Chatting in Matrix using Element

Chatting in Matrix using Element

  1. Login Process
  2. Tips for Configuring Element
    1. Stop Notifications for a Room
    2. Options for Displaying Rooms
    3. Per-room Notification Options
    4. Organizing Rooms

One option for joining the The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. Matrix is by using the Element web client on Desktop. Since this is an open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. web app that can be self-hosted, you have some options on how to use it.

Be aware, that depending on your use case, you might not need a dedicated app or log in using Element. You might just join want to single rooms through a P2 chat page.

Login Process

Open this to see the extra steps necessary when using not our self-hosted version.

On this Welcome screen, press “sign in”. We’ll be using your account, so you don’t have to create one.

Next you need to change the Homeserver, by clicking Edit:

Now enter

When you go to, or you’ve navigated the previous steps, you’ll get the option to Continue with

Now, you’ll be taken to the Authorization page. Please check the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL but don’t modify it! It should say

And this will then bring you to this screen where you need to confirm once more that you’ll be logging into Matrix:

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Until you finally see your Element chat view:

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Tips for Configuring Element

Stop Notifications for a Room

If you want to mute a channel (like on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, you need to make it “Low Priority”:

Options for Displaying Rooms

Click the three dots on the “Rooms” line:

Then you change some options, like sort order:

Per-room Notification Options

For individual rooms you can change of what you want to be notified like this:

This will open this menu:

Organizing Rooms

See our Guide on How to organize rooms with Spaces.