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Euro 2012 Predictor

Plugin to manage and present a fantasy football (soccer) competition for the UEFA 2012 Euro Championships


After installation and activation verify that the teams and match schedules have been loaded.

If no teams or matches are shown then consult the Support Forums

In order to manage the teams, matches etc. the logged in user must have the WordPress capability euro2012_manager. By default the plugin adds this capability to the Administrator and Editor roles. If the Euro 2012 menu option is not available verify that the currrent user has the euro2012_manager role. You may need to install a capability manager plugin to manage roles and capabilities.

Users of the blog do not need any special role or capability to make predictions.

You may wish to update the URL setting via the Admin->Euro 2012 menu for each team or venue to add links to pages on your site.


Create a post or page with the shortcode [euro-2012-predictor] to display an entry form. Other shortcodes are available to display prediction results and match results. See below for more details.

Users can only predict on matches that have not yet started. Once a match has started it is removed from the entry form preventing further predictions.

Match Results

As each match is complete, use the Matches admin menu option to enter the goals scored and check the 'Match Finished' checkbox.
The group tables and match results displayed by the shortcodes will be updated.

Once a team is confirmed as coming first or second in the group stage, edit the Matches to change the placeholder team to the team that has qualified to the next stage. For example, if Greece win Group A, edit Match Number 25 and change the team from 'Winner Group A' to 'Greece'.

This change is then reflected in the knockout results table.


None as yet.

Points Calculations

Once a match has finished Modify the match and enter the final score in the Matches tab and check the 'Match Finished' box. The displayed group tables will then update with the latest team standings.

To update the users' prediction scores, select the match in the 'Predictions' menu and click 'Score Selected'. This updates the users' scores in the widget and results tables.

Points are assigned according to the settings in the 'Configure Scoring' tab.

NOTE - The bonus points are cumulative (added to the scores for exact, win and draw).

Therefore be aware that both the bonus goal and bonus goal difference points amounts will always be added to the points for a win because the goals and goal difference are the same.
The bonus goal difference points are always added to a draw because the goal difference will match. Adjust the win and draw points appropriately if either of the bonus points are non-zero.


Use the following shortcodes to display a prediction form, match results, users' rankings.

Prediction Form

You can display an entry form for predictions and the results of matches and predictions with the following shortcodes in a post or page.


Display an entry form for all the configured matches where the kickoff time is before the current date and time. The form will display a countdown to the next match deadline. Once the match kickoff time has passed the match will no longer be displayed and users cannot make predictions.

You may optionally supply the attribute stage=n where n is the stage id to limit the matches to a particular group.

To display just the matches in the group stages, not the knockout stages, use the attribute group=1, e.g. [euro-2012-predictor group=1].

To display matches sorted by kickoff time, rather than by each stage, use the attribute kickoff=1 and optionally a limit, e.g. [euro-2012-predictor kickoff=1 limit=5] to display the next 5 matches.

To remove the ability to predict penalties during the knockout stages use the attribute predict_penalties=0.

Group Tables

[euro-2012-predictor tables=1 stage=n show_results=n]

Display the group tables with the match results once the match has finished and the results have been entered.
You may optionally supply the attribute stage=n where n is the stage id to limit the matches to a particular group.
You may optionally supply the attribute show_results=n where n = 0 or 1 to hide or show the match results below the group table.

Knockout Table

[euro-2012-predictor knockout=1]

Display the results of the knockout stages of the tournament. See Screenshot

Match Results

[euro-2012-predictor results=1 stage=n]

Display a table of match results. You may optionally supply the attribute stage=n where n is the stage id to limit the matches to a particular group.

Users Predictions

[euro-2012-predictor scores=n]

For each match ID, specified by n, display a table of every users' predictions and the points awarded. Note - users predictions will not be shown if the match kickoff time has not yet passed. This is to prevent users viewing each others predictions before the match has started.

Use the option [euro-2012-predictor scores=-1] to display all predictions for all matches in one table.

Optionally add the attribute highlight="css-styles" to add a CSS style to the table row of the currently logged in user. For example [euro-2012-predictor scores=1 highlight="background:red;font-weight:bold"].

Logged in Users Predictions

[euro-2012-predictor user=1 show_total=n show_results=m]

For the currently logged in user display the list of predictions for that user. If n is non-zero then show the total points for this user at he foot of the table. If m is zero do not show match results against each prediction. Also available via the Widgets.

You may also display just the users total via [euro-2012-predictor show_total=1] without the table.


[euro-2012-predictor ranking=1 limit=999 avatar=1]

Display a summary of all the users' points as a ranking table. Optionally add the attribute highlight="css-styles" to add a CSS style to the table row of the currently logged in user. For example [euro-2012-predictor ranking=1 highlight="background:red;font-weight:bold"].

To hide the display of a users' avatar set avatar=0

Also available via the Widgets.

User Rankings Widget

The widget displays similar output to the shortcode [euro-2012-predictor ranking=1 limit=9999]

Drag and drop the widget to a sidebar and configure. Multiple instances of the widget, each configured separately, may be placed on a sidebar.

If not blank, the URL option adds a link to the full results page using the title below as the link text.

User Predictions Widget

The widget displays the list of the currently logged in users' predictions similar in output to the shortcode [euro-2012-predictor user=1]

Drag and drop the widget to a sidebar and configure.

Match dates and times

All match kickoff times and dates are displayed, by default, in match local time using the locale and date/time formating settings from Admin->Settings->General Note during June, Poland is UTC+2 and Ukraine UTC+3
If you have changed the match times in the admin screens from UTC, this will NOT work correctly.

Convert kickoff times to local timezone

If you prefer to display kickoff times according to the user's timezone then check the 'Convert kickoff times to local timezone' option setting in the plugin Overview page.

Note - The time is converted and displayed according to the settings in the user's browser/operating system.

Toggle timezones

To allow a user to toggle between match local time and browser local time you need to add the following code in your blog post, or sidebar, that contains one of the plugin shortcodes: For example,

<div class="tzcContainer">
<p id="tzLocal">Match times are currently set to match local time, please click here to convert to your time zone.</p>
<p id="tzClient" style="display:none">Match times are currently set to <strong>your timezone</strong>, please click here to revert to local time.</p>

The text can be changed to anything appropriate and include images etc. The key items are: id="tzLocal" and id="tzClient" with the second item having style="display:none". Users clicking on either of these sentences will toggle all match kickoff times between and browser local time. It does rely on the users' browser being configured correctly for their timezone and locale.

By default the plugin will also attempt to display match kickoff times in the users local language.

To disable this feature uncheck the setting 'Convert kickoff times to blog timezone' on the overview screen.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 30+


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