config.js':
    1. community: name of your community
    2. slackUrl: URL of your community
    3. slacktoken: get yours here
  4. Make a copy of visitor_stats-example.handlebars (it's inside the views/partials folder) and call it visitor_stats.handlebars. Here you can paste your Google Analytics or StatCounter (or similar) code.
  5. Install dependencies with npm install (or sudo npm install, if necessary).
  6. gulp.js


A few more notes:

Please remove {{> userengage }} from /views/layouts/main.handlebars. (This is a script from userengage.io). You can also remove the actual file /views/partials/userengage.handlebars.

About the step 3 above: If you don't need to include this code, you can simply leave the file empty, but note that this file is by deafult not going to be committed, so you will have to either update .gitignore to remove the file from the list, or, if you want to keep your site's code open, upload this file separately.

You can also edit the file main/handlebars inside the views/layouts folder and remove the line that says {{> visitor_stats }} and get rid of the file completely.

As for hosting your signup page on Heroku, note that Heroku's free plan forces your app to sleep for a few hours every day, so I don't recommend using Heroku if you expect a lot of traffic spread roughly evenly throughout the day, as you might lose signups.

And finally, you might also want to update the error messages to include your email/link to your Twitter page/etc.