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 Email Digest Plugin Is Out!

PeepSo Email Digest Brings members back to your site

The PeepSo Email Digest is the latest addition to our family of plugins for PeepSo Core. It’s intended to bring users back to the community and to build engagement through enticing content delivered by email. Because it only sends those emails to users who haven’t logged in during a period specified by the admin, it won’t bother active members; it will only show inactive members what they’ve been missing.

The plugin automatically sends those members a summary of the most engaging posts in the community, the posts with the most likes and largest number of comments. Admins can define the duration of the users’ inactivity and set the number of posts to include in the digest.

Here's how the email digest looks like with images activated

Here’s how the email digest looks like with images activated

The Email

An Email Digest with all settings enabled contains the following:

Most Liked Post

The post that has won the largest number of likes over a set period.

Most Commented Post

The post that has won the largest number of comments over a set period.

Other Popular Posts

Other popular posts made by the community.

All links in posts shown in the Email Digest email connect to that particular activity view.

How The Email Digest Ranks Posts

In PeepSo 1.6.0 we quietly introduced Activity Ranking. It takes four basic actions a user might do with a post and awards points on the following basis:

  • 1 comment = 100
  • 1 like = 50
  • 1 share = 20
  • 1 view = 1

So a post with 5 comments, 3 likes and 1 share would earn 670 ranking points. Points for views are only assigned when someone sees a post in a single activity view.

It took long discussion and plenty of trial and error to figure out the scoring method. We wanted first to reward engagement that prompts a user to contribute to a post’s conversation. We decided that ‘like’ was the next most important reaction, followed by sharing and views.

In the future, we plan to use the Activity Ranking for other calculations but for now, it’s only being used to generate the Email Digest.

Email Digest Includes Plugin Content

As you can see from the screenshot above, Email Digests can display the text of posts, usernames and avatars. It’s also capable of displaying the content of other PeepSo plugins.

  • PicSo – supplies a picture attached to a post.
  • VidSo – supplies a thumbnail of the video shared in a post.
  • MoodSo – supplies the name of the mood shared in a post.
  • LocSo – supplies the location shared in a post.
  • TagSo – supplies the name of the person tagged in a post.

Privacy

Privacy is always crucial to us. We’ve just spent the last two weeks testing the Digest in every possible way. We wanted to make sure that the plugin only considers those posts that have either a Public OR a Site Members privacy setting.

The plugin ignores the ranking of any posts with a privacy setting of either Friends Only or Only Me.

Configuration

Admins can choose a number of settings for the plugin. They’re all very clear and we’ve placed explanations under any that might need more explaining.

PeepSo Email Digest Configuration.

PeepSo Email Digest Configuration.

How often should the Email Digest emails be sent

Email Digests can be published on a daily or weekly basis. Because no one enjoys the sense of being spammed, we recommend setting the frequency to “Weekly.” Users who were inactive for a set number of days will receive a useful summary of what they missed over the previous week.

Execute Email Digest email creation via cron job

We’ve found that sometimes the default WP cron job just didn’t cut it. So we created a setting to allow admins to create a server-side cron job and set it to run at a frequency of their choice. Server cron jobs are much more reliable. They don’t depend on users visiting your site and they are always executed on time.

How many emails should be created in a batch

Depending on the number of users in your community—and the number of inactive users—you might need to create hundreds of emails. The batch setting prevents your server overloading. Emails are passed to the PeepSo Mailqueue which ensures they’re sent at the set time.

Use images in emails

Our research and experience has taught us that the more images you use in emails, the more likely your emails will be marked as spam. You can read more about spam triggers in MailChimp’s post here.

PeepSo Email Digest Email without images.

PeepSo Email Digest Email without images.

Easy Opt-Outs

In addition to the unsubscribe link included in the footer of every email, users can also opt out of the Email Digest in their Profile Preferences.

Limitations

Please check with your hosting provider to find the number of emails you can send from your site in a day. Most, if not all, shared hosts place a limit. Email Digests may add significantly to other emails, including registration confirmations and notifications, sent from your site.

Get PeepSo Email Digest Plugin

PeepSo Email Digest Plugin can be yours for just $30.

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PeepSo Email Digest Plugin will work out of the box starting with PeepSo 1.6.0. It’s not compatible with earlier versions of PeepSo.

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.

Read more about PeepSo 1.6.0

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PeepSo PMP Integration Plugin Is Out!

We’ve just released another great plugin! A very welcomed addition to our PeepSo family.

This plugin integrates the PaidMembershipsPro plugin into PeepSo’s registration and navigation, giving users a seamless registration experience. On registration, members are offered a list of membership plans. The plans are configurable via PMP plugin’s settings. Just as membership pages are.

 

Once members have chosen their plan, they can complete their registration and confirm their email address. They’re logged in.

Admin can also choose to display a link to the PMP membership page as a sub-menu of the profile menu on the PeepSo toolbar.

 

The plugin’s settings can be found in WordPress Admin > PeepSo > Config > Additional Options tab.

PeepSo - PMP Integration Configuration Options

PeepSo – PMP Integration Configuration Options

By creating membership levels with PMP, admins can also control user access to the community.

At WordPress > Pages, find the pages that contain PeepSo Shortcodes.

Set the desired access level on all pages containing PeepSo Shortcodes except for the ‘Activity’, ‘Registration’ and ‘Password Recovery’ pages.

You can also hide the activity stream from non-logged in users in PeepSo, keeping your community totally private.

The focus of the plugin is on seamless navigation and a smooth registration experience for users. Registration and membership selection is now one easy step.

Get PeepSo – PMP Integration Plugin

PeepSo – PMP Integration Plugin can be yours for [peepso_edd_price id=’43387′].

Get PeepSo – PMP Integration Plugin Today!

PeepSo – PMP Integration Plugin will work out of the box starting with PeepSo 1.6.0. It’s not compatible with earlier versions of PeepSo.

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.

Get PeepSo Today!

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

Read more about PeepSo 1.6.0

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