Need help with basic discord bot

Hello, I am new here, getting into the world of coding.

I tried following the basic normal example of:

import discord

client = discord.Client()

async def on_ready():
    print('We have logged in as {0.user}'.format(client))

async def on_message(message):
    if == client.user:

    if message.content.startswith('$hello'):
        await'Hello!')'your token here')

But I get an error in the .author, .content, .channel and .user
For some reason it lightens in red, not sure what is going on. May someone be able to give me a hand?
I am using Atom IDE (if the info is useful).
Kind regards,


Did you install the library with pip? If so, the problem may be that the IDE doesn’t recognize the library, which may not present an error.

However, without your actual token it won’t work.

Here’s the documentation for the library Welcome to

Hi! I guess I did.
In my Windows CMD I typed

pip install

I guess that does the job, right?
I am aware about the token thing, but first I tried to see what was the problem here. Any idea?

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you have your token here, right?

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In that case your code is OK. The lightens in red part doesn’t actually means it’s an error, it could mean that the IDE doesn’t recognize the variable names (or object properties).

Try it out and see if it works :slight_smile: (replacing your token here with your actual token).

Yes! I do have the token written there.

If I try to compile the code it tells me “Syntax Error”

what/s the whole syntax error that you get?

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Now none, for some reason now it compiles properly and it works even though I still have the red text!

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