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WPAchievements - WordPress Achievements Plugin

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!!! NEW UPDATE – 2016-01-18!!! Version 7.30 has been released and an extended documentation has been added! Enjoy!

WPAchievements is one of the best WordPress Achievements, Quests & Ranks Plugins. It is a perfect extension for your WordPress powered website to improve your user’s experiences and increase user interactivity. With WPAchievements you can create and manage user achievements, quests and ranks with ease.

Let’s take a look at the features that WPAchievements provides:

Unlimited Achievements & Quests

You can create as many Achievements & Quests for your users as you want, the only limitation is your imagination!

All your Achievements & Quests are displayed on a custom created page so your users can compare what they have unlocked and discover what is left to gain.

Social Sharing

Whenever a user gains a new achievement they have the ability to share that achievement via Facebook and/or Twitter! This is optional and can be deactivated.

Supported Plugins

BuddyPress Banner bbPress Banner Simple:Press Banner WP Favorite Posts Banner Gravity Forms Banner GD Star Rating Banner MyArcadePlugin Banner MyArcadeContest Banner LearnDash Banner Invite Anyone Banner BuddyStream Banner WP e-Commerce Banner WooCommerce Banner Jigoshop Banner WordPress Banner WP-Courseware Banner myCRED Banner UserPro Banner CubePoints Banner

Supported Plugins Information

This WordPress Achievements Plugin comes complete with a list of user events that you can link achievements and/or points to, this enables you to reward your users for being active. Here is a list of supported plugins and the event triggers that are associated:

Default WordPress

  • User first registers
  • User logins in
  • User adds a new post
  • Users post is removed
  • USer Adds a new comment
  • Users comment is removed
  • User visits a post (If MyArcadePlugin is not active)
  • Users posts get visited (If MyArcadePlugin is not active)


  • The user adds a forum post
  • The users forum post is deleted
  • The user creates a forum topic
  • The users forum topic is deleted
  • The user rates a forum post
  • The users forum post rating is removed
  • The users forum post is rated by another user
  • The users forum post rating by another is removed
  • The user creates a forum poll
  • The user votes in a forum poll
  • The users forum poll receives a vote

Note: Additional plugins must be activated.


  • User uploads an avatar
  • User sends a message
  • User adds a new friend
  • User removes a friend
  • User adds an update
  • User creates a reply
  • User removes an update
  • User creates a group
  • User deletes a group
  • User joins a group
  • User leaves a group
  • User creates a group reply
  • User uploads a group avatar
  • User creates a new group forum topic
  • User creates a new group forum post
  • User edits a group forum post

BP Gallery

  • User uploads to a gallery
  • User deletes from a gallery

  • BuddyPress Links
    • The user adds a link
    • The user votes on a link
    • The user comments on a link
    • The user delets a link

    Invite Anyone

    • The user invites someone
    • The users invitation is accepted


    • The users creates a new forum
    • The users edits a forum
    • The users deletes a forum
    • User creates a new forum topic
    • The users closes a topic
    • The users merges two topics together
    • The users splits a topic into multiple topics
    • The users marks a topic as sticky
    • The users stops a topic being sticky
    • User creates a forum reply
    • The users deletes a reply

    WP Favorite Posts

    • User favorites a post
    • User removes a post from their favorites


    • User plays a Game
    • User submits a score
    • User gets a highscore
    • User earns a medal


    • User joins a contest
    • User takes part in a contest
    • User wins a prize in a contest


    • The user connects their Facebook account to BuddyStream
    • The user connects their Flickr account to BuddyStream
    • The user connects their account to BuddyStream
    • The user connects their Twitter account to BuddyStream
    • The user connects their YouTube account to BuddyStream

    WP e-Commerce

    • The user sets up a PayPal Subscription
    • The user completes checkout

    Gravity Forms

    • The user submits a form

    GD Star Rating

    • The user adds a rating


    • The user passes a quiz
    • The user gets 100% on a quiz
    • The user completes a module
    • The user completes a course


    • The user completes an order
    • The user spends at least XXX amount


    • The user completes an order


    • The user passes a quiz
    • The user fails a quiz
    • The user gets 100% on a quiz
    • The user completes a lesson
    • The user completes a course


    • The user follows another user
    • The user is followed by another user

    Achievement & Quest Rewards

    WPAchievements – WordPress Achievements Plugin allows you to give points to users when they gain a new achievement or quest!

