My drupal 7 site has an user rating system for authors content, but problem is, every up-vote and down-vote do not add point's automatically in users profile. But i think, it is possible by User Points module. From Userpoints Karma module page i have learned that vote/up down module allows a voter to add or subtract points to the author of a given node or comment, thereby awarding or punishing the author for what they wrote.
So, i have configured vote/up down module successfully, here is a screenshot of a views of my website:
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Now my question is, How to add point's automatically for votes using vote/up down module and User Points module? So, if an user vote a content then the user points for that content author will be 10 + 5 = 15! {Here 10 is previous user point for the content author and 5 is the value for every up-vote!} I can't understand that How to do it automatically? Any ideas? Thanks

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Theres is a module to add rules to voting api: http://drupal.org/project/voting_rules

Userpoints comes with native rules support.

I just set the whole thing up on my test environment, added a new Rule with

Event: User votes on a Node

Condition: User has role(s)
Parameter: User: [vote:user], Roles: authenticated user

Condition: Check the value of the vote
Parameter: Vote: [vote], Operator: is greather than, Data value: 0

Grant points to a user
Parameter: User: [vote:user], Points: 5, Points category: General, Operation: Insert, Moderate: Use the site defaul

additional info: you must enable userpoints and userpoints_rules as well as voting_rules

Here's the export of the rule

{ "rules_reward_voter" : {
    "LABEL" : "reward voter",
    "PLUGIN" : "reaction rule",
    "REQUIRES" : [ "rules", "voting_rules", "userpoints_rules" ],
    "ON" : [ "voting_rules_insert_node" ],
    "IF" : [
      { "user_has_role" : { "account" : [ "vote:user" ], "roles" : { "value" : { "2" : "2" } } } },
      { "voting_rules_condition_check_vote_value" : { "vote" : [ "vote" ], "operator" : "\u003E", "value" : "0" } }
    "DO" : [
      { "userpoints_action_grant_points" : {
          "user" : [ "vote:user" ],
          "points" : "5",
          "tid" : "0",
          "entity" : [ "" ],
          "operation" : "Insert",
          "display" : 1,
          "moderate" : "default"
  • many thanks for the quick reply, but i am just getting stuck while configuring condition in rule? If possible, can you please describe me more about the process?
    – rakibtg
    Feb 5, 2013 at 18:11
  • I did an update on this Feb 5, 2013 at 18:33
  • thankyou so much for your help, i will apply it and knock you again if i get stuck again ;)
    – rakibtg
    Feb 5, 2013 at 18:40
  • i found a problem, a up-vote increase user points for the voter but not for the author! also, please do something for the down-vote (-5 point) ... i am a beginner at drupal ... by the way thanks for your help :)
    – rakibtg
    Feb 5, 2013 at 18:54
  • I added the condition. updated the answer :) Feb 5, 2013 at 18:58

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