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    🤖 node-telegram-bot-boilerplate

    v1.0.20211121 License: MIT Language: TypeScript ECMAScript: 2019 Discord Server

    Create your telegram bot with this friendly boilerplate. Use this repository as a template for your bot

    This is a github template, you can fork it or use it as a template to start a new project with this repository as hello-world. I hate to start a new project with an empty template, often I miss correct configuration, readme instruction or I need samples of code. Use this repository as a template to solve this problem.

    🎁 Support: Donate

    This project is free, open source and I try to provide excellent free support. Why donate? I work on this project for several hours in my spare time and try to keep it up to date and working. THANK YOU!

    Donate Paypal Donate Ko-Fi Donate Github Sponsors Donate Patreon Donate Bitcoin Donate Ethereum

    📎 Menu

    💡 Features

    • [✔️] Easy to use
    • [✔️] MIT License
    • [✔️] Make telegram bot with node
    • [✔️] Friendly boilerplate + Github templates
    • [✔️] Typescript + TSPaths preconfigured
    • [✔️] Userfriendly folders tree
    • [✔️] Prettify and ESLint preconfigured
    • [✔️] all-contributors-cli and all-shields-cli preconfigured
    • [✔️] JEST Test preconfigured
    • [✔️] Full async code
    • [✔️] Github and Vscode dotfiles preconfigured
    • [✔️] Translations: 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇵🇱 (Help me ❤️)

    🔨 Developer Mode

    🏁 Run Project

    1. Clone this repository or download nightly, beta or stable.
    2. Write to @botfather on telegram and create new bot (save token and set bot username)
    3. Run with correct values: npm run init:token --username name_bot --token 1234:asdfghjkl
    4. Run npm run init
    5. Run npm run dev
    6. Write /start on telegram bot.

    💾 Setup Project

    If you want to replace all strings (example: package name, author, URLs, etc...) in the markdown file, source files and others files of this project you need to edit setup.json with correct values and run npm run setup.

    🪝 Configuring Webhooks

    If you want to run the bot using webhooks you need to place your SSL certificate and Private key in the certs directory and configure the webhook object in the config file like:

    webhook: {
     url: "", // or DNS name
     port: 8443,
     selfSigned: true

    If you want to run the bot with your self-signed certificate selfSigned flag needs to be set to true, this will allow us to communicate to Telegram that our webhook server can be trusted. More information about webhooks with self-signed certificates can be found here

    you can generate your self-signed certificate using the utility script:

    npm run init:certs [common-name]

    Replace common-name with the same host-name or IP address you are using in the webhook.url path of the config.js file

    🖥️ Deploy

    🚀 Native Run

    Deploy bot to your server and:

    1. Run with correct values: npm run init:token --token asdfghjkl
    2. Run init npm run init
    3. Generate release npm run release
    4. Start bot npm run start-pm2

    🐳 Docker

    You can also release and run your bot as a Docker container.

    docker run ptkdev/node-telegram-bot-boilerplate:<version>

    where <version> can be one of the releases (ex. v1.0.0) or latest

    For your convenience, in case you would like to run the bot in webhook mode, we have already exposed 8443 port on our docker files.

    To change the configuration to match yours, just change the Dockerfile line with the EXPOSE instruction

    EXPOSE 8443

    in the end, you'll be able to expose the docker port using -p <port>:<host-port> docker parameter.

    The preferred way to provide the configuration file is to mount the final configuration under /app/dist/configs/config.js:

    docker run -v ${PWD}/app/configs/config.js:/app/dist/configs/config.js ptkdev/node-telegram-bot-boilerplate:<version>

    Note: the docker images have been prepared for many architectures but have been tested mainly on amd64 architecture.

    📚 Documentation

    Run npm run docs

    👑 Backers and Sponsors

    Thanks to all our backers! 🙏 Donate 3$ or more on paypal, ko-fi, github or patreon and send me email with your avatar and url.

    👨‍💻 Contributing

    I ❤️ contributions! I will happily accept your pull request! Translations, grammatical corrections (GrammarNazi you are welcome! Yes my English is bad, sorry), etc... Do not be afraid, if the code is not perfect we will work together 👯 and remember to insert your name in .all-contributorsrc and package.json files.

    Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

    Patryk Rzucidło

    💻 🌍 📖 🐛

    Francesco Maida

    💻 📖

    Veronica Di Giorgio

    🚇 📖

    💰 In the future, if the donations allow it, I would like to share some of the success with those who helped me the most. To me, Open Source means sharing code, development knowledge and also donations!

    🦄 Other Projects

    💫 License

    • Code and Contributions have MIT License
    • Images and logos have CC BY-NC 4.0 License
    • Documentations and Translations have CC BY 4.0 License
    Copyleft (c) 2021 Patryk Rzucidło (@PTKDev) <>


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