    Unlimited Ranks

    You can create unlimited ranks for your users to help promote user activity!

    WPAchievements keeps track of your user’s points and allocate them to the ranks that you create.

    Content Lock

    WPAchievements gives you the ability to lock games / posts so that only users that have reached the needed rank will be able to see / play them. This adds incentive for users to become more active to view the best content on your website.

    WPAchievements Key Features

    • Add Achievements & Quests to your website for a wide range of activities
    • Reward users with points when they gain Achievements & Quests
    • Custom Achievements Page
    • Publish to a user’s BuddyPress stream when they gain Achievements & Quests
    • Achievements & Quests can be shared to users Facebook and Twitter
    • Add Ranks to your website
    • Limit Achievements to specific Ranks
    • Publish to a user’s BuddyPress stream when they gain a new Rank
    • Lock content so only specific Ranks can view it
    • Easily manage each of your users Achievements
    • Achievements post directly to the users wall
    • Easily translate WPAchievements into the language of your choice


     v7.30 - 2016-01-18 - New: Create Rank form is always displayed - Tweak: A lot of CSS and JS improvements - Tweak: Cleaned up "Latest Info" page and renamed it to "FAQ" - Tweak: Merged Shortcodes page with FAQ page - Tweak: Updated Facebook App creation tutorial - Fixed: Settings page not displayed correctly - Fixed: PHP Notices v7.26 - 2015-05-15 - Fixed: Quest trigger issue - Fixed: myCRED point type issue v7.25 - 2015-05-05 - Added: Ability to use custom myCRED point types - Fixed: Issue with achievements/quests not triggering under some situations v7.24 - 2015-04-25 - Added: Compatability with 4.2 v7.23 - 2015-04-23 - Removed: Testing code left over from development of the update v7.22 - 2015-04-23 - Added: Compatability with 4.1.2 - Added: Improved dashboard widget functionality - Fixed: Issue with some recurring achievements not being awarded - Fixed: Issue with Custom Achievement shortcode not always firing achievements v7.21 - 2015-04-03 - Fixed: Array issue on Achievements page - Fixed: Facebook share issue v7.20 - 2015-03-07 - Added: Leaderboards will now display users Nickname if available, instead of the username - Fixed: Multiple minor issues v7.19 - 2014-07-25 - Fixed: Issue with popups being stored in wrong variable v7.18 - 2014-07-25 - Fixed: Issue with javascript triggering to soon v7.17 - 2014-07-25 - Fixed: Issue with popups not displaying correctly v7.16 - 2014-06-25 - Fixed: Increased compatability with new version of myCRED v7.15 - 2014-06-24 - Fixed: Compatability with new version of myCRED v7.14 - 2014-05-29 - Fixed: Missing variable causing conflicts v7.13 - 2014-05-28 - Fixed: Gravity forms triggers not working with quests - Fixed: Similar achievements not being hidden from the new leaderboard - Fixed: Multiple description texts - Fixed: Several performance issues v7.12 - 2014-05-24 - Fixed: Achievements page now displays quest steps correctly v7.11 - 2014-05-23 - Fixed: Achievements & Quests get removed correctly from users when they are deleted - Fixed: Quests get deleted if an achievement gets deleted that is part of the quest - Fixed: Several issues on quest creation screen v7.10 - 2014-05-21 - Fixed: Activities not displaying in the admin bar when myCRED is active - Fixed: Database column missing if installation did not finish correctly v7.09 - 2014-05-21 - Fixed: Issue with some achievements not triggering if points are not given for triggers v7.08 - 2014-05-20 - Added: Support for new versions of MyArcadePlugin v7.07 - 2014-05-17 - Fixed: Rank widget/shortcode showing more points then rank limit - Added: Improved UserPro intergration - Added: Ability to customise new datatable leaderboard columns v7.06 - 2014-05-15 - Fixed: Achievements showing twice on profiles when UserPro is active - Fixed: Activities not being counted correctly with myCRED - Fixed: Leaderboards not displaying correct points when myCRED or CubePoints are active - Added: Ability to hide admins from leaderboards v7.05 - 2014-05-07 - Fixed: Replaced missing Facebook settings - Fixed: Spelling mistake on shortcode wpa_custom_achievement - Fixed: Incorrect text when rank type is set to Achievements - Fixed: Multiple ranks widget issues - Added: Quests are now able to use achievements as a trigger - Added: Ability to set the auto-check