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BadgeOS turns your site into an achievement and badging system. Easily create badges and set up the steps and achievements users complete to earn them.


BadgeOS™ turns your WordPress site into an achievement, badging and engagement management system. Your users complete steps, demonstrate skills and knowledge, and earn digital badges/points/ranks. Easily define the achievements, organize the badge requirements any way you like, and choose from and combine a range of assessment options to determine whether each task or requirement has been achieved.

Create badges and set up the achievements/points/ranks to earn them. Badges are Mozilla OBI compatible and shareable via BadgeOS Social Share add-on

BadgeOS is extremely powerful and infinitely extensible. Check out some of the out-of-the-box features:

Many ways to define achievements and give badges

  • Reviewed submissions
  • Auto-approving submissions
  • Nominations and review
  • Site activity (triggers based on publising posts and pages, commenting and logging in to your site)
  • Completing specific other achievements one or a specific number of times
  • Completing one, select or all achievements of a specific type
  • Option to Award/Revoke Badges/Points/Ranks in bulk
  • Point/Rank award on completing the required steps/triggers
  • Admin Given Badges/Points/Ranks
  • Option to transfer points to other users via BadgeOS Transfer Points add-on
  • Community Activity (with the powerful BadgeOS Community Add-on)
  • Integration with LearnDash and LifterLMS
  • Integration with EDD and WooCommerce
  • See growing catalog of BadgeOS Add-ons.

Define an Unlimited Number of Achievement Types

  • Create as many types of achievement as you like
  • Name achievement types whatever you wish
  • Easily define how they relate to one another using the 'Required Steps' tool
  • Set default images for each achievement type or select unique images for every achievement item

Define an Unlimited Number of Rank Types

  • Create as many types of rank as you like
  • Name rank types whatever you wish
  • Easily define how they relate to one another using the 'Required Steps' tool
  • Set default images for each rank type or select unique images for every achievement item

Define an Unlimited Number of Point Types

  • Create as many types of points as you like
  • Name point types whatever you wish
  • Easily define how they relate to one another using the 'Required Steps' tool
  • Set default images for each rank type or select unique images for every achievement item

Design Beautiful Badge and Achievement Images from within WordPress

  • Use "BadgeOS Badge Builder" to create professional looking badge/point/rank images right from within WordPress
  • Launch the Badge Builder from any achievement/point/rank types editing screen in WordPress admin
  • Choose from a variety of badge shapes and border styles
  • Select from a library of thousands of Noun Project icons, or upload your own to the center of any badge
  • Add or remove a banner with text to your badge
  • Full color palette selection for border, fill, icon and banner
  • Saves automatically to your WordPress Media Library for easy re-use for other achievements or anywhere else on your site
  • Edit previously created badge and achievement images and save new versions to your Media Library

Sharable Badges

  • Badges are Mozilla Open Badge (OBI) compatible through integration of the "BadgeOS Social Sharing" add-on
  • Share earned OB standard badges to Facebook, Twitter, Linked Inn, and any other platform using embed code
  • Allowed Badges can be automatically baked into OB standard badges

'Required Steps' Manager

  • Simple yet powerful admin interface for defining the "Required Steps" for any badge or achievement/Points/Ranks.
  • Easily link together one or more triggers, steps or actions into the conditions needed to earn a badge/Points/Ranks or mark an achievement.
  • Extend the Required Steps options using the free BadgeOS Community Add-on.
  • Also extend Required Steps with other BadgeOS Add-ons.

Reward User Progress

  • Issue badges for any combination of achievements
  • Award points for commenting, logging in, making submissions, completing any combination of tasks
  • Display a congratulatory message, customizable per Achievement, on each achievement page.

Earned Achievements Widget

  • Shows logged in users what badges/points/ranks they have earned.
  • Option to choose which specific achievement/points/ranks types to display in the widget.
  • Set the parameters for the widget to decide how many recent badges/ranks to display.
  • Option to show logged in users total points they have earned (if you are using BadgeOS points mechanism).

