Plugin Reviews

Captain Up

Captain Up is an engagement platform for your WordPress blog. Quickly add badges, levels and leaderboards to your site and start rewarding your users.

Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.3.1

They do limit you to 1,000 website visitors...which I find ridiculous. They should limit the number of people actually signed up in your portal.

I'd pass on this, problem is, there isn't much better out there. Regardless, I'm not shelling out $69 a month for 10 signups.

I'll gladly pay when I have enough USERS, not mere website visitors, to support the price.

Garbage For High Traffic
By , for WP 4.3.1

They limited you to 1000 VISIOTRS until they lock your account and basically extort you to a $69 a month plan, which, by the numbers on that plan, isn't enough for a site that gets over 15k visitors a month.

It should be people who SIGN UP for the service, NOT visitors.

Uninstalled, and Olga is a deflecting POS on their help team.


Cannot Remove, Too long to set up
By , for WP 4.3

I was excited to use it, but the set up was a bit difficult to figure out. No guidelines on how to set up which points for what. Would have been helpful to see several different ways to set it up. The images are a bit childish. Biggest problem was that I wanted to try it, but since it was taking so long to set up and figure out how to use it I wanted to delete it from my site until it was all set up, but I can't remove the darn thing. The popups are still coming up even though I've removed it from FTP. Would be better with faster, easier set up, not so many glitches, better images, and a better point system from the start. Great idea.. not great implementation.

By , for WP 4.2.2


great plugin, please upgrade
By , for WP 4.2.2

its a great plugin and gamification system... but u need 2 upgrade to wordpress 4.2.2 please, i think thats why im having problemas using the plugin on my site.

Great concept - Bad inplementation
By , for WP 3.8.1

Love the premise but the flaws make it impossible to use. I was initially excited about them able to earn points for sharing as well as commenting but unhappy that they didn't get points for posting.

I also wasn't happy with people mysteriously getting thousands of points in a day for doing very little.

I could have lived with most of the above except for the fact that it makes my site take several seconds longer to load and if the captain up website is down, which it was several times last week, it keeps my front page partly loaded for close to a minute before it finally acknowledges it can't load captain up and continues to load the page without it.

I am losing way too much money being crippled and unable to load for such a long period.

I may come back to it should they change it where my site isn't dependent on their site loading to work.

A Good Plugin, but Needs to be Polished Up
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plug-in is an awesome idea. I was super excited when I installed it and set it up. I ended up deleting it though. My reason is this: Although the plug-in is fantastic, it has way too many things wrong with it. Many of the things in the user profiles are messed up, like the first page (You) you can't scroll down on for some reason. Plus on the Game Center page there are random numbers and lines that seem like they shouldn't be there. Also the colors are a little messed up because I can only change so few font colors and it displays the same color even on dark and light background in some places so it's barely readable or looks awful. I know you can change this with CSS (and I am definitely capable), but I couldn't be bothered with it. If I come back to this in the future and it has been polished up I may consider downloading it again. I just don't want it in it's current state to be on my site because I'm a perfectionist and to me it just isn't up to par.

Great !
By , for WP 3.5.2

See mypokernews.fr for an exemple of this great plugin on tuesday 23 of july.

Fancy, Colorful, Extreme, Difficult
By , for WP 3.5.1

Nice plugin - actually nicer and more colorful than BadgeOS - but a bit over-extreme on levels and badge offerings, and kinda difficult to get the hang of. Should be simpler.

Much more than I expected
By , for WP 3.5.1

I tested this out on my personal blog and have yet to run into any real/major bugs. You can get lost in the setup of this plugin for HOURS if your not careful, it was kind of addicting honestly. The amount of freedom they give you to customize your badges / points / rewards is what sets this apart. There is nothing worse to me than installing a plugin only to find out it has maybe 3 functions in its setting application for you to utilize to its full potential... Their site is great as well, over all - Thumbs up on functionality and the admin functions. As for my thoughts on application of the plugin, for me personally I think I will add this to my documentary website/community. People who watch allot of documentaries and spend allot of time on the site can now be rewarded for it.

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