DiscordGo is a Go package that provides low level bindings to the Discord chat client API. DiscordGo has nearly complete support for all of the Discord JSON-API endpoints, websocket interface, and voice interface.
If you would like to help the discordgo package please use this link to add the official discordgo test bot dgo to your server. This provides indispensable help to this project.
See dgVoice package to extend DiscordGo with additional voice helper functions and features.
See dca for an experimental stand alone tool that wraps
ffmpegto create opus encoded audio appropriate for use with Discord (and DiscordGo)
master vs develop Branch
The master branch represents the latest released version of DiscordGo. This branch will always have a stable and tested version of the library. Each release is tagged and you can easily download a specific release and view release notes on the github releases page.
The develop branch is where all development happens and almost always has new features over the master branch. However breaking changes are frequently added to develop and even sometimes bugs are introduced. Bugs get fixed and the breaking changes get documented before pushing to master.
So, what should you use?
If you can accept the constant changing nature of develop then it is the recommended branch to use. Otherwise, if you want to tail behind development slightly and have a more stable package with documented releases then use master
DiscordGo has been tested to compile on Debian 8 (Go 1.3.3), FreeBSD 10 (Go 1.5.1), and Windows 7 (Go 1.5.2).
This assumes you already have a working Go environment, if not please see this page first.
go get will always pull the latest released version from the master branch.
go get github.com/bwmarrin/discordgo
If you want to use the develop branch, follow these steps next.
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/bwmarrin/discordgo git checkout develop
Import the package into your project.
Construct a new Discord client which can be used to access the variety of Discord API functions and to set callback functions for Discord events.
discord, err := discordgo.New("username", "password")
See Documentation and Examples below for more detailed information.
NOTICE : This library and the Discord API are unfinished. Because of that there may be major changes to library functions, constants, and structures.
The DiscordGo code is fairly well documented at this point and is currently the only documentation available. Both GoDoc and GoWalker (below) present that information in a nice format.
- Unofficial Discord API Documentation
- Hand crafted documentation coming eventually.
Below is a list of examples and other projects using DiscordGo. Please submit an issue if you would like your project added or removed from this list
- DiscordGo Examples A collection of example programs written with DiscordGo
- Awesome DiscordGo A curated list of high quality projects using DiscordGo
For help with common problems please reference the Troubleshooting section of the project wiki.
Contributions are very welcomed, however please follow the below guidelines.
- First open an issue describing the bug or enhancement so it can be
- Fork the develop branch and make your changes.
- Try to match current naming conventions as closely as possible.
- This package is intended to be a low level direct mapping of the Discord API so please avoid adding enhancements outside of that scope without first discussing it.
- Create a Pull Request with your changes against the develop branch.
List of Discord APIs
See this chart for a feature comparison and list of other Discord API libraries.
Chris Rhodes - For the DiscordGo logo and tons of PRs