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Getting ready to FIFA World Cup - new predictions functionality

Sport predictions for wordpress

FIFA World cup 2018 is not far away and we are getting more and more customers who are interested to create football predictions on their WordPress sites.

We've planned three big sport products (features) to be released to get ready for FIFA WORLD CUP event that will be held in Russia in 2018:

  1. Lately we have delivered big update for our WordPress sport predictions plugin (read details below), including introduction of the paid Pro edition.
  2. We are planning to introduce the new knockout predictions functionality within next four weeks. If you've ever heard about March Madness predictions - that is something we are working on now.
  3. We are planning to introduce the new life ticker WordPress plugin that will be dedicated to FIFA World Cup and will easily deliver all the event structure (teams, groups, games) without any setting up hassle!

Let's now check what functionality the most recent 1.2 version of JoomSport Prediction plugin delivers:

Improved leaderboard view together with Place changing indicator (Pro edition) makes leaderboard of predictors very representative. Now you can check how users have changed their prediction positions comparing with previous played round.

Such features as Avatars for users and Highlight logged in user allows to make prediction interface more user friendly and informative.

Wordpress sport prediction leaderboard

Private leagues (Pro edition) Now user can create his own Prediction league (open for public or just for selected users) and invite his friends to make predictions there.

Private leagues for predictions

Flexible ability to add prediction blocks (Pro edition): Top predictions, By winner side, Both teams to score, Score over to JoomSport match page makes Prediction functionality more accessible and visible for website users. Now users will see how others have predicted on the match pages.

Predictions blocks on match page

 Other minor improvements and fixes:

  • Improved UI creating leagues and rounds
  • New icons
  • Save message
  • Localization fixes

 

Download the free version or buy Pro edition

 

Check how the features work on predictions plugin demo or read the documentation.

 

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JoomSport 3.0.1 for WordPress 4.9 - Urgent compatibility HOTFIX

Our previous version of JoomSport plugin became incompatible with the latest WordPress 4.9 release. The new 3.0.1 JoomSport delivers a single compatibility fix for Matchday list.

Please DO NOT USE outdated version of JoomSport with latest 4.9 WordPress, it might ruin your database.

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Split ranking in WordPress Achievements plugin1.3. Green light for Golf.

We have delivered number of small but very valuable changes in latest version 2.1 of JoomSport Achievements. Hopefully they will help such sports like Golf to manage better results ranking and will improve general usability of the product.

We have delivered three simple changes:

  • Split ranking. Once number of competitors have equal results on season or stage level, the placing is splitting between them. If you use Points based ranking, points number will be awarded based on their given place number
  • Improved buttons on Stage layout as well as front pages CSS to deliver user friendly process and better styling for dark colored sites
  • Improved field checks on stage category creation step

Feel free to download the update from WordPress marketplace.

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JoomSport 3.0 for WordPress - Persons and other core improvements

Persons

We would like to present Persons section that was received with great enthusiasm in JoomSport Joomla version. Finally it became available in our WordPress Sport plugin. Now you can manage Referees, Coaches and all other staff with their own profile page including photo or any needed additional information. Ability to create Person type Extra field allows assigning Persons to required item for example to Team, to Match or even to Venue. Moreover once Person is added to Team it will appear on Team Roster page.

Date type of Extra field

From now on you can use flexible Date Extra field type for Teams, Players,Persons etc. It will allow you to fill dates easily and display age/ birthdays correctly.

SEO improvement

Great news for SEO adapting- now you can easily change slug for JoomSport posts in Permalinks settings. (Pro only)

Some other useful improvements include:
* Color legend
* Default season columns
* Date range filter for matches shortcode and widget
* Improved design of ranking colors
* Optional season hierarchy
* Display winner in knockout tree

Fixed bugs:

* Empty season when no played matches
* CSS styles adjustments
* Enable search for players and venues
* Display box score from deleted match
* Season container fixes
* Empty raw for players statistic in STD version
* Box score is not displayed if not grouped by extra field

 

Please update your version. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us if any questions appear.

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Getting ready for 2018 FIFA World Cup with updated WordPress sport predictions plugin

Are you ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Russia? The most popular sport entertainment is obviously sports predictions! Don't miss a chance to add this functionality to your sport website.

