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JoomSport for WordPress - 1.2 release features overview

Many of famous Championships and competitions are in full play so our new version of JoomSport – WordPress Sports Plugin will be very handy at these days.

We are pleased to deliver several comprehensive core product features in 1.2.x releases:

Ability to create hierarchical seasons. For several stages competitions you can use new functionality allowing creation of Season containers that includes several child Seasons inside – so stats will be collected for all child seasons and can be displayed on one page on FE.

Ability to use match results inside the groups from previous season (pro version). And even more there are few variants how achievements from previous season will be used in current ranking. It will be quite suitable for managing championships with several stages. So when the first stage is completed for example the best 4 participants continue compete with each other but only based on their head to head results from previous stage. Check all possible options in the documentation

Complex matches in Knockout (pro version). Effective feature for creating series of matches between the same participants in Knockout (Single elimination) type of competition. Let’s consider quite famous example NBA, major professional basketball league in North America, where currently the Conference Finals are played in a best-of-7 series.  Team has to get 4 wins with the same opponent before it will get to the next round.

Besides such significant improvements new version include bug fixes:

  • Bug with disconnected Away team when changing match status on match page
  • Optimized CSS for matches shortcode and matches widget
  • Number of bug hot fixes in 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 releases

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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Mobile application for JoomSport - ready prototype.

February is time when our long-time plans are coming true. As many of you've already known we have been planning to launch Mobile Application during last year. We were collecting interested customers and feature suggestions. At this moment all preparation work have been done - we have already planned the initial functionality and core features so we glad to announce today that the design step has been completed also. As a result we have ready prototype that is available for public.

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The next step - is App development and we are planning to complete it within two months time. But before we start the development we are glad to make a great offer to our customers - we are looking for first 10 customers who would like to pre-order the App at greatly discounted price - just 499USD (1/3 of it's normal price). At this stage we already have first 4 customers who have already bought the application so there are 6 more vacant licenses on such knock-down prices left.

Don't miss a chance to get individual mobile application for your Sports website!

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JoomSport on WordPress directory

After we stopped supporting the free edition of JoomSport for Joomla we constantly receive question weather we have the plans to build a free version of our product with basic features. As far as CMS market is moved from Joomla to WordPress blogging platform we decided to create such free JoomSport product for the most popular CMS, WordPress.

So recently standard version of JoomSport WordPress sport plugin became available on WordPress directory. It's absolutely free solution to build your sports web site easily. Std edition includes basic set of features such as:

  • Single and Team type of competitions
  • Chronologically organized Seasons that consist of one or several MatchDays with Matches.
  • Team page with photos and statistic
  • Player profile 
  • Responsive and professionally designed frond end based on bootstrap framework

But there are some features that are available in JoomSport Pro version on top of that:

  • Knockout type of Matchday
  • Venue 
  • Events for Player and Match statistic
  • Extra fields for Player/Team/Match details
  • Club

Check the full features list on JoomSport.com

Upgrading to JoomSport Pro edition is quite fast and easy, moreover all data is saved during this process.

We keep the development active for the new product. We have already issued three public versions, in the nearest future we will deliver 1.2 release with knockout match sets, complex seasons and some time after that - front end management and Match generator add-on.

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JoomSport 1.0.2 (beta) WordPress sports plugin release

joomSport WordPress sport plugin

We are very proud to announce that JoomSport WordPress sport plugin version is already public!

The current release is open for clients who purchased the discounted license in our web shop and available for downloading in Members Area. The introductory price will be kept for a while until the moment we release the Front end management and Knockout features.

We have ported huge number of features into WordPress and some of them appeared even more flexible due to native WordPress structure and features compliance. Here is the main list available at this stage:

  • Professionally designed responsive views based on Bootstrap framework
  • Tournaments for single players or teams
  • Seasons with adjusting Standing view, groups, score settings, color highlighting

standings table - sport for WordPress

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WordPress sport plugin - Alfa release is on testing board

JoomSport WordPress sport plugin Alfa version is ready and submitted for internal testing. In the nearest future we will announce Beta version for public Beta testing, details about beta testing you can find on our forum. To stay informed about the WordPress Sport plugin development subscribe to appropriate blog category.

The first Stable release will contain almost all features that are included into JoomSport for Joomla, still some of them are postponed to the future releases to improve the initial delivery time. The second major release is planned for the end of 2016 and will include such major features as:

  • Knockout type of competition
  • Front End league management
  • eSport settings
  • player and team registration via Front End

Future WordPress plugin Road-map includes:

  • Match Generator add-on
  • Double elimination type of competition
  • Ability to copy Season with all settings and participants

Compare editions page contain the full details about the features planned.

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