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JoomSport predictions for WordPress - major release 2.0.

It is incredibly mixed feeling. To release the big update for the product that is installed only on ~200 sites and new development never pays off. At the same time we know that it is used by one of the most recognized predictions sites on national level in some countries. We want to make people who use this product happy with the change delivered. This is the primary reason we created this update.

So, what was changed:

Private leagues shortcode. (pro version)

Private leagues approach is totally rethought. All the management is done without the access to admin now. Via shortcode. It is possible to generate the link so you can share it with your friends. They will be able to join your private prediction league automatically after they log in. Сlean, accurate, mobile-wise, user friendly.

Private leagues Wordpress predictions shortcode

New private leagues create UI allows you to copy the users who participated in other private prediction league you manage. So if you have your friends predicting national level competition each year this feature will allow you to avoid inviting same users every time. 

We want to bring special thanks to Stefan from https://intikkertje.nl who inspired us for this development.

My points widget

Now you can add My Points widget to inform your users about current prediction stats on any site page. League on the fly option allows showing the stats for league that you browse. (widget defines the league automatically).

Major usability issues

We paid a lot of attention to product usability this time. We introduced login url option so you can configure what link shall be displayed for unregistered site visitors. Same option is available for private league button (pro version). Navigation between the rounds is improved. Your own user is highlighted on leaderboard even if you have it out of the first page. Prediction league column has been added to the round list.

Finally, we want to remind that our Prediction leagues WordPress plugin is deeply integrated with Statorium data service. You can have the public league stats delivered automatically to your site. Сoncentrate on playing predictions rather than managing league stats!

Download the free version from WordPress.org marketplace or contact us so we update your pro version and configure it for you. Enjoy!

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Match analytics added to JoomSport

As a response for large number of request from our clients we have added analytics for future matches in JoomSport. This applies both for WordPress sport plugin (ver. 5.0) and Joomla extension (ver. 5.5) released.

The main objective of the new analytics offered is to help predicting on match outcome.

Before we start the development we have analyzed a lot of sports sites and analytics variations. Many of them offer a large amount of numbers but poorly squeezed data and we didn't want the same. We wanted to avoid overloading you with the useless numbers. Instead we have carefully selected the most important figures that might correlate with upcoming match outcome.

The new data blocks offered includes the three sections added to future JoomSport matches (fixtures status).

Season analytics

Season win / draw / lost numbers and last 5 matches blocks are offered with "All season games" OR "Home / away games" filter depending on where is the selected team plays. "Position" chart is only displayed for the seasons that are without knockouts or playoffs matchdays.

Averages analytics

For player / match events averages it is possible to set what kind of events do you need to display. Scores averages analytics offers you the three numbers for each team: scored, conceded and total. Again, season total and home / away filter is offered for both blocks.

Head to head analytics

Two blocks to analyze previous head to head game between opponents. All leagues and seasons are included. 10 games stats included inside the block.

See how the functionality looks like on our demo.

Thank you VERY much to all the bakers who supported us financially with this particular feature development! It would be impossible to deliver all that functionality without you. Special thx to Yannis (Sentragoal), Roberto (ESM), Aldi (Universfootball), Juan Luis (Quesomecanico)!

Some other improvements and features are developed

JoomSport for WordPress ver. 5.0:

* (feature) New analytics, H2H
* (feature) Custom match status for match shortcode filters
* (feature) Season options - Spanish ranking rules added
* (improvement) Improved mobile views
* (improvement) Club layout design
* (improvement) Tabs naming changed
* (Bugfix) Person menu for other languages
* (Bugfix) Hiden image for team page
* (Bugfix) Match page speed issue

JoomSport for Joomla ver. 5.5:

* (feature) New analytics, H2H
* (feature) additional columns for lineups added so you can add player numbers, position etc.
* (improvement) Improved mobile views
* (improvement) Tabs naming changed
* (improvement) SEO - browser page titles changed for Match, Team, Player, Calendar, Standings pages
* (Bugfix) Match page speed issue
* (Bugfix) Match generator fixed for double elimination knockouts

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JoomSport for Joomla! 5.3.4 security release, Football and Hockey tricks

The time has come to update JoomSport version for Joomla! CMS. We did our best to deliver worth features to new version. Please enjoy!

 

Flexibility of Team names display

Developed new default fields for team (Short name, Middle size name) will deliver full flexibility to show different Team names in the Standings and Player stats module. Forget about ugly views with long and badly proportioned Team names. Enter all possible Team names and use required one in full accordance with your design. Specific option to choose name that will be displayed on Mobile devices will make website page 100% percent mobile friendly.

Adjusted Player profile

We implemented new default fields for player (Short name, Home Country name) that allow to display Player names all over the front pages as well as in JoomSport modules.
Optional new system field “System Player number” will help you to manage Players numbers once they are related not only to Season but also to Team.

All the fields added helps to make the perfect integration between JoomSport and our new Statorium football API data service.

Secondary Player event stats. Own goals

  • Related Event stats for Player is added. Once you associate events stats with another one on event settings page you will get correct display of such stats as Assists. Available for Live commentary and FE management functionality.
  • New way to display Events related to opposite Team e.g. Own Goal. Make sure you configure it in JoomSport settings.

Minor improvements:

  • Width of data field optimized on Matchday page
  • Player Roster CSS adjusted
  • Matchday navigation on BE
  • Scroll module CSS improvements

Certainly bugfixes:

  • Number of vulnerabilities fixed. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all clients to update.
  • Matchday management for Team moderator
  • Win Games Ranking criteria can't be removed
  • Box score bugs
  • Link type Extra field fix
  • Extra time save issue

 

Please make sure that you update your version.

Feel free to share your ideas and suggestions on JoomSport feedback page and we will definitely consider it. Don't hesitate to contact us by Chat or HelpDesk or Forum if any questions appear.

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JoomSport 3.3 for WordPress - Playoff functionality delivered


We've added new option "Playoff" to Matchday settings, now you can create Round Robin Matches that will not be counted towards Standings. Playoff Matches will be displayed under the Standings. Please use it to add new stages to your competitions.


Minor improvements

  • JoomSport icon in Gutenberg classic block
  • Roster css issues

Fixed Bugs

  • CSV Team import is not working for extra fields
  • Some Themes' conflict in Current form on Standings
  • Some Themes' conflict in JoomSport buttons style
  • Roster css

Please update your version. As always 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 by Chat or HelpDesk or Forum if any questions appear.

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Happy holidays!

It's one of the best time of the year and Christmas arrived slightly early at BearDev. On behalf of BearDev team we would like to wish everyone a happy holidays time!

We truly believe everyone deserves a holiday present, therefore you will be pleased to know that we are providing $50 coupon code "2018-2019Y" for anyone buying JoomSport annual subscription. Offer is valid till the beginning of 2019.

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