This plugin is now deprecated.
There is no plan to maintain or enhance it.
As of August 17, 2019, it still works but with limitations.
- It doesn’t unfurl messages that don’t start with the link (this was always the case).
- It does not really do what one would expect in threads; the message is “unfurled” in the main channel.
In addition, outgoing webhooks are no longer recommended by Slack. They recommend creating a Slack App for this kind of integration now.
You may find this plugin useful as is, despite these limitations, but doing so comes with the above limitations and the risks that come with using software that is no longer maintained.
It is unclear whether there is any existing alternative to this plugin, so there is likely an opportunity for someone else to make something that solves this problem in a better way.
The discourse-slackdoor plugin allows Slack to unfurl links to your private Discourse instance.
When you post a message that starts with a link to a post or a topic in your private Discourse instance, a bot will post a message that contains the unfurled content as a reply.
- Configure an outgoing webhook on your Slack instance.
- Install and configure the
Set the following values for your outgoing webhook:
- Channels: All
- Trigger Word(s):
- Token: (autogenerated, but copy value to add to your plugin settings)
You can also choose a name and icon for the bot’s posts.
- Install the plugin using this how to guide.
- Go to the Site Settings for your Discourse instance and type
slackdoorinto the filter to show the settings for the plugin.
token should be set to the value that is generated by Slack when you create the webhook.
username should be a user that can see topics you want to be able to share to Slack (but not topics that you don’t want to share).
Please post any issues or questions in this topic.