In doing some work for a new website recently, I was asked about a way to award points for interacting with the site. My client had looked at the MyCred WordPress Plugin and, I have to say, it’s pretty damn good.
If you’re looking for a way to reward your members for interacting with your site, reading content etc, I highly recommend you take a look at this plugin. It’s fairly full featured and comes in Free and Premium flavours. Some of the features this plugin provides includes:
- Individual User Point Balances – each user can view their point balances
- Global balance view – Administrators can see the balances for each user
- Exclude Users – specific users or capabilities can be excluded from the points system
- Bulk import and export
- Automatic Points – award points automatically for taking specific actions. There’s a range of ‘hooks’ already coded, including viewing videos, visiting the site, submitting Gravity Forms.
- Multiple Point Types
The thing that really impressed me, is the level of documentation that is provided for developers like me. We wanted to do a few extra things with the system and making the modifications, whilst they took a little work, were a lot easier because of the amount of work the creators of this plugin have done.
I strongly recommend you take a look, if you’re considering ‘gamifying’ your website.