This plugin lets you create one or multiple types of points which you can use to
reward your users when certain events occur on your site. It also includes
a Ranks component, which lets you create ranks for your users based on how many
points they have.

You can currently award points to users for:

  • Registration
  • Posts – You can be selective in which post types get awarded points, and award
    different amounts for different types. Points will automatically be removed when a
    post is removed.
  • Comments – You can award points to a user when they leave a comment, and also
    to post authors when they receive a comment. As with posts, you can award different
    amounts for comments on different post types, and points will automatically be
    removed if you delete a user’s comment or mark it as spam.
  • Visiting your site – You can award points to a user when they visit your site
    at least once in a time period; once per day, for example.

You can also conditionally award points based on a post’s contents, a user’s role,
and more!

All points transactions are logged and can be reviewed by administrators from the
WordPoints ยป Points Logs admin screen. The logs can be displayed on the front end
of your site using the [wordpoints_points_logs]

You can display how many points a user has using the [wordpoints_points]
shortcode, and you can also display a list of the top users with the most points using the

You can display a list of ways that your users can earn points using the

The plugin also provides several widgets.

More features are always being planned, and you can check out the roadmap on the
plugin website, WordPoints.org.

Also on the plugin’s website, you can browse the available extensions,
called “modules”. There’s a module that imports from CubePoints to WordPoints,
one that integrates with WooCommerce,
one that integrates with BuddyPress,
and another that let’s you reset your users’ points.
More are being added regularly, so take a look to see what is new.


If you are a developer, designer, or accessibility expert, and you’d like to give
back to this plugin, you should visit the plugin’s repo on GitHub,
where active development takes place.

If you are interested in integrating or extending the plugin, you’ll want to read the
developer docs.

If you are a security researcher you can report vulnerabilities through our
bug bounty program on HackerOne.


  • An example of a table of points log entries.

  • The Points Types administration screen. This is where you create your points types and configure when points are awarded in reaction to various events.

  • A rank group on the Ranks administration screen. This is where you create and manage the ranks used on your site.

  • An example of the [wordpoints_points_top] shortcode.

  • An example of the [wordpoints_how_to_get_points] shortcode.

  • You can manually edit a user's points on their profile in the administration screens.


Before installing on multisite, it is recommended that you read this
explanation of how WordPoints works on multisite.

  1. Download and unzip the plugin file
  2. Upload the resulting /wordpoints/ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. You can set up the points types to your liking by clicking on the WordPoints ยป Points Types menu item
  5. If you want to use ranks, you can activate the Ranks component on the WordPoints ยป Settings screen on the Components tab.


How can I manually change a user’s points?

You can manually adjust a user’s points from their profile page in the admin.

Does WordPoints support Multisite?

Yes, WordPoints fully supports multisite. It is recommended that you read this
explanation of how WordPoints works on multisite
before you install it.

When will WordPoints have (some feature)?

You can see what we’re currently planning on our [roadmap]((https://wordpoints.org/roadmap/),
and find out how to request new features.


Super! I need more!

Thank U for best plugin!

Please, create shop (using points), which will unlock some pages, which now using password on my site.
It will help me so much!

Works very well, support is awesome!

The plugin records points for different user actions. When I posted in the support forum about a problem with custom post types, the author replied within minutes and fixed the problem within a day. WOW!

Well Designed Plugin!

I agree with the comments before me– this is a beautifully crafted plugin and from what I’m seeing it works incredibly well! It’s well organized, easy to navigate and set up, and seamlessly works with the wordpress UI.

I’d love to see a lot of the things that @casdcasgv and @revhast have suggested! If you are to make a premium version, then I suppose it’s time to start saving up to get it!

All in all, I’m swooning. This is amazing!

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Contributors & Developers

“WordPoints” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



This plugin adheres to Semantic Versioning.

2.3.0 โ€” 2017-03-14


  • Hardening: Module files are now validated before deletion. Previously a user with
    the capabilities to manage modules could list and delete any directory via the
    Delete Module admin screen.


  • The ability to disable an event reaction without deleting it.
  • The ability to set Conditions for a reaction on the post title, excerpt, and
    comment count.
  • Support for setting Conditions for a reaction on numeric attributes of an entity
    involved in an event (for example, post comment count). Available conditions are
    currently Equals, Greater Than, and Less Than.
  • The ability to set Conditions for a reaction or award points based on the parent of
    a page or other hierarchical post type.
  • The ability to set Conditions for a reaction on the comment content, or attributes
    of the parent comment if the comment is a reply.
  • Support for events that involve multiple entities (like when a user is added to a
    group, for example).
  • Better support for right-to-left locales.
  • More comments to aid in translation of the plugin.
  • Meta box with shortcode examples to the Points Types screen.


  • CSS and JS files to be minified.
  • Reactions UI to improve accessibility for unsighted users by allowing success and
    error messages to be spoken aloud by assistive technology.
  • Network-active modules to also be displayed on the per-site Modules screens on
  • Widgets to improve display in small sidebars. The settings now allow for some of
    the columns in the points logs tables to be hidden, horizontal scrolling to be
    enabled, and the user names to be hidden so that just the avatars are displayed.
    Also makes it so that the user rank is not displayed next to the user name within
    the widgets.
  • The Comment Leave event to only be fired for comments, not pingbacks or trackbacks.
  • The name of the “Configure” screen to “Settings” instead.


  • Error messages being displayed when first adding a widget to the site via the

2.2.2 โ€” 2017-01-14


  • Event reactions for custom post types not awarding points. Plugins like bbPress
    were effected by this, because they register their post types later in the code
    than WordPoints expected. This is now fixed so that WordPoints will work correctly
    for post types no matter how late they are registered.

2.2.1 โ€” 2017-01-03


  • The Points Types screen locking up when creating a new reaction for some events.
    This only affected events where conditions could be created for items that could
    relate to another item of the same type (like how a comment could have a parent
    comment), causing an infinite loop.
  • Points values not being formatted with the prefix if the suffix wasn’t set, and
    vice versa. This would only happen when the value wasn’t set at all, not just when it
    was empty, and so only applies to points types that were created programmatically.
    Points types created through the UI were still formatted as expected.

2.2.0 โ€” 2016-12-08

Requires: WordPress 4.6+


  • Rate Limits for event reactions to now support setting the number of
    minutes/hours/etc. Previously it was only possible to have rate limits of “once per
    minute” or “once per day”, now a rate limit can be “once every 5 minutes” or “once
    every 2 days” or any other amount that you want.
  • Points log entries that are hidden from some users to now be marked as such when a
    user who is allowed to see them is viewing them. For example, if a post is not
    public, only users who can view that post can view any points logs that relate to it.
    Such log entries will now be displayed with a note below them explaining to the
    current user that not all other users will be able to view them.
  • Points types slugs to be generated from the name of the points type with any
    spaces replaced with dashes. Previously when a points type was created, the slug
    would be generated from the name, but any spaces would be removed, so if there were
    multiple words they would be run together in the slug. Now if you create a points
    type named “An Example”, its slug would be “an-example”, instead of “anexample”. This
    will not change the slugs of existing points types.

Older Versions

If you’d like to view the changelog for older versions, see the
file included with the plugin.