rate for achievements v7.04 - 2014-05-03 - Fixed: Facebook and Twitter sharing v7.03 - 2014-05-02 - Fixed: Achievements page displaying wrong points v7.02 - 2014-05-02 - Fixed: Image sizing issues - Fixed: Custom achievement shortcode not displaying v7.01 - 2014-05-01 - Fixed: Multiple styling issues - Fixed: Multiple Quest related issues v7.00 - 2014-05-01 - Added: Integration with WordPress Heartbeat API - Added: Ability to add Quests - Added: Ability to create completely custom achievements - Added: Ability to make achievements repeatable so users can gain them multiple times - Added: Shortcode information page - Added: Ability to use achievements count for ranks - Fixed: myCRED now uses updated function - Changed: Shortcode wpa_leaderboard now produces an advanced leaderboard data table - Changed: Basic unformatted leaderboard list now uses shortcode wpa_leaderboard - Changed: Achievements page now shows quests as well and the styling has been changed - Changed: My Rank widget/shortcode styling changed - Changed: Achievements now only count activity from the time the achievement is created - Removed: Facebook login functionality v6.22 - 2014-04-18 - Added: Improved compatibility with WordPress 3.9 v6.21 - 2014-03-04 - Fixed: Achievement shortcode issues v6.20 - 2014-03-04 - Fixed: Leaderboard widget not always using correct slug - Fixed: Hiding similar achievements hiding incorrect achievement types - Fixed: HTML tags appearing in img ALT tags v6.19 - 2014-03-02 - Fixed: Leaderboard widget not always linking to correct BuddyPress members URL - Fixed: Hiding similar achievements no longer hides custom "Manual" achievements v6.18 - 2014-02-27 - Fixed: Deleting pages removes points for posts - Fixed: "My Rank Widget" not working when users have negative scores v6.17 - 2014-01-21 - Added: Basic text formatting can now be used in "Achievement Text" - Fixed: Leaderboard widget not always linking to correct BuddyPress members URL - WPCourseware: Achievements can now be linked to specific Modules/Courses v6.16 - 2014-01-19 - Fixed: BuddyPress Links function naming issue - Fixed: Improved load times and decreased server loads v6.15 - 2014-01-08 - Fixed: BuddyPress group delete trigger being fired when deleting activity updates - Fixed: Improved front-end RTL support - Fixed: Gravity Forms ID being ignored when achievement has more then one occurrence v6.14 - 2013-12-23 - Fixed: Database issue when users login is counted v6.13 - 2013-12-16 - Fixed: Setting area conflict with multiple themes v6.12 - 2013-12-14 - Fixed: Issue with call to undefined definition - Added: Improved compatibility with WordPress 3.8 v6.11 - 2013-12-05 - Fixed: Issue with locked content not displaying when having exactly the right amount of points v6.10 - 2013-11-26 - Fixed: Issue with post related achievements not always firing - Added: myCRED integration - Added: Improved CubePoints integration v6.09 - 2013-11-23 - Fixed: Multisite bug where achievements are duplicated v6.08 - 2013-11-22 - Fixed: Points not being deducted correctly - Fixed: CubePoints not displaying correct activity v6.07 - 2013-11-21 - Fixed: Multisite support issues - Fixed: GD Star Rating actions only triggering for default star ratings - BuddyPress Links: Improved integration - LearnDash: Quiz related achievements now only used the Quiz ID's v6.06 - 2013-11-20 - Fixed: "Limit to Rank" section always display "any" - Fixed: Ranks creation page style/jQuery issues - BuddyPress: Ability to limit group joining achievements to specific groups v6.05 - 2013-11-19 - Fixed: LearnDash Quick fixes v6.04 - 2013-11-18 - Fixed: Multiple fatal errors v6.03 - 2013-11-18 - Fixed: CubePoints integration issues v6.02 - 2013-11-18 - Fixed: Gained Achievements not displaying correctly v6.01 - 2013-11-18 - Fixed: Mutliple Quick Fixes v6.00 - 2013-11-16 - Fixed: BuddyPress "Join Group" event not working for private and hidden groups - Fixed: Achievement popups not using custom colours - Fixed: MyArcadeContest events not triggering - Changed: Sidebar removed from Achievements page template - Changed: "My Rank" widget/shortcode redesigned - Added: New achievements creation interface - Added: Improved achievement handling - Added: Ability to share achievements via Twitter as well as Facebook - Added: Ability to show sharing buttons on achievement popups - Added: Achievements now display in users bbPress profiles - Added: Ability to add a custom Achievements page template to theme files - Added: