Achievements 3.3 comes packing new widgets

Achievements 3.3 for WordPress is now available for download via WordPress.org. Been working on this for a while; here’s the changelog:
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Achievements 3.2 is in the wild — full BuddyPress integration

Achievements 3.2 for WordPress is now available for download via WordPress.org. It’s a biggie!

Here’s the changelog:

  • NEW FEATURE: Full integration with BuddyPress User Profiles and the Activity stream!
  • Localisation improvements and fixes; mo files are now loaded from wp-content/languages/plugins/achievements/??-dpa.mo

I’m super glad to get the BuddyPress integration back into Achievements, and I hope it’s as useful for everyone as it was as fun for me to build.

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Achievements 3.1 now available!

Less than a month after the release of the first version, Achievements 3.1 for WordPress is now available for download via WordPress.org.

Here’s the changelog:

  • NEW FEATURE: Achievement Redemption — let your users unlock achievements by entering a code!
  • Added RTL CSS.
  • Added shortcodes for the user’s achievement list and unlock notification templates.
  • Fix blog post achievements being attributed to wrong author for draft posts.
  • Fixes for some pagination problems.
  • The unlock notification popup now closes when you click outside its box.

The Redemption feature is pretty cool: when creating an achievement, there’s a new field to set a code. There’s also a new widget to allow your users to enter codes; if one matches an achievement, they unlock it! This feature was suggested by a user, so if you’ve got a great idea for Achievements, please share it. :)

Documentation has also made good progress; this site has over 350+ pages of code docs for developers, and a good start to user documentation. The documentation focus is currently on users (I’m aiming for one document a week).

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Achievements 3 now available

After an extremely long time in development, I’m very pleased to be finally able to announce Achievements 3 for WordPress. Go grab it from WordPress.org!

If you haven’t seen it already, read the new documentation for users and developers by going to “docs” in the menu.

My immediate next steps are to continue adding to the documentation, and start work on version 3.1. But for now, for tonight, I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who has helped, supported, and encouraged me to get here! :)

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Reblog: Achievements 3.0 – What to Expect, by modemlooper

modemlooper’s done a nice writeup of what he’s noticed with Achievements 3.0: http://modemlooper.me/achievements-3-0-what-to-expect/

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Achievements 3 RC1 now ready!

Release Candidate 1 of Achievements is now available. The beta is intended for cool people who are helping to test it.

Changes since beta 4:

  • Added .POT file for translation.
  • Added new ability to remove/assign achievements from users (on the User Edit screen).
  • Added new ability to edit a user’s points total (on the User Edit screen).
  • Added new Users admin screen.
  • Fixed empty notification screen appearing.
  • Fixed theme compatibility problems with the notifications screen.
  • Fixed using Achievements’ shortcodes on Pages.
  • Updated readme.txt.
  • Completed contextual help.

Important: Github will give the plugin download directory a weird name; rename it to “achievements”.

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Achievements 3 beta 4 now available

Beta 4 of Achievements is now available. The beta is intended for early adopters who are helping to test it. Please don’t use the beta on a public site yet.

Changes since beta 3:

  • Multisite network-wide activation fixes
  • Fix error caused by running the beta on a site that has used Achievements 2.x.
  • Fix an issue with theme compatibility for the achievement notifications.

Important: Github will give the plugin download directory a weird name; rename it to “achievements”.

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