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JoomSport 5.2 for WordPress - Live scores, Team moderation

We have delivered some new hot features for our WordPress based plugin!

The new Live Scores shortcode

To improve the experience of our Statorium football API clients we designed the new live scores shortcode. The matches are grouped by leagues. Results are updated without the page reload!

Fully redesigned team moderating

We have designed completely new team moderators approach. It is done via new [jsModerator] shortcode that you can place on your site pages and let moderators do their actions without accessing the admin area.

You can also now connect the responsible team moderators to manage their selected teams. Green light for eSports teams using our plugin.

Permissions settings are very simple.

Time ticker for Statorium

We are preparing for FIFA World Cup. So you will soon see more features connected to our Statorium football data service.

This time we have delivered the time ticker. It allows the customers who use our Statorium service to show the live match minute in different blocks and also on match page.

New icons, New stats on team page, Ability to order matchdays.

We have also added number of other improvements and features. You can order matchdays within one season if you filter view by season and add all items on one matchday page.

You can see the new stats (starting lineups, minutes played) on team page. The icons for stats were also updated.

The new release allows you to configure the match page title the way you like. So it improves your SEO as well.

 

Some other minor changes and bug fixes were added. You can access the full log.

Will be glad to hear your suggestions and feedback. Welcome to contact us!

 

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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. –°lean, 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. –°oncentrate 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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