Ability to award points and achievements for user logging in - LearnDash: Ability to only gain 100% achievement on first try - WooCommerce: Ability to award achievement if the user spends over XXX amount - WooCommerce: Ability to sync all points with WooCommerce Points and Rewards plugin v5.16 - 2013-10-28 - Fixed: Posting new achievements to Facebook - Added: Improved Facebook login functionality - Added: Shortcode for Facebook login buttons - Added: Users activity gets removed when they are deleted v5.15 - 2013-10-23 - Fixed: Achievement popup timing acting too quickly v5.14 - 2013-10-23 - Fixed: New user registering trigger not always firing v5.13 - 2013-10-11 - Fixed: New Achievements and new Ranks posting to Buddypress Activity Stream - Added: Improved post visit handling - Added: Multiple new hooks v5.12 - 2013-10-02 - Fixed: Bug where users points are reset on editing their profile v5.11 - 2013-10-02 - Fixed: User points being reset when editting profile - Added: Leaderboard shortcode can now show user position and ranking v5.10 - 2013-09-30 - Fixed: Test code left in file v5.09 - 2013-09-30 - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Added: Leaderboard shortcode now states users ranking v5.08 - 2013-09-29 - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Added: Ability to choose leaderboard type. (Points or Achievements) v5.07 - 2013-09-25 - Fixed: Custom achievements not displaying on achievements page - Fixed: "No Achievements Yet" message not displaying in shortcode/widget v5.06 - 2013-09-21 - Fixed: Achievement Shortcode error v5.05 - 2013-09-21 - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Added: Massively improved AJAX handling - Added: Ability to only show the the latest of each achievement type - Added: Filter to enable hiding of Rank and/or Achievements from buddypress profiles - Added: Ability to award users with custom achievements v5.04 - 2013-09-05 - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Added: Achievements Leaderboard shortcode v5.03 - 2013-08-28 - Fixed: Several minor bugs v5.02 - 2013-08-21 - Fixed: Several minor bugs v5.01 - 2013-08-21 - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Added: Greatly Improved Achievements Popup v5.00 - 2013-07-21 - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Changed: jQuery UI loaded locally - Added: Improved Facebook login/posting features - Added: Improved RTL support - Added: Improved auto-update feature - Added: Improved achievement popup handling - Added: WP-Courseware Integration v4.01 - 2013-07-21 - Fixed: Several minor bugs v4.00 - 2013-07-18 - Removed: User Management Area - Changed: Comment and Post word count validation improved - Changed: General code improvements - Added: User Management abilities added to the default WordPress "Users" area - Added: Improved Multi-Site support v3.03 - 2013-07-02 - Fixed: Achievements badges displaying incorrectly in bbPress - Fixed: Several minor bugs - Changed: LearnDash quiz ID's are now optional - Added: Massively increased multisite support - Added: Dashboard widget that displays recent activity - Added: Comment and Post word count validation to help stop achievement/point "spamming" v3.02 - 2013-06-13 - Added: Support for WooCommerce Points and Rewards Extension - Added: Improved localisation - Added: Ability to link achievements to specific LearnDash lessons, quizzes and courses - Added: Optimization of achievements handling function v3.01 - 2013-05-31 - Fixed: Function call error when MyArcadePlugin is active - Fixed: Function displaying user ID when some achievements are gained v3.00 - 2013-05-29 - Removed: Dependency on CubePoints - Removed: Support for outdated BuddyPress Gifts plugin - Fixed: Ranks Widget - Ability to hide rank image - Fixed: Settings - Ability to allow other user roles to manage WPAchievements - Added: Settings - Ability to add custom points for all events, not just achievements - Added: Settings - "Data Management" tab, adding the ability to reset all types of data - Added: Achevievements - Preview when uploading custom achievement images - Added: Achevievements - Ability to change images of existing achievements - Added: User Management - Ability to modify individual users points - Added: Improved support for BuddyPress - Added: Improved support for bbPress - Added: Improved support for Simple:Press - Added: Improved support for default WordPress actions - Added: Improved support for WP Favorite Posts - Added: Support for CubePoints - Added: Support for LearnDash - Added: Support for WooCommerce - Added: Support for Jigoshop - Added: Support for Invite Anyone - Added: "Supported Plugins" Page v2.14.1 - 2013-05-09 - Fixed: Achievements now use Form ID to specify a specific Gravity Form v2.14 - 2013-05-07 - Fixed: Achievement validation incorrectly asking for Post ID when Gravity Forms is active v2.13 - 2013-05-04 - Added: Achievements display in bbPress forums - Added: Widget to display achievements the user has gained - Added: Widget to display the users current rank - Added: Ability to add achievement to a specific Gravity Form using the page ID v2.12 - 2013-04-20 - Added: Support for Simple:Press - Added: Support for Gravity Forms - Added: Support for GD Star Rating - Added: Extra Support for bbPress - Added: Support for BuddyStream - Added: Support for WP e-Commerce - Added: Ability to hide the custom "Achievements" page v2.11 - 2013-04-01 - Fixed: Missing call to BuddyPress global class v2.10 - 2013-03-30 - Fixed: Additional Links to "Achivements" page leading to random post v2.09 - 2013-03-30 - Fixed: Link to "Achivements" page leading to random post v2.08 - 2013-03-25 - Fixed: Small CSS issues - Fixed: Issue relating to the file acquisition v2.07 - 2013-03-24 - Added: Customisable Popup Sounds - Added: New Localisation Method - Added: Ability to add images to ranks - Added: Shortcodes to display current users achievements and current users rank v2.06 - 2013-03-18 - Added: Multi-site Compatibility v2.05 - 2013-03-13 - Fixed: Replaced several occurrences of deprecated functions v2.04 - 2013-03-11 - Added: User Adds Comment Achievement Trigger Event - Fixed: Achievement Title can no longer use special characters v2.03 - 2013-02-17 - Added: New MyArcadeContest Achievement Trigger Event - Added: Leaderboard Widget updating functions to keep leaderboard correct - Fixed: Improved functions handling several Achievement Trigger Events v2.02 - 2013-02-03 - Fixed: Issue with "Game" and "Post" not translating - Fixed: Issue with achievements not being able to edit achievements that use special characters v2.01 - 2013-01-23 - Fixed: Rare BuddyPress integration issue v2.00 - 2013-01-23 - Fixed: Rare Leaderboard Widget issue - Fixed: Several rare BuddyPress integration issues - Fixed: Small User Management issues - Fixed: Removed commented out code left from previous update - Fixed: Improvement to Achievement display function v1.43 - 2013-01-21 - Fixed: Ability to use special language characters v1.42 - 2012-12-19 - Fixed: Issue with leaderboard widget not displaying v1.41 - 2012-12-11 - Fixed: Compatibility issues with WordPress 3.5 v1.40 - 2012-12-02 - Added: Ability to edit achievement descriptions - Added: Automatic update feature v1.33 - 2012-11-19 - Fixed: Problem with Admin settings save function v1.32 - 2012-11-17 - Fixed: Problem with Ultimate Facebook posting permissions v1.31 - 2012-11-16 - Fixed: Function confilct with some themes - Fixed: Removed comments placed during the testing of functions - Fixed: Issue with widget not displaying correctly - Fixed: issue with achievement popup not using Stick mode correctly v1.30 - 2012-11-13 - Fixed: Achievements displaying incorrectly on Buddypress Profile page - Added: Ability to customise the achievements popup - Added: Ability for user roles to manage plugin - Added: Custom Facebook login script v1.20 - 2012-10-27 - Fixed: Multiple small css issues - Added: Code optimised - Added: Localisation Support - Added: Post to Facebook when gaining a new Achievement v1.10 - 2012-10-25 - Fixed: Ranks menu not displaying for all users - Fixed: Points menu not displaying for all users - Fixed: Add to favorites detection issue - Fixed: Multiple small css issues - Added: Achievements page to display all achievements - Added: Achievements page link in user panel widget - Added: BBPress Integration - Added: BuddyPress Gifts Integration - Added: BuddyPress Gallery Integration - Added: BuddyPress Links Integration - Removed: Game/Post rating detection ability v1.10 - 2012-10-01 - Initial Release 

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    18 March 13

    Last Update:
    18 January 16

    Compatible Browsers:
    IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, Edge

    Compatible With:
    BuddyPress 2.3.x, BuddyPress 2.2.x

    Files Included:
    JavaScript JS, HTML, CSS, PHP

    Software Version:
    WordPress 4.4, WordPress 4.3


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