WordPress sport predictions plugin has been just updated. We have added critical features that make it even more attractive and definitely very user friendly. Let's go though the changes list:

  • New options for ordering leaderboard. Sort Your users according to the order you need!
  • New option to count Points on leaderboard. Now you can count points instantly or only once the round is finished.
  • Filters on Round edit. We've made it very easy to find and add matches that you need. You can also add many matches in one click now.
  • The new columns on LeaderBoard view - enjoy the full statistic for your predictions
  • Translation, time zone settings

Feel free to download the update from WordPress.org!

We are planning more updates in November for this selected product so it will be even easier to track matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and deliver even more fun to your site visitors. Stay tuned, stay with JoomSport!

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Best selling WordPress sport theme launches partnership with JoomSport sport plugin

 What makes a sport website successful? Having more than 10 years of experience in building success stories for sports projects we can state with confidence that a great sports website needs three major parts:

  • Detailed sport statistics;
  • Great sport news content;
  • And the last, but not the least, is attractive design.

Usually sport news are managed and delivered by league or sport club managers. Unfortunately, until now our JoomSport WordPress sport plugin was missing such important feature as easy and quick delivery of great sport designs. We are happy to say that everything has changed!

 

All this time our team has been looking for the best WordPress sport themes examples and we have finally found the ideal one. We are glad to introduce you top flight Real Soccer theme by GoodLayers. Real Soccer theme is one of the most popular and demanded responsive WordPress sport themes – especially for football and soccer sport clubs. How can we prove that it's the best solution for you? Easily. Just check out three reasons:

  1. Real Soccer theme is included into the top five best selling WordPress sport themes list on the most popular in the world theme marketplace (Themeforest.net).
  2. The theme is the 1st prize winner in WordPress sport themes niche.
  3. If you enter "best WordPress sport theme" query in Google, you will see that almost all top rated blogs have RealSoccer WordPress sport theme in their list.

Are you still not sure? Just check Real Soccer theme demo and you will have no more hesitations seeing their great features and awesome functional design.

Today we are glad to announce the delivery of design integration between JoomSport WordPress sport plugin and Real Soccer WordPress sport theme.

Starting October 2017, RealSoccer theme will be delivered with JoomSport Standard edition. This integration is officially supported both by GoodLayers and BearDev. What is more, we are working on the process of integration with other great WordPress sports themes: Splash, Big Slam and WP Soccer.

Check WordPress sport theme demo website to see the results of this integration and don't miss a chance to take your sport project to the totally new level. Stay tuned! Stay with JoomSport!

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JoomSport for WordPress 2.1 - Roster, CSV Import and more...

2.1. wordpres sport plugin release

CSV import feature

Today is a good day, isn't it?

We sure it is, because we have great news: now there is no more need to fill JoomSport data manually you can finally upload Players, Teams and even Matches to your JoomSport WordPress sport plugin using CSV import feature. Functionality available for Pro version holders and allows you to upload all required data for Players, Teams and Matches including extra fields. Import is very flexible as it allows you to use almost any file structure - you can choose yourself what fields you import.

Even more - it is all included into our Pro version without any additional charge!

Team Roster

The second great implementation is a new advanced view for Team roster. It includes ability to display players' photos in a professional way with their Number and other additional information. Also you can group players by any selected extra field, for example position or role.

sport team roster

Player list, Matchday shortcodes and Match Generator improvement

New Player list shortcode extends the facilities to display information on the required part of your website for selected team. Two views are available - Photos and Players Stats. Shortcodes Matchday delivers ability to display matches from selected matchday including Knockout trees anywhere across your site.

Moreover we have one more good news: Schedule generating is now possible with new algorithm - Berger system. It is officially used by UEFA and some other sport associations so it is easy now to create game schedule for most of the international leagues. Please read more details about Berger algorithm here.

Other features added

Our team was working very hard to deliver a lot of more features and in fact this time it was quite tricky to decide if we had to change the release number for 3.0 or 2.1

* Extra field display in player list
* Player stats shortcode moved to ST edition
* Emblem for standings shortcode
* Redeveloped shortened names for standings
* Add columns to Squad list
* Ability to specify seconds for Match event

Bug Fixes

We also delivered number of Bug fixes to improve quality of our product:

* Knockout match statuses issues
* CSS styles adjustments
* Box score and statistics views and blocs fixes
* Matches widget and shortcode issues
* Demo data errors
* Season bonus points were not applying

 

Please check demo and if any questions appear feel free to contact our friendly support team any possible way: Chat, HelpDesk, Forum.

