Creating and keeping up with sports league stats on the internet can be a hassle. Fortunately, the plugin takes all of the hard work away from you. After a simple five-minute (or less) setup, you’re ready to start entering teams, players, games and even divisions. Then watch the plugin do all of the other stuff for you. Sports Bench takes care of accumulating the stats you enter as well as the standings and schedules.
The plugin has the ability to display the standings, a scoreboard of all games for the current season and statistical leader boards. Show off game stats next to a recap of a game. Easily create pages for teams and players. Shortcodes allow you to show game, player or team information in any post. If you use the Sports Bench theme, all of this comes with minimal front-end coding work for you. You have enough to worry about with managing your sports league; let us take care of the hard part.
What Does Sports Bench Do For You?
Sports Bench makes it easy for you to have a centralized location for each team in the league, with team pages. If you’re using the Sports Bench theme, this requires no setup. But even if you’re not, our functions and guides will have you setup with a team page template that will match your theme in no time.
This plugin also makes it easy for you to have a centralized location for each player in the league with player pages. If you’re using the Sports Bench theme, this requires no setup. But even if you’re not, our functions and guides will have you setup with a player page template that will match your theme in no time.
Show where teams are in the standings with ease. The plugin keeps track of the standings with minimal need for user input. You can show league, conference or division standings, whichever works for you.
Sports Bench makes it easy to organize teams via conferences and/or divisions. Simply add the division or conference and then sort the teams into them.
Display upcoming, current or completed games with an easy-to-use scoreboard. You can create a separate scoreboard page with only the need to call one function, or you can add a scoreboard bar to the top of your header.
Show who’s the best in different statistical categories with Sports Bench’s stats leader board. Simply select which stats you wish to show and they’ll show up on the page. The stats show the top ten players, but users can load more for each stat with a simple click.
Need to figure out what the record is for a particular stat? Need to see if anybody's done something before? You and your visitors can search for stats with an easy-to-use player stat search. This can be used on the front and back end so anyone can look up just about any stat.
Show off stats from a game in a nice sidebar area to go along with a post. It’s perfect for a game recap, where the text or even video recap can be in the main area with the stats off to the side. The recap stats are made to be used with any sidebar to match the theme you are using.
Sports Bench comes with three ready-to-go widgets to display in the sidebar. You can display standings, the scoreboard and the leader board for a stat in the sidebar. The widgets are also created to blend with you sidebar to match the theme.
The plugin comes with custom Gutenberg blocks ready to go when the new Gutenberg editor is rolled into Wordpress core. These blocks can be used to show page templates, games, playoff brackets, rivalries and more!
The plugin also comes with 11 different shortcodes that you can use to display information in a post. In the post editor, click the 'SB' logo to open up a modal where you can select between a game, team, player, scoreboard, standings, stats, playoff bracket, rivalry, player page, team page or game recap shortcodes to display information to add to your posts.
WP REST API Integration
Already have a database set up for your league? Well we make it easy for you to bring it over and set up with Sports Bench. Simply export each table you need - divisions, games, game info, game stats, players, brackets, series and teams - and use our CSV uploaded to add the information. The CSV import page will walk you through the process to make sure you're all set. And if you need to migrate your site, you can also export each of the tables into a CSV file to safely move the data to another site with Sports Bench or just for safe keeping.
Beginning with Sports Bench 1.5, customizations just got a whole lot easier. To customize the styling, simply create a 'sports-bench' directory inside your theme and then a custom.css file inside the new directory. Any styles there will overwrite the default Sports Bench styling. And there are now over 102 filters you can use to customize the output of Sports Bench.
What Can You Do With Sports Bench?
Sports Bench is designed with the user in mind. So do whatever you want with it.