Theme Agnostic & Shortcodes

  • BadgeOS works with just about any standard WordPress theme.
  • No special hooks or theme updates are needed.
  • Turn any page or post into a way to display available achievements/points/ranks and for users to track their progress.
  • Multiple options and parameters for each shortcode for great flexibility.
  • Shortcode WYSIWYG embedder - appears in the toolbar of all WordPress content editor areas, allowing you to transform any page or post into part of your achievement system -- without referencing any of the shortcodes.
  • Shortcodes to bring submission and nomination review to the front-end of your site.
  • Shortcode to integrate specific available achievements into any post or page of your site.
  • Shortcode documentation in the plugin menu and on
  • Just activate BadgeOS and place simple shortcodes on any page or post, and you've got an engagement management system running on your WordPress site!

Submission and Nomination Review

  • Easily review submissions and nominations from members.
  • Approve or deny submissions with one click.
  • Shortcodes with multiple options for review of submissions on any page or post on your site.
  • Powerful shortcodes to add an achievement submission or nomination form to any post or page.
  • Add comments to engage the member and elaborate on your decisions.
  • Optional notification emails inform you when people on your site have made submissions or nominated peers.
  • Submission Notification Settings: Specify an unlimited number of email addresses for submission admin notifications.
  • Notifications for: new submissions, new comments, and submission status changes
  • Filter Submissions to only show those from members of specific BuddyPress Groups (requires plugins: BuddyPress and BadgeOS Community Add-on)

Extensibility and BadgeOS Add-ons

  • BadgeOS is designed to be a true operating system for turning any WordPress site into an engagement management application.
  • BadgeOS offers a growing catalog of Add-ons to the plugin that enhance core functionality with specialized functions.
  • Built with expandability in mind to allow virtually anything to trigger and recognize achievement.
  • Check out some of the BadgeOS customizations we've already implemented to get a sense for what is possible with BadgeOS.
  • Developer Documentation and APIs are freely available. Share your own BadgeOS add-ons with the community today.

Stay Connected / Helpful Links

BadgeOS is made available by LearningTimes, LLC. Here are some ways to stay connected and to see what else we are up to:

License Info

LearningTimes, LLC licenses BadgeOS to you under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

There is NO WARRANTY for this software, express or implied, including the implied warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3, at for more details.


  1. Upload 'badgeos' to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory of your WordPress installation
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Visit the BadgeOS menu to add Badges and set up new Achievement/Point/Rank Types.
  4. Enter Credly credentials for the badge Issuer in the Credly Integration settings to enable badge sharing. (First get free account at if you do not have one.)
  5. Visit the Help/Support section of the BadgeOS menu for shortcodes to turn any page or post on your site into a BadgeOS list of available achievements and badges.

Bugs & Feature Requests

Please open an Issue to report any bugs or feature requests.


The BadgeOS team welcomes donations in the form of code contributions, add-ons, and shared love for what we’re doing. So spread the word and share back your innovations with the BadgeOS community.

Developer Documentation: Check out a complete set of Developer Documentation, APIs and guides at And share your BadgeOS Add-Ons and BadgeOS-compatible plugins at

Want to contribute to BadgeOS core? That's great! Patches are always welcome. Open an Issue and make a Pull Request. Note, too, that we do all of our active development in branches separate from "master". If you're looking for the latest – potentially unstable – changesets, you'll find them in the alpha branch.

  1. Open an Issue (or claim an open Issue).
  2. Fork BadgeOS.
  3. Create a new branch based on "alpha" (git checkout -b MyFeature alpha).
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am "Added the best feature ever!").
  5. Push to the branch back to GitHub (git push origin MyFeature).
  6. Open a Pull Request.
  7. Select "alpha" as the base branch for your contribution.
  8. Describe and submit your pull request.
  9. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and wait.


BadgeOS is a plugin to WordPress that allows you to easily create badges and set up the steps and achievements users take to earn them. Badges are Mozilla OBI compatible and sharable via Credly.




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