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