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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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