Badges Plugin for Vanilla Forums is coming!

Vanilla Awards Announcemente PostIt took a lot of time and effort, but the first version of the Badges/Awards Plugin for Vanilla Forums 2.0 is coming out soon! This plugin was developed following the requests and feedback of several Users, and it has be named Awards to avoid confusion with the free Badges plugin released recently.

Based on current schedule, the Preview Release should be available by 29/03/2013.

Some of the features

Here are some of the features that this first version will include:

  • Fully customisable set of Rules.
  • Support for virtually unlimited Badges, each with its own image.
  • Support for virtually unlimited Badge Categories, each with its own image and CSS style (for advanced Users).
  • Ranking Points (to be used with Ranking Plugin, in development).
  • Tracking and notification of awarded Badges.
  • Convenient Admin interface.
  • Badges Widget, to show everybody your achievements.

New features are being added as you read, so stay tuned for the big day! 🙂

Sneak peek

Here are two screenshots of the plugin in its current status. Just a bit more polishing, and it will be ready to go!

Preview Release

Initially, a Preview Release of the plugin will provided at a discounted price to a few selected Users who agreed to become early adopters, and who are aware that, due to the plugin complexity, there may be some minor issues still to be solved.

If you would like to be considered for the pilot, please register your interest using the Contact page.

Thanks for your patience, and see you soon on release day!

The base image for the badge is courtesy of digitalart/FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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