If you haven’t already, install the discourse-chat-integration plugin
Set up GroupMe Developer Account
The provider is configured to work the GroupMe bot API. In order to create a bot, you will need to log in to their Dev Portal
Log in to the Developer portal, click Bots in the top menu, then click Create Bot
Give your Bot a name
Leave Callback URL Blank
Provide an uploaded image URL for your Bot
Note: The plugin allows you to set up integrations to as many separate groups as you’d like, so if you want to set up posts to go to multiple groups, create multiple bots here
You’ll see your Bot is now created and you should see both the Name you gave it and a Bot ID. You will use both of these in your Discourse Admin Setting for Groupme
Head over to your Discourse instance and filter your site settings Chat Plugin for groupme
chat integration groupme enabledoption
Use the Bot Id and Groupme group names in the corresponding fields.
Note: if you are setting this up for multiple groupme groups, make sure that the bot IDs & groupme instance names are in the same order
- Setup some “Rules” for your channels, according to the discourse-chat-integration instructions.
Note: Channel identifiers should match the GroupMe group name you entered in step 7.
Another Note: If you want to send the messages to every GroupMe group, enter “
all” as the GroupMe Instance Name
- Click Test on one of the channels to check everything’s working. You should receive a message in your GroupMe chat
Also note that the integration does not including photos in the messages since GroupMe requires you to upload the photo to their servers and including the link in the message post. Figured the feature could survive as a first pass without it.