Support » Plugin: Achievements for WordPress » Sports league leaderboard?

  • Resolved John Alexander


    Hi Paul, thank you for the plugin. Anyone checking your support forum realizes you’re so helpful. You’re awesome.

    I found out about your plugin when I was searching for leaderboards. I landed on Achievements, which I understand is for gamification purposes.

    Coincidentally, I’m doing a course on Coursera about gamification but I have a different question for you.

    Is there a way to show a leaderboard (sports league, basketball, or football etc) in a widget on the sidebar? I’ve seen some websites have it.

    Here’s an example,

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  • Plugin Author Paul Gibbs


    BuddyPress Lead Developer

    Hi; thanks!

    Right now, the leaderboard in achievements is only accessible through a widget unless you use a shortcode in a page, so… yes 🙂

    Paul, thanks for the reply.

    I’m still not sure how do those websites show their rankings,

    Do you think it’s pulling data from some API or external website? Would this be possible with your plugin?

    Plugin Author Paul Gibbs


    BuddyPress Lead Developer

    Those are typically little javascript embeds provided by a service; for sports (in the UK, at least), it’s often a company like Opta providing them. If you just want a widget or an embed of some kind of external data, that doesn’t sound like it’s anything to do with Achievements 🙂

    Thank you for clarifying, Paul.

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