BNS Badge

0 “badge” that dynamically displays, in a widget area or with a shortcode, the user’s current rating with direct links to


Latest version: Download BNS Badge v0.7 [zip]


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload bns-chesscom-badge.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  3. Read

— or –

  1. Go to ‘Plugins’ menu under your Dashboard
  2. Click on the ‘Add New’ link
  3. Search for bns-chesscom-badge
  4. Install.
  5. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  6. Read

Shortcode: bns_chess

Parameters are very similar to the plugin:

  • ‘title’ => __( ” )
  • ‘the_user’ => ”
  • ‘badge’ => ‘default’

Current badge sizes: 125×125, 200×50, 100×30, 120×60, 468×60, 250×250, 200×200, and the default.

NB: Use the shortcode at your own risk!


Q. How can I get support for this plugin?
A. Please note, support may be available on the WordPress Support forums; but, it may be faster to visit and leave a comment with the issue you are experiencing.

Q. Do I have to do anything besides enter my user name?
A. No. The plugin will retrieve all the necessary details based on the user name entered.



  • Released April 2015
  • Added “BNS Badge Update Message” function
  • Minor code reformatting
  • Clean up code and improve inline documentation
  • Replace bns-cb textdomain with bns-chesscom-badge
  • Updates to copyright year, tested up to, requires at least, etc.


  • Released May 2014
  • Update compatibility version
  • Update copyright years


  • Released September 2013
  • Added third parameter to shortcode_atts for automatic filter creation


  • Release May 2013
  • Version number compatibility updates


  • Release February 2013
  • Refactor code into class structure
  • Added sanity check if user name is present


  • Release November 2012
  • Added conditional check to displaying online statuses or not
  • Added CSS wrappers and styles for online status text
  • Removed load_plugin_textdomain as redundant


  • documentation updates
  • added license reference to ‘readme.txt’
  • programmatically add version number to enqueue calls


  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.4
  • inline css optimizations


  • released November 2011
  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.3
  • added phpDoc Style documentation
  • added i18n support
  • added conditional enqueue of bns-chesscom-badge-custom-style.css stylesheet


  • released June 2011
  • confirm compatible with WordPress version 3.2-beta2-18085
  • enqueue style sheet
  • note minimum required version as 2.8 for the use of register_widget et al.
  • added shortcode functionality


  • released December 11, 2010
  • Confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.1 (beta)


  • Release date: May 22, 2010
  • Added options for all current (as of May 22, 2010) badge sizes available from


  • Initial release.

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