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A Python wrapper for the Discord API

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A modern, easy to use, feature-rich, and async ready API wrapper for Discord written in Python.

Welcome to my fork of

It was originally made to implement Danny’s slash command DSL (The class based version), and it does it pretty well.

There have been many changes since this DSL was created however, for example slash commands turning into a category of “application commands”. These “application commands” also contain “context menus”, specifically referred to as “message commands” and “user commands”. This fork does, in fact, support them.

As a result of this, naming schemes that go along “slash command” have been renamed to their counterparts that go along with “application_command”. This unfortunately does make things a bit verbose, however shortening the names would leave name conflicts and confusion.

What’s been added?

  • Application commands

    • Slash commands

    • Context menus (Message commands & user commands)

    • channel_types option field

    • Autocomplete options

    • Attachment option type

  • UI

    • Modals @ discord.ui.Modal

    • ItemContainer ABC

  • Role icons

  • Welcome screens

  • Guild scheduled events

  • Member chat timeout (communication_disabled_until)

Key Features

  • Modern Pythonic API using async and await.

  • Proper rate limit handling.

  • Optimised in both speed and memory.


Python 3.8 or higher is required

To install the library without full voice support, you can just run the following command:

# Linux/macOS
python3 -m pip install -U

# Windows
py -3 -m pip install -U

Otherwise to get voice support you should run the following command:

# Linux/macOS
python3 -m pip install -U "[voice]"

# Windows
py -3 -m pip install -U[voice]

To install the development version, do the following:

$ git clone
$ cd
$ python3 -m pip install -U .[voice]

Optional Packages

Please note that on Linux installing voice you must install the following packages via your favourite package manager (e.g. apt, dnf, etc) before running the above commands:

  • libffi-dev (or libffi-devel on some systems)

  • python-dev (e.g. python3.6-dev for Python 3.6)

Quick Example

import discord

class MyClient(discord.Client):
    async def on_ready(self):
        print('Logged on as', self.user)

    async def on_message(self, message):
        # don't respond to ourselves
        if == self.user:

        if message.content == 'ping':

client = MyClient()'token')

Application Command Example

import discord
from discord.application_commands import ApplicationCommand, ApplicationCommandTree, option

tree = ApplicationCommandTree(guild_id=123456)

class HelloWorld(ApplicationCommand, name='hello-world', tree=tree):
    async def callback(self, interaction):
        await interaction.response.send_message('Hello, world!')

client = discord.Client(update_application_commands_at_startup=True)

Bot Example

import discord
from discord.ext import commands

bot = commands.Bot(command_prefix='>')

async def ping(ctx):
    await ctx.send('pong')'token')

You can find more examples in the examples directory.

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