If you're ready to dig into custom badges (and automatically awarded badge presets) for your Forem, Community Success are right here with you.
A few months back, I channeled my inner riot grrrl and recorded a short tutorial for badge making, but... Let's just say that one of the things I love most about Forem is that it remains a constant work in progress, and so a few months later that tutorial is already outdated. Here's a newer version with way more words:
click the image above to play the video
Whilst we always recommend consulting the Forem Admin Docs for the latest information, this post will run you through the key steps as they are at the time of pubishing.
your-forem-url/admin/content_manager/badgesor click your way there through the Admin Portal:
You'll see a list of your current badges:
Click on Create Badge to open form with the following fields:
Title: name of badge (a badge's link is auto-generated based on the title, e.g. the title Slug of Badge would generate the link /badges/slug-of-badge)
Description: the description that appears when a user is awarded the badge
Badge Image: upload an image of your badge
Credits Awarded: number of credits awarded to a user after they were awarded the badge
Go ahead and fill out your fields:
Click Create Badge to confirm your choices and view your new badge in the list:
Congratulations! You have a new badge!
Remember to keep an eye on the Forem Admin Docs pages for the latest instructions.