You can create medals, hand them out to the users, and display them e.g. in Fireboard / Kunena or Community Builder. A separate plugin for Community Builder is available. For more information, Readme and Changelog see the project homepage!
The Frontend displays medals statistics and which users were awarded with which medal. Also, with the available Plugin for CB the medals each user has earned can be displayed in his profile.
Currently supported languages are English, French, German and Dutch - contributed language files are welcome!
If jAwards helps you in building your community, please consider a donation to ensure future development at: http://www.arminhornung.de/Joomla/jAwards_en.html
But great job none the less.
- In the ACP, when you finish adding a medal or a medal icon it goes to the awards tab instead of back to the medals tab.
- It would be nice to customize the layout of the awards, or have a "top 10 latest awards" above the medals.
- Give users a customized page they can link to that shows all of the awards they have won. (to a friend or something)
- Have an example award or two so people can figure it out a bit easier.
- If someone made a CB plugin for this, that would be great.
The component works great! I think that this is a solid piece of work and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. Also, I have a ton of components installed and there were no conflicts. (please don't rate 1/5 just because you messed up your installation)
Thank you for the review! Of course a CB-plugin is also available, showing all the awards of a user. You can find it on the Downloads page at Joomlacode.
Since we give so many awards each month we have created a large number of medals. I have a zip file containing 100 ribbons (these are ribbons only) you have to add your gold, bronze, silver, star or whatever medal to them.
They are free, I just don't know where to offer them so please let me know.
This is my first review, well...I have been trying for how to get Jawards working for three days...I installed, did not see any medals..did not see the CB tab..I was so confusing...10mins ago, I got it working with reference the discussion on (http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/jawards/forum/?action=ForumBrowse&forum_id=968)...Thanks for this useful component and I finally got it working...Big thanks to the developer !!
The basic thing is served but just to check the awards of a user, one has to go to the profile or awards menu to view it. Instead it would be good if the medals show up wherever there is an activity from the awarded member. what say?
1. The reason for the award does not show.
2. Date format change?
3. Award notifications in content? I have no idea how to have a news item to announce the awards.
Other than that it is a great little extension. I will be donating today.
You would need to enable "Show award reason" in the config, for them to show up.
Different formatting options for the date will be in the upcoming version of jAwards.
I can not reproduce that at all, and this is the first report I hear of that kind. There must be some other problems with your Joomla installation.
Check out the newest version! I just added date formatting options, and a default reason field to medals, which pre-fills the award reason.
Not only do they receive awards for pounds or inches lost, but the members vote other members as being inspirational and supportive, and they get awards for that.
It is a fast, easy program to master, and the ways the awards can be used is pretty much limitless.
If you have a site with a community, you will probably find at least ten different ways you can use this extension.
jAwards has just been updated to work with register_globals off, so it will now work with the lastest version of Joomla with the recommended security settings in place.