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JoomSport 4.3.1 Major release

Persons and multilingual content

During the past few months we've been analyzing and gathering your requests on our feedback page. We've been working really hard to deliver the most required and useful features and improvements in our new Joomla JoomSport release. The most exciting one is highly demanded section Persons, that allows managing Referees, Coaches and all other staff with their own profile page including photo or any needed additional information. Ability to create Person type Extra field allows assigning Persons to required item for example to Team, to Match or even to Venue.

For those of you who need ability to manage sport website on different languages we are glad to announce that now you can finally do so using JoomSport multilingual content functionality. Already have installed several Joomla languages? Just enable multilingual content functionality in JoomSport configuration section and you will be able to enter JoomSport content in several languages without any difficulties. So Leagues, Teams, Players names etc will be displayed on FE in available languages depending on website user preferences.

Complex knockout with matches set

If you manage Single elimination competition where participant goes to the next stage after several matches don't miss new feature called Set of knockout matches. Now for two participants you can add as many matches as you need before moving the winner to the next round. Ability to switch Home/Away allows organizing most of Playoffs and Cups.

Player out option and translations

Player stats has been adjusted a lot in one of the last version and we do not stop improving it - now as it was requested in Match layout settings you can specify Event that make Player to leave match. For Example once Player gets Red Card his played minutes are not counted anymore in this match.

We have great news for the Arab world - Arabic translation has been added to both sides of JoomSport- Back End and Front End. Spanish, German, Slovak, Polish translations were updated. Thank you everyone involved in translating!

Other improvements and fixes

  • Box score became available for Season admin via FE management
  • Matrix button added to Team layout page
  • Season URL added to Matrix button link, other minor navigation fixes
  • Timeline is displayed only if events are registered in Match
  • Box score bug fixes
  • FE management bug fixes
  • Calendar error for new seasons in ver 4.2.0

JoomSport modules improvements and fixes

Scroll module: For displaying matches ability to specify day range has been added - now you can indicate matches of how many days before or after current date should be displayed in module. We have done a lot of tests and fixes for this module so now it runs like clockwork! Additionally there is no more need to use separate Today matches module - Today matches feature has been included into Scroll module - now you can display matches of today with all Scroll module advantages. Following the improvements delivered we have stopped support of old "Today matches" module.

Players statistics module: we have updated CSS of this module so it looks much more professional and up-to-date.

*Please pay your attention that during reinstalling JoomSport modules you loose already configured JoomSport modules and then you will need to set up reinstalled modules again.

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JoomSport 4.2.0 for Joomla - Box score functionality on board

The version 4.2.0 is a major update for JoomSport software. Besides bug fixes and small improvements JoomSport 4.2.0 includes several very essential and highly demanded features:

Box score stats

Desired and hotly debated on JoomSport feedback page feature that moves player stats management to the next level. Ability to add box score records with variable options (divided into player roles, countable and based on other stat records, simplex or composite, ability to assign parent items, etc.).
We are sure this functionality will be quite helpful for managing data in such sports like hockey basketball, volleyball, American football and many others.

How to use Box score stats effectively please check on our documentation page.

Vertical timeline

In pursuance of our customers' suggestions on JoomSport feedback page we implemented Vertical timeline so the presentation of time events now is more visible on Match details page:

Moreover JoomSport 4.2.0 includes the following improvements and bugfixes:

  • Color legend for Season standings and Season standings module (According to customers suggestions on JoomSport feedback page)
  • Interface improvements

  • Ability to display Box score stats in module Players stats

  • Player list layout menu item, sorting bug

  • Sum of events bug

     

 Please download new 4.2.0 version from your Members Area. If you have any ideas or suggestions how to improve JoomSport product please don't hesitate to share it on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Feel free to contact us if any questions appear.

Thank you for staying with us!

 

 

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Challenge your WordPress site visitors using JoomSport Predictions plugin

Nowadays there is plenty of entertainments and it’s not so easy to attract new visitors to the website and what even more difficult is to keep visitors on it. The best way of entertaining is to challenge the visitors and as a good solution let us to introduce tool for WordPress based websites – new JoomSport plugin - Sports Predictions that has been just released and is already available at WordPress directory

The plugin allows creating prediction leagues and adding matches from JoomSport seasons. Once JoomSport matches are marked as played, users will gain their points depending on league settings and predictions submissions.

 

JoomSport Predictions plugin Features

  • Enable predictions option for chosen JoomSport leagues;
  • Set up point system for each league separately;
  • Allows any registered WordPress user to make predictions;
  • Display Users Leaderboard according to prediction results;
  • Individually stats for each user;
  • Provides simple and intuitive configuration.

Check how the features work on predictions plugin demo or read the documentation.

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