HOW TO: Manually assign/remove trophies on user accounts.

RallyFan

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Did a bit of searching for this and came up short. After some testing I've figured out a way to do this and thought I'd share.

@Brogan if this is of interest please move to Tip and Guides.

VERSION: Tested with v2.1.9 without using other add-ons.
PROBLEM: You want to manually assign/remove trophies for users, but can't figure out how as default criteria doesn't quite fit.
SOLUTION: Use a combination of Custom User Fields and Trophy Criteria.

1. Log into Admin Control Panel (ACP).

2. Add Custom User Fields via ACP > Users > Custom User Fields. Add however many you want - or one for all custom trophies. I'll use the example of 4 custom trophies here and one custom field:

TIP: Make sure you use "Preferences" for Display Location if you don't want the fields showing up on the users profile.

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3. Ensure that User Editable is unticked, and Moderator editable is ticked.

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4. Save your Custom User Field/s.

5. Create a Trophy via ACP > Users > Trophies.

6. Name your trophy accordingly, and give it "0" Trophy Points (to avoid it being awarded based on post count).

7. Add a Description (this will show under HELP > Trophies if that page is enabled).

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8. Click User Field Criteria and you'll see your Custom User Fields from above.

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9. You'll need to create one individual trophy per choice, so ensure you tick "User Choice is Among" and an Option. I'll fast track this and you'll see I now have 4 Custom Trophies.

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10. By now they should be available for admins and mods to give to users. Here they are under ACP > Users > Any User Profile

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Or as a moderator under USER PROFILE > Moderator Tools > Edit

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11. Tick to add, Untick to remove. Lets give this user Trophies 2 and 4. SAVE the edit.

12. Under ACP > Users > USERNAME you will see the following:

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and it is all logged too under Change Log:

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13. When the Trophy Cache is rebuilt (ACP > Tools > Rebuild Caches > Rebuild Trophies) or the cron runs to rebuild (default 40 minutes), your user will now be seen sporting shiny new trophies.

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Easy as, and if you follow the procedure in reverse you can remove trophies as well.

Works as a great alternative to multiple user banners too!

Hope you enjoyed this How To :)
 
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