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Bronson's talk was given to the Brisbane Web Design Meetup group in August 2013. Bronson talks about how to add gamification to WordPress by using the "Achievements" WordPress plugin. A video of the talk is available here: http://youtu.be/dqHN7UmUW9g

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<ul><li> 1. GAMIFYING WORDPRESS Bronson Quick sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick </li></ul> <p> 2. OVERVIEW Who Am I? Why WordPress? What Excites Me About WordPress The Brief Examples Of Challenges Core Plugins The Theme BuddyPress Achievements Moderator Roles Stats 2 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick I love talking about our WordPress projects! 3. WHO AM I? WordPress Developer @ Sennza Corporate WP design, theme and plugin development Google, News Corp, Lorna Jane, Qld Govt &amp; Meerkats ;) Die hard Smashing Pumpkins fan! Just a guy who is obsessed with WordPress! 3 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 4. WHY WORDPRESS? Frequent release cycle Easy to theme Easy to extend over 26,000 plugins Powers 20% of the internet Modern tools for future releases unit tests, grunt, CSS pre-processors TLDR: Because its awesome! 4 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/08/06/a-new-frontier-for-core-development/ 5. WHAT EXCITES ME ABOUT WORDPRESS? Google App Engine HelloBar Compare The Meerkat WordPress As An Application Framework Gamifying WordPress Unusual uses of WordPress! 5 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 6. THE BRIEF University of Chicago Create a blog for a fictional 17 year-old African American girl living in Chicago Her mother is overburdening her with extracurricular activities and keeping her from having a real social life Uses her site to post blogs and vlogs She crowd sources challenges (online &amp; offline) to teams of students created by the university Players are rewarded for completing challenges with points and badges 4 weeks of challenges Sounds fun to me! 6 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 7. EXAMPLES OF CHALLENGES Logging in each day Commenting on a post Updating avatar &amp; user profile Uploading images Treasure hunts Decoding puzzles Attending classes Completing assignments Liking an image post Just to name a few! 7 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 8. CORE PLUGINS BuddyPress - http://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress/ Achievements - http://wordpress.org/plugins/achievements/ Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/ 28 plugins in total 8 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 9. THE THEME Broke our normal workflow due to time constraints Dispatch theme from ThemeForest Recoded from scratch Made responsive The theme has since been removed from ThemeForest 9 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 10. THE THEME 11. BUDDYPRESS Social network plugin Used Groups to create Teams of players Extended profiles Used a language file to change terminology 12 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick http://codex.buddypress.org/developer/customizing/customizing-labels-messages-and-urls/ 12. TEAMS 13. TEAMS 14. TEAMS 15. PROFILES 16. PROFILES 17. PROFILES 18. ACHIEVEMENTS Written by Paul Gibbs WordPress VIP Earn points by triggering events or receiving an award Hidden Achievements Team Achievements Limited Achievements (both time &amp; number based) Leaderboard Pull requests back to the plugin for bug fixes/new features One of the most maintained WordPress plugins! 19 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 19. ACHIEVEMENTS 20. ACHIEVEMENTS 21. ACHIEVEMENTS 22. ACHIEVEMENTS 23. LEADERBOARD 24. MODERATOR ROLES Add users Moderate comments Moderate images Create challenges/achievements Award challenges/achievements to players These guys keep everything ticking over! 25 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 25. STATS 147 Players 17 Admins/Moderators 82 Challenges/Achievements 1141 Comments 464 Images Uploaded The students loved it! 26 of 27 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick 26. THANKS ALOT 27 of 27 http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13237 sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | bronson@sennza.com.au | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza @bronsonquick </p>