The idea of gamification is nothing new. Many businesses are using it to get their customers and users involved. Your readers are going to get more involved when they can achieve things or unlock features on your site. Plugins such as BadgeOS can help with the process. It turns your website into an achievement system.
BadgeOS makes creating badges and setting up achievements for users easy. Your site’s users will have to complete the steps you require to move up. Badges are Mozilla OBI compatible and sharable via Credly. Badges can be defined for site activity and contributions.
BadgeOS can encourage people to comment on your site and contribute to it. You can use badges widget to show your users which ones they have earned. A pretty useful tool to use to gamify your site.