How to setup a developer account

As a developer you always want your environment to test and play with different features. This is normally quite a mission but with WeChat it is easy.

Sandbox accounts

This can be created by going to English Sandbox. Please note the mobile number needs to be in the format +27723123456

If you are not getting an APP_ID or APP_SECRET please use Chinese Sandbox instead by clicking the green login button and then scanning the QR code with your wechat app.

Useful information

Obtain WeChat access token

Not getting wechat follow response

Video 1: Developer’s guide to OA setup

Video 2: Your first response via WeChat

Documentation

You can find the english documentation here: http://admin.wechat.com/wiki/index.php?title=Guide_for_Message_API

Alternatively and also updated more frequently the Chinese documentation (use Chrome’s translation feature here): http://mp.weixin.qq.com/wiki/index.php