What’s the difference between a “BadgeOS Add-on” and a “BadgeOS-compatible Plugin”?
A BadgeOS Add-On is a WordPress plugin which taps into BadgeOS API, hooks, and filters (see BadgeOS Developer Documentation) to customize BadgeOS functionality. It can also act as a bridge between BadgeOS and other WordPress plugins. For example, the “BadgeOS Community Add-On” plugin, enhances BadgeOS functionality when the BuddyPress and bbForum plugins are installed. We have a handy “boilerplate template” to help you get started with new BadgeOS Add-Ons.
BadgeOS-compatible plugins are existing plugins which have core functionality of their own, but that are enhanced to hook into BadgeOS functions if BadgeOS is also installed. For example, the myCRED WordPress plugin added BadgeOS compatibility so that their plugin, which is a points management system for WordPress, now awards myCRED points for BadgeOS achievements.