This module provides an API for users to gain or lose points for performing certain actions on your site.
In conjunction with other modules, such as the Userpoints Nodes and Comments users can accumulate points for actions such as posting nodes, commenting or moderation duties.
Use one of the many contributed modules to extend the functionality of the module to include point accumulation on page views or votes, upgrade roles based on point balance, or purchase goods from your store.
This module is useful in providing an incentive for users to participate in the site, and be more active.
Userpoints is included in the Drupal Commons distribution.
What it does
Userpoints provides the following:
- Services integration: allowing retrieving and updating points on your site using web services.
- Rules integration
- Views integration
- A block displaying the number of points a user has gained
- A block displays the top users who earned points
- A status message telling the user how many points were earned/lost and their total points
- A detailed point total report for each individual user
- A point total report for all users
The power of this module comes in the ability to extend and mold it to meet the unique requirements of your site. Many users have already done this and provide their modules on drupal.org. The following are a few of these modules.
In the User Points contributed modules project you can find a collection of modules written by the community and provided in a single downloadable tarball. This is a great project to use in order to get a feel for what userpoints can do for your site.
As well, on that project page, you will find links to other Drupal projects that implement the userpoints API.
This modules provides a callable interface, as well as a hook system for adding or subtracting points to a user account, as well as querying a user's account for how many points they currently have. Please refer to the documentation link below and/or the README.txt file included with the module.
You can read a tutorial and some examples of how to write modules that use the 3.x API here.
Starting with Userpoints 7.x-1.x and onward, the official documentation can be found at http://api.worldempire.ch/api/userpoints.
This project uses stable and dev releases correctly. Dev releases should never be considered stable and should be used on non-production sites only. Stable releases are deemed stable by the community at large after a long testing process. If you find any issues please file them in the issues queue.
Drupal 7.x-2.x is the current development branch, this branch should not be used on production sites as API changes will occur. See #1158692: Userpoints Roadmap to 7.x-2.x
Some sites that use this module:
- Digital Dollhouse
- Shark Scopers
- CMS Match
- Crowded Text
- Wall Street Oasis
- Ads of the World
- Altiris community site
- CIO.com Advice
- The Poop Report
Initially sponsored by: Artalyst.com
The Drupal 7 version is maintained by Berdir
The author can also be contacted for paid customizations of this module as well as Drupal consulting, installation, development, and customizations.
- Maintenance status: Actively maintained
- Development status: Under active development
- Module categories: Community, Evaluation/Rating, Rules, User Management
- Reported installs: 7246 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 90,184
- Automated tests: Enabled
- Last modified: May 11, 2012