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[Product Post] Theme Tip: Adding A Leaderboard

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September 12, 2014

Do you want to add a bit of a competitive spirit to your community? If you haven't already noticed, you can find a points leaderboard on the activity page. Points are accumulated by getting positive reactions from others and earning badges from various activities. But what if you wanted to have a leaderboard across your site?

All you need to do is add the following code right after {asset name="Panel"} in your theme:

{if !InSection ("ActivityList")}
{module name="LeaderBoardModule" SlotType="w"}
{/if}

The SlotType refers as used here refers to "weekly" leaders. The other options are 'd' for daily, 'm' for monthly, and 'a' for all-time. Once added, this is what will appear in your sidebar:

screen_leaderboard_theme

Pro Tip: You can filter points to specific Categories, if you select to do so in the category options and you use CategoryID in your code (i.e. {module name="LeaderBoardModule" SlotType="w" CategoryID="7"}).

We hope you found these tips helpful. Check under the product category for more product tips.

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Adrian Speyer

Written by Adrian Speyer

Adrian Speyer is the Head of Community and Lead Evangelist for Vanilla Forums. Besides spending many years in digital marketing, Adrian has been building communities of all sizes for over 20 years.

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