Invitations for Slack

Description

Invitations for Slack lets you use convenient shortcodes to show “Join us on Slack.” buttons or Slack badges. Just add
your Slack token and use the shortcodes wherever you want your visitors to be able to invite themselves from.

Features:

  • Easy to use:
    • Visit https://api.slack.com/web to generate your Slack token.
    • Add the token to the plugin settings.
    • Use the [invitations_for_slack] or [invitations_for_slack_badge] shortcodes.
  • Invitations are performed using the WP REST API which in turn communicates with the Slack API. No page reloads.

Requirements:

  • A Slack team and the team’s access token.
  • A self-hosted WordPress website (Not a WordPress.com website.)

Screenshots

  • Normal button version : [invitations_for_slack].
  • Badge version: [invitations_for_slack_badge].
  • Restricted to logged in users (as per settings).
  • Logged in user and alternate e-mail allowed OR unrestricted, anyone can register.
  • Already part of the team. Other errors have similar appearance.
  • Invitation sent successfully!
  • Plugin setup screen.

Installation

To get Invitations for Slack working, please follow these steps.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate “Invitations for Slack” through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Once activated, click on the new “Invitations for Slack” menu item to configure your settings.
  4. Make sure you get your Slack API token from https://api.slack.com/web

Now just use the [invitations_for_slack] and/or [invitations_for_slack_badge] shortcodes where you want your users to register from.

Reviews

Works great!

This plugin is great and it works as expected when you use Slack’s legacy token API: https://api.slack.com/custom-integrations/legacy-tokens

Just a hint for other users who can’t get it to work. I was able to figure it out so I thought I’d pass on the link to the API this plugin uses.

Thanks for a great plugin! It’s exactly what I need. 🙂

Doesn’t work

Plugin doesn’t work unfortunately.

Have raised several issues in the support forum and still no response after months.

Poor Instructions

While the author is not responsible for Slack itself, having at least basic instructions on how to obtain a proper Slack Token would result in a much higher rating.

Currently it works with a Test token, but that’s not a proper setup.

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Contributors & Developers

“Invitations for Slack” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Invitations for Slack” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.0.2

  • Better handling of channel names to join.
  • Reset link for invite form now shows and hides appropriately.

1.0.1

  • Popup now shows above elements with overflow set to hidden.

1.0.0

  • First public release.

0.1

  • Initial plugin release.