Setup IntelliJ + Maven


1. Start IntelliJ

2. Create a new project (File -> New -> Project)

3. Select Maven

4. Make sure to select a SDK which is 1.8 (or greater)

5. Click Next

6. Enter a group id (e.g. com.github.yourname)

7. Enter an artifact id (e.g. myfirstbot)

8. Click Next

9. Click on Finish

10. Your project should now look like this. First click on Enable Auto-Import

11. Now you have to add Javacord as a dependency by editing the pom.xml file. Your file should now look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns=""




12. Create a new package

13. Create a new class inside this package

14. You can now start coding! Example code:

package com.github.yourname;

import org.javacord.api.DiscordApi;
import org.javacord.api.DiscordApiBuilder;

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        DiscordApi api = new DiscordApiBuilder().setToken("your token").login().join();
        System.out.println("Logged in!");

Run the code

You can run your code by clicking on the small green arrow

Possible problems

Note: If you get the following error:

you have to change your language level to 1.8

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