We’re pleased to announce the availability of BadgeOS v1.2. This latest release includes a pile of updates inspired and suggested by the rapidly growing BadgeOS user and developer community, and one huge addition that opens up limitless possibilities.
A few weeks ago we announced a suite of Developer Documentation, APIs and Resources and invited all of you to help us expand and enhance the BadgeOS core system with new functionality to meet the needs and match the creativity of users the world over. The response has been overwhelming, and today we’re proud to announce a new BadgeOS Extension Library, which kicks off with nine (yes, nine!) powerful add-ons.
After upgrading to BadgeOS v1.2, visit the “Add-Ons” menu on your BadgeOS-empowered site for a dynamic view of the latest extensions.
Some of the many new BadgeOS Add-Ons:
- Activity Codes: Perfect for recognizing offline achievement, users earn badges by entering a valid code anywhere on your site.
- Auto Messages: Trigger special messages as members of your site cross achievement thresholds, offering encouragement and new pathways.
- Reports: Reports and analytics for reviewing BadgeOS achievements and user progress.
- LearnDash Add-on: Learners earn badges as they complete lessons, courses and quizzes using the LearnDash learning management system.
- Sensei Add-on: Automatically issue achievements and badges for virtually every learning activity in the Sensei system by WooThemes.
- And more …
The BadgeOS Extension Library includes many free add-ons, as well as some nominally priced extensions that contribute to the ongoing development of the free core BadgeOS platform. Premium add-ons include a year of support from our team as well as automatic updates to the selected plugins. Thank you for your support!
Other highlights in BadgeOS v1.2 include:
- Improved support for WordPress Multisite installations
- The “Earned User Achievements” widget now supports displaying all OR specific achievement types
- The Achievements List shortcode [badgeos_achievements_list] now supports multiple achievement types, using either type=”all” or by separating the achievement names with a comma, like: type=”badge,quest,level”
- The same shortcode now supports “orderby” and “order” parameters so you can control how achievements are sorted.
- BadgeOS now sets a default thumbnail for new achievements and achievement types
- Several other updates, fixes, improvements and back-end hooks and functions
Upgrade today and check out the growing list of BadgeOS extensions.
Release Notes v1.2.0:
- Added: “Add-ons” menu now has a catalog of new plugins to extend BadgeOS in exciting ways.
- Added: Introduced a suite of “user activity” functions for tracking a user’s active achievements.
- Updated: Add-Ons admin page now dynamically pulls all available add-ons directly from BadgeOS.org
- Updated: Improved support for WP Multisite installations
- Updated: Earned Achievements widget now sorts achievements with newest-earned first.
- Updated: Earned Achievements widget now supports displaying all OR specific achievement types.
- Updated: [badgeos_achievements_list] shortcode now supports multiple achievement types, using either type=”all” or by separating the achievement names with a comma, like: type=”badge,quest,level”.
- Updated: [badgeos_achievements_list] shortcode now supports “orderby” and “order” parameters so you can control how achievements are sorted.
- Updated: BadgeOS Log Entry functions are now filterable and can be overridden (more on this in 1.3).
- Updated: Added hooks to Help/Support page so add-ons can include their own content.
- Updated: We now set a default thumbnail for new achievements and achievement types.
- Updated: We now display a warning on the Achievement Type editor if a title exceeds 20 characters.
- Updated: Removed some redundant checks in the rules-engine to make process more performant.
- Updated: Relocated a few functions to make codebase easier to navigate.
- Fixed: We now hide the container for an earned achievement’s congratulations text if there is no congratulations text.
- Fixed: The Earned Achievements widget and the Send to Credly functionality sanely fall-back to the parent achievement’s thumbnail if the given achievement doesn’t have one set.
- Fixed: Eliminated a bug with the “Add Media” functionality due to a conflict with the Canvas theme by WooThemes.
- Fixed: Cleared out many minor, but annoying, PHP warnings
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