New system Auto-detection for new rules in third extensions.
From now, each developer of Joomla extensions can add an unique xml file installation for mulltiple AlphaUserPoints rules at their extensions.
With AlphaUserPoints version 1.9.6 and later for Joomla 3.x, or AlphaUserPoints version 1.8.7 and later for Joomla 2.5.x, all developers of third extensions for Joomla! can add directly at the root of their frontend component an unique xml file containing all the rules for a single component. The file structure is almost similar but you have to respect the ordering and tags:
Tag “component” is the name of the third component like “com_kunena” or other. As it is the same component, it is worth repeating for each rule in the tag “rule”
Administrator of the website which install a third component with this xml file can auto-detect directly from the button “auto-detect plugins” in control panel of AlphaUserPoints.
This xml file has to be utf-8 encoded (required) but not be zipped! Just put this file at the root of frontend component folder or plugin or module and include this file in your installer extension. This file must be named exactly as follows: alphauserpoints_rule.xml
Old method with a file uploaded manually will be retained for a few more versions before being permanently removed.
New documentation for developer updated with this new feature and can be dowloaded here.