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Football Pool

This plugin adds a fantasy sports pool to your blog. Play against other users, predict outcomes of matches and earn points.

Logged in users of your blog can predict outcomes of matches and earn extra points with bonus questions. Every player can view scores and charts of the other pool contenders.

This plugin installs some custom tables in the database and ships with match information for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but it can be easily manipulated with the match info for other championships or sports. Please note that deactivating this plugin may also delete all the plugin's data from the database, please check the 'keep data on uninstall' option on the settings page (it is set by default since version 2.3.1).

I originally coded this pool in PHP as a standalone site for the UEFA 2000 championship and rewrote the damn thing several times for every European Championship and World Cup since. Every year I added new features. In 2012 I decided to transform it into a WordPress plugin. I hope you like it.

A special thank you to all the translators that found time to translate the many labels in this plugin. And thanks to all the users that reported bugs.

Features

  • Users can predict match outcomes.
  • Automatic calculation of the pool ranking. Or define your own custom ranking for a group of matches.
  • You can add bonus questions for extra fun (single answer and multiple choice).
  • Add your own teams and match info to use the plugin for another (national) competition.
  • Import or export the game schedule.
  • Automatic calculation of championship standing.
  • Configurable scoring options.
  • Use the built in pages and/or shortcodes to add the pool to your blog.
  • Use different leagues for your users (optional).
  • Users have charts where their scores are plotted. And they can compare themselves to other players. (Only available if Highcharts chart API is downloaded seperately, see Help for details).
  • Several widgets and shortcodes to display info from the championship or the pool.
  • Extra info pages for venues and teams.
  • Extensible via filters and actions (see help page in the admin).

Translations

If someone wants to help translate the plugin in another language, or make the existing translations better ;), please contact me at wordpressfootballpool [at] gmail [dot] com. The FAQ contains information on how to use a different language. Available languages in the plugin can be found on the "Other notes" tab.

Other things

  • This plugin requires WordPress 3.3 or higher, PHP 5.2 or higher and jQuery 1.4.3 or higher.
  • If you want to use the charts feature, please download the Highcharts API from http://www.highcharts.com/download (see "Installation" or Help page in the WordPress admin for details).

If you find bugs, please contact me via the support forum, or at wordpressfootballpool [at] gmail [dot] com. If you like the plugin, please rate it on the plugin page on WordPress.org.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-5-19
Downloads: 14,786

Ratings

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Support

72 of 115 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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