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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Please DO NOT USE outdated version of JoomSport with latest 4.9 WordPress, it might ruin your database.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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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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Revolutionary update - JoomSport 2.0 for WordPress released!

Wordpress sport plugin release

If you work in the software development area for more than 10 years product releases often become a routine. They bring some bug fixes, new features and give your customers more abilities or slightly better user experience. Only few releases bring the feeling that release point is completely changing everything around. Involved customers, the software development business, team members who were working hard to deliver great product - such releases bring the feeling that once product is published and delivered the world will never be the same again. June 2017 is indeed becoming a life changing month for us and a great hope for many of our customers. Why? The answer is simple:

JoomSport sport plugin for WordPress 2.0 version is now public
and
we will announce iOS release of our sport Mobile app in a couple of days!

Our team is indeed EXCITED about the new 2.0 release. So what is inside? Let's check together one by one.

Investing into customer base growth

We have revised the initial package of features for standard and professional editions and added a number of basic abilities to free standard edition. Things like Extra fields, Venue page, basic Box score statistic, basic Player events views, matches search, Team Squad, Clubs, Game Stages are in Standard edition now. However, Professional version still has lots of excellent perks to consider buying it. Visit our compare page to check the difference.

User experience and fast learning curve

Our first version of JoomSport was released in 2009 and since that time our product has become mature. We have realized that it is extremely important how customers use JoomSport and whether it's easy to learn how to use it. For the last two years we've been putting a lot of attention to these points and - again - 2.0 release brings a lot of improvements into user experience. Structured menu, changed interfaces, improved front pages look and feel, renamed options and messages - all these things were added to 2.0 release. Ability to manage Single and Team competitions simultaneously has become very simple. Moreover, now it is easy to start using JoomSport for the first time - the installation file on WordPress site contains basic demo data.

Redesigned statistics

One of the core things of our product is player and sport match statistics. In the new release we have greatly changed this area. Player statistics is now divided into blocks and it looks completely different.

player sport statistic

In response to our customers' request we have changed the look of player events section on the match page. The change is applicable to player events with added minutes. Pro version users can enjoy greatly improved blocks' style and have more options compared to free standard edition. Another big feature is the ability to add box score records with many different options (divided into player roles, countable and based on other stat records, simplex or composite).

sport team box score statistic

We hope such improvement will help with managing data in sports like basketball, volleyball, American football and many others.

Scheduler generator

We have developed new functionality allowing our Pro version customers to generate a scheduler for their season leagues within a couple of clicks. Please read more about how it works in a separate blog post.

sport schedule generator

Improved mobile views

Previously it was a part of our user experience section but since the changes are really significant we've put it into a separate blog post section. Standings layout has become really adaptive to the screen size and displays shortened column names in accordance with screen resolution. Calendar layout has become more flexible with the new ability to add extra fields columns. We have also delivered a number of bug fixes improving the look of pages on mobile devices.

Connected to feedback platform

After releasing our feedback portal a couple of months ago we have added a small green widget into all settings sections menus. This should help our customers with submitting new ideas and suggestions for our products. You are always very welcome to add you suggestions!

Download 2.0 standard edition on WordPress.org or download pro edition from your members area, leave your feedback and feel free to contact us if any questions.

Thank you for staying with us!

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JoomSport ver. 1.3.1 - WordPress sport plugin minor release

The change log of released JoomSport minor update 1.3.1 includes bug fixes and minor improvements, among them:

  • Language strings corrections
  • Default venue picture fixed
  • Venue order in lists
  • Deleted matches don't count in standings anymore
  • Display stages with 0 score
  • Team page - logo CSS changes
  • Calendar pagination fix
  • Do not show standings table for knockout matches

 Please download the new 1.3.1 version from your Members Area if you use Professional edition.

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JoomSport for WordPress - 1.3 release features overview

The BearDev development team pleased to deliver the new core product feature in 1.3.x release.

In version 1.3 long awaited Moderation functionality has been developed*. It will be useful and actual as for local leagues as for E-sport competitions. It's first implementation of FE management features so at this stage it includes basic functionality only. Don't hesitate to contact us and share your wishes and suggestions on adding more options into Moderating permissions section. 




Now if the corresponding option is enabled WordPress user can create Team or Player and manage it's information without full admin access. Moreover as soon as Moderator creates Team or Player he can assign it to the Season (if Season registration is opened) and create or edit it's matches. The functionality is handy and quite flexible as moderator rights can be limited in settings section, site admin is allowed to enable or disable the following permissions:

  • create teams/players/matches
  • edit matches
  • specify quantity of players/teams that can be created by one user.

Other implemented features:

  • Season registration by date*
  • Match date added on matchday quick creation page
  • Season Groups feature moved to Standard edition

Besides the improvements new version include bug fixes:

  • Missing menu in localized versions
  • Language strings - new added, corrections applied
  • Date format fix
  • Ranking with equal points
  • Highlighting teams limit removed

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

*Features are available in Pro version only.

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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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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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