This simple script written in basic Python will allow you to hook into the real time API of Slack and perform a direct message greeting to every new joiner! Usually this is used to tell new joiners about the network, the guidelines, rules, useful links etc etc
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bot.py on lines 7-8 to customise with your greeting and token
git clone <thisgitrepo> cd <thisgitrepo> virtualenv greetingslack . greetingslack/bin/activate pip install requests pip install websocket-client python bot.py &
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To change the welcome message, edit your Heroku variables:
Go to Heroku's Settings, then where it says
Config Variables click
Reveal Config Vars and it will reveal your message and other fields. This will restart your Heroku instance pretty quickly and apply the changes for you
A2. After setting up the bot, your welcome message will be displayed to every new user, as soon as a they join your Slack network - as a direct message. Check the example below:
In the environment variables set DEBUG_CHANNEL_ID to be the ID of your chosen debug channel. That's usually achieved by using
export DEBUG_CHANNEL_ID=<YOUR SLACK CHANNEL ID> in your CLI. We suggest to make this channel private so not just anyone can join it.