Eclipse + Maven

This tutorial provides a beginner-friendly click by click guide to set up Javacord with Eclipse and Maven. If you are already familiar with Eclipse and Maven, you can just see the artifact locations at [Download / Installation](/wiki/getting-started/


We recommend to use Intellij + Gradle unless you already have experience with one of the other IDEs or build managers.

🔧 Setup

1. Start Eclipse

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

3. Select Maven Project

4. Click Next

5. Check Create a simple project

6. Click Next

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

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

9. Click Finish

10. Double click on the pom.xml file

11. Select pom.xml

12. 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=""




13. Create a new package inside the src/main/java folder

14. Create a new class inside this package

15. Save the project (you should do this from time to time)

16. Now you can start coding! Example code:

package com.github.yourname.myfirstbot;

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

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Insert your bot's token here
        String token = "your token";

        DiscordApi api = new DiscordApiBuilder().setToken(token).login().join();

        // Add a listener which answers with "Pong!" if someone writes "!ping"
        api.addMessageCreateListener(event -> {
            if (event.getMessageContent().equalsIgnoreCase("!ping")) {

        // Print the invite url of your bot
        System.out.println("You can invite the bot by using the following url: " + api.createBotInvite());


🏃‍♀️ Run the code

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