The “BadgeOS Community Add-on” integrates core BadgeOS features into WordPress sites running BuddyPress and bbPress. The incredibly powerful addition to the BadgeOS family allows site members to complete achievements and earn badges based on a wide range of community activity and triggers. The add-on also includes the ability to display badges and achievements on user profiles and activity feeds.
BadgeOS™ turns any WordPress site into an achievement and badging system. And with BuddyPress enabled on your site, achievements are not only awarded by demonstrating skills and knowledge, but also by participating in community activities. Define the achievements, organize the badge requirements any way you like, and choose from and combine a range of assessment and community activity options to determine whether each task or requirement has been achieved.
In addition to all of the out-of-the-box features in BadgeOS core, the new Community Add-on allows you to award badges based on these additional triggers:
- Activated Account
- Change Profile Avatar
- Update Profile information
- Write an Activity Stream message
- Write a Group Activity Stream message
- Reply to an item in an Activity Stream
- Favorite an Activity Stream item
- Send a Friendship Request
- Accept a Friendship Request
- Send/reply to a Private Message
- Create a Group
- Join a Group
- Join a Specific Group
- Invite Someone to Join a Group
- Get Promoted to Group Moderator/Administrator
- Promote another Group Member to Group Moderator/Administrator
Discussion Forum Actions:
- Add a New Forum Topic
- Reply to a Forum Topic[/twocol_one_last]
The Community Add-on to BadgeOS also allows BadgeOS administrators to enable the social display of any or all earned badges and achievements on BuddyPress User Profiles and Activity Streams.
As with the BadgeOS core plugin, community badges are Mozilla Open Badge (OBI) compatible through integration of the “Open Credit” API by Credly, the free web service for issuing, earning and sharing badges. Badges you create in BadgeOS automatically appear and update on Credly. You can even use the Credly iOS app to issue community badges you created on your WordPress/BuddyPress/BadgeOS site.
As badges are earned on WordPress/BuddyPress, they can be automatically sent to Credly for easy sharing on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Mozilla Backpack, the earner’s own web site, blog, or Credly profile.
BadgeOS Community Add-on works with just about any standard WordPress theme, allowing you to customize the look and feel of your BadgeOS site to your liking. No special hooks or theme updates are needed.