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New Release: PeepSo 1.9.4

We are on the roll here. 3 releases in a month! That’s gotta be some kind of a record. We’ve got a lot of new features, improvements and fixes.

Fun fact: out of 35 tasks closed in the past two weeks during the #PeepSo194 sprint, 26 (roughly 75%) are improvements or outright new features suggested by our #community. The suggestions flowed in either here or through the support tickets. I think it shows pretty well what an amazing relationship we have with our customers and how hard we are trying to improve the product for everyone – as long as the requests have a wide impact (are beneficial to many people) they are considered and usually eventually implemented. – @peepso_user_10(Matt).

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Now You Can Target Ads In Your Community Like Facebook Does

Monetizing your community is a hard task. It requires a lot of time, dedication and most often than not doesn’t work out the way you want it to. It can be dictated by various factors. All in all, it’s not an easy task. Read more

CMMicroPaymentsInte

MicroPayments Integration Plugin

CM MicroPayments is one of the most robust virtual wallet and currency solutions for WordPress. Once MicroPayments is integrated with the PeepSo environment, it adds the ability to support member wallets and grant or subtracts points for actions completed in PeepSo. These actions include posting comments, questions or answers. Read more

PeepSo-BadgeOS Integration Plugin Is Out!

The PeepSoBadgeOS Integration is a 3rd Party plugin which brings a gamification system to PeepSo that awards achievement badges for community engagement. The badges are displayed in users’ profiles and a corresponding activity post is published on the PeepSo stream. Users who earn a badge will also receive a notification.

Badges displaying in PeepSo Profile

Badges displaying in PeepSo Profile

The Plugin not only displays badges for the default activities in BadgeOS. It also extends BadgeOS’s possibilities by adding PeepSo Community Engagement Actions. Users can earn badges by performing activities in your community.

The actions that generate badges depend on the PeepSo plugins you have installed and activated. Available actions are divided into groups, with each group name corresponding to the PeepSo plugin needed:

PeepSo Core (free):

  • Admin Approves User Account
  • Change Profile Avatar
  • Change Profile Cover
  • Write a Post
  • Write a Comment

FriendSo:

  • Send a Friend Request
  • Add a New Friend

MsgSo:

  • Send a Message

GroupSo:

  • Create a Group
  • Join a Group
  • Change Group Avatar
  • Change Group Cover
Hooks in BadgeOS for PeepSo Community Engagement

Hooks in BadgeOS for PeepSo Community Engagement

Front End:

User Profile and Navigation

The badges show in user profiles under the Badges submenu which is below the user profile cover. There are three menu items and three ways for users to view their badges:

  • Through a link on the PeepSo toolbar under Profile > Badges. (This link can be disabled in the back end.)
  • Through a link in the PeepSo Profile Widget > Badges. (This link can also be disabled in the back end.)
  • And through a link in the User Profile under the cover.
Navigation in Widget, Profile > and under User Cover

Navigation in Widget, Profile > and under User Cover

Activity Stream Posts

Whenever a user earns a badge, a corresponding post is created in the PeepSo community. It’s like an announcement to the whole community that a user has just earned a badge.

Congratulatory post on PeepSo Stream

Congratulatory post on PeepSo Stream

Notifications

Users also receive a notification that lets them know they’ve earned a new badge. (We wanted to make sure they didn’t miss it.)

Notifications to user about getting new Badges

Notifications to user about getting new Badges

Back End Configuration:

These are the available settings in the backend of the PeepSo Config > BadgeOS tab:

  • Enable BadgeOS Integration.
  • Show ‘Badges’ link in the PeepSo Profile widget.
  • Show ‘Badges’ link in the PeepSo Profile menu.
  • Create posts when a user earns a new badge.
  • Display recent badges on the profile cover. (available from PeepSo 1.7.1)
  • Number of recent badges to display on the cover. (available from PeepSo 1.7.1)

Is It a Standalone Plugin?

The PeepSo – BadgeOS Integration is not a stand-alone plugin. For this plugin to work you must have the following FREE plugins installed and activated:

Installing those two plugins will give you access to the PeepSo Community Engagement Actions mentioned in the PeepSo Core section above. To enjoy all of the PeepSo Community Engagement Actions available, you will also need to install all of the following plugins:

Where To Find Badge Images

You’ll want to use beautiful badge images to reward your members. Credly Badge Builder is a great place to start. It lets you create your own badges that you can download and use on your site. You can also order badges designed especially for your community. Check out this offer here.

Get PeepSo-BadgeOS

This plugin can be purchased from our Addons Page.

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PeepSo – CM Answers Pro Integration Plugin

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Another 3rd party plugin addition to PeepSo. Developers at CreativeMinds have created an integration between one of their own plugins and PeepSo and it works great! If you’re looking for a Q&A / forum solution for your community, look no further.

PeepSo – CM Answers Pro Integration Plugin

The CM Answers Pro plugin was designed to create discussion boards and Q&A system forums on WordPress. The plugin allows forum members to post questions and answers, upload files, comment on existing topics and vote for the best forum contributions.

CM Answers Integration - Post on activity stream.

CM Answers Integration – Post on activity stream.

Using the plugin adds a new tab to users’ profiles. The Questions tab will show questions and answers posted by the profile owner. Each new question and answer may also generate a corresponding public post on the Activity Stream. The plugin is an integration between CM Answers Pro and PeepSo.

CM Answers Integration - Questions in user profiles.

CM Answers Integration – Questions in user profiles.

Please note that this integration requires CM Answers Pro.

Get PeepSo – CM Answers Pro Integration Plugin!

Please also note that support for this plugin is provided by its developer.

No PeepSo?

The free PeepSo Core version is fantastic. But if you want to unlock the true potential of social networking for WordPress, install the other plugins today.

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If you’d like to see what’s coming up next, check out our roadmap here.

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