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Couple of new features for predictions plugin

This week we have published the new 2.1.1 release for prediction plugin. It delivers two new features.

Joker match

Once enabled in plugin settings users can select one match inside each round to be Joker. Points for such selected match will be doubled.

Bonus points

Users can earn extra bonus points for guessing correct score for at least one team.

I have configured the points in my example league as follows: Exact guess = 10, Winner & Score difference = 5, Winner side = 2, Bonus for correct gals guess = 1

So finally points system works with the following rules and cases:

Option Description Example prediction Example score Points gained
Exact Result when score prediction is exactly equal with match score 1:1 1:1 10
Winner & Score difference user predict goals difference AND winner of the match 3:1 2:1 5
Winner side When prediction is correct only for team who win the match 0:1 2:4 2
Bonus for correct goals guess Only one team score prediction was correct. 0:1 2:1 1
  Bonus is added to other cases but not exact score. Here is the example with winner side and bonus 2:1 2:0 2+1=3

 Please contact us if you have any questions. We will be glad to support you!

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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 4.1.2 for WordPress

Here is the list of changes for the 4.1.2 version release. We paid the attention to SEO, design and Live matches support. Also, this release offers the deeper integration with UEFA EURO 2021 API football data offered by our Statorium team.

Enhanced Live match support 

Match details such as player events, lineup and substitutes will be updated automatically without page reload if match is marked as Live.

Improved SEO

We've implemented new URL form method for season and match posts.  Also league name for season post name added.

New features:

  • New design for player events block
  • Ability to add featured image for season post
  • Brazilian data format added
  • Gutenberg blocks support
  • Extra time score in a separate block on match page
  • Ability to drag and drop player events to order them
  • PHP 7.3.8 support

Improvements:

  • Default list of columns once creating season
  • Matchday name added on match page
  • Sort standing legend by places

Certainly bugfixes:

  • Do not show table for season with playoffs only
  • Minor CSS fixes
  • fix URL in help section
  • cleaned many warnings and notices
  • Match widget with group filter
  • Live status filter fix for undefined season inside shortcode
  • Safari support

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 by Chat or HelpDesk if any questions appear.

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JoomSport 4.0 for WordPress. Live matches. Super flexible names display.

Sometime releases bring the filling that new functionality will utterly change the product life, as well as company destiny and many customers who use the software. This release is the one! 

We have done number of changes that are mostly connected with our new data service - Statorium. They both deliver flexible way of how you display the information on your site and bring better soccer stats support.

Live status

First of all we are happy to introduce the ability to display Live Status for matches. Once match is marked as Live representative icon "Live" will appear on all views: Fixtures, Shortcodes and Widgets. For such matches real time updates of the match page score activated so there is no need to reload the page to get info about the match score.

Adjusted display of Team names on all views including widgets and shortcodes.

We implemented new default fields for team (Short name, Middle size name). By means of these fields you will get full flexibility to show different Team names in Shortcodes and Widgets. 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.

More flexibility for Player profile

Same as for Teams we developed new default fields for player (Short name, Home Country name) that also open up possibilities to display Player names all over the front pages as well as in Shortcodes and Widgets.
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.

Secondary Player event stats. Own goals

  • Ability to create related Event stats for Player. Associate events stats with another one on event settings page and you will get correct display of such stats as Assists.
  • Match time and Event time can be added in 45+3 format.
  • New way to display Events related to opposite Team e.g. Own Goals

Statorium breakthrough

  • Integration with updates system from Statorium Data API service (Statorium soccer live scores API) * Match scores and stats are supported in Real time. No more need to update results manually. JoomSport and Statorium do all the donkey work
  • Import ability of new default fields from Statorium Data API service* All available Players names (short name, home country name) all known Team names (short name, Middle size name) will be uploaded and updated automatically.

Other added improvements

  • Integrated themes CSS
  • Remove column names if icon exists for player stats tab in player profile and on season player list
  • Roster image CSS improvement
  • CSV examples integrated*
  • Show system Player number next to the Team name on Player profile

Certainly bugfixes:

  • Custom status display on Match views
  • Player Events are not displayed on Match FE if minute is not specified
  • Deleted Match is counted into Played matches for Player

*Features added to Pro version only.

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 feel free to contact our friendly support team any possible way: ChatHelpDeskForum.

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