Create Your Own Public Slack Chat Community with Slackin
I was looking to create a Slack channel for Aspire Themes where I and my customers can discuss, share, and get fast support with Slack. The one thing I worried about is how anyone can get an invitation and join the channel easily.
I found Slackin to be a great solution, it creates a public landing page for users to fill their email to receive a Slack invitation.
- Install the Now command line interface for with NPM.
npm install -g now
now -e SLACK_API_TOKEN="<token>" -e SLACK_SUBDOMAIN="<team-name>" now-examples/slackin
That’s all you need to do, and once the app is deployed, a new URL (example) for the landing page will be created and ready to share.
- Landing Page (Demo)
2. Badge (Demo)
The landing page URL will be similar to now-examples-slackin-hzqfnemqkc.now.sh, and of course, customizing this URL to a subdomain would be another great step. I think ZITE Premium enables custom domain support, for now, I created a Masked URL Redirect Record with NameCheap and by doing this I can access the landing page from slack.aspirethemes.com
I hope this will help you create your next Slack Channel, and if there any tips or recommendations you like to share, I would be happy to hear and learn from you.
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