Add points for spesific user interaction to create a level system.

Usage no npm install needed!

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NodeBB: Points

Additional metrics for User Profiles. It's like experience in video games. Plugin is good for gamification of your board.

Version Dependencies bitHound Score Code Climate

Ranking Calculation

Ranking calculator is a function, that should accept 2 parameters - settings and raw points. Settings could vary from one calculator to another. Calculator must return object with properties listed below:

  • rank [Number] - user's rank, level
  • rankProgress [Number] - amount of points on current level
  • rankTotal [Number] - amount of points needed to level-up
  • total [Number] - raw amount of points

Example: Default Function


Plugin populates both: Profile and Topic views. Search for points property in corresponding entities.

Profile View

If you want points in Profile, do very basic changes to your theme:

Example: Vanilla Theme, /account/profile.tpl, edit template in package directory - node_modules

<div class="text-center account-stats">

    <div class="inline-block text-center">
        <span class="human-readable-number" title="{reputation}">{reputation}</span>
        <span class="account-bio-label">[[global:reputation]]</span>

    <div class="inline-block text-center">
        <span class="human-readable-number" title="{postcount}">{postcount}</span>
        <span class="account-bio-label">[[global:posts]]</span>

    <div class="inline-block text-center">
        <span class="human-readable-number" title="{profileviews}">{profileviews}</span>
        <span class="account-bio-label">[[user:profile_views]]</span>

    <!-- IF points -->
    <div class="inline-block text-center">
        <span class="human-readable-number" title="{points}">{points}</span>
        <span class="account-bio-label">Points</span>
    <!-- ENDIF points -->

Topic View

Every post will have additional field: points. If you want utilize points calculation feature in topic view, you should use theme that supports such type of integration.


  • Add Gifts: ability to add points through ACP with a notification
  • Add Transfers: user can transfer some of his points as a reward for some bounty or help or user generated competition
  • Add Points Grid: multipliers or raw values for different categories
  • Add Fresh Points: provide information for points that are earned today
  • Add Complexity to Point calculation: encourage tags in topic creation
  • Add Custom ranking calculators
  • Add ACP Panel for raw point rewards
  • Add API for raw point rewards
  • Add Custom Notifications for levels
  • Add Presets for ranking calculation
  • Add Sections to Overview page: all time, today, personal.
  • Add Utility for initial point calculation
  • Add Tests (Mocha/Tape)


v2.1.0 - 10/8/2015

  • New posts now will be populated with points
  • Updated all package dependencies
  • Points section will show exactly 20 top users

v2.0.0 - 10/2/2015

  • Compatibility with v0.8.x forum
  • Improved support for themes, you don't need inject templates anymore
  • Improved Overview page

v1.2.0 - 5/10/2015

  • Use Posts filter
  • Added Settings to Topic View

v1.1.0 - 5/10/2015

  • Rank calculation moved to client-side

v1.0.0 - 4/26/2015

  • Very first release