WFTDA Rankings Widget

Description

Add a widget to your site with the WFTDA stats from stats.wftda.com.

Currently, the widget will scrape the data from http://stats.wftda.com/league/{league}. Once the WFTDA makes an API available, it will use that API.

This plugin was developed by a roller derby referee, fan, and league member. It isn’t approved of, endorsed, or part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). I just made this to meet a need in my own league and wanted to share it.

There are measures in place to ensure we don’t overload the stats site:

  • We won’t use live stats unless and until the API has a good way to do that
  • Rankings for each league will be stored locally when first retrieved and then refreshed only if the data is over 24 hours old

Future enhancements

  • More configuration options for the widget:
    • Choice of which stats to display
    • Visual customizations
  • Create a block
  • Make available as a shortcode
  • Add hooks for extendability
  • Convert to API when available

Screenshots

  • The widget as it appears on the page
  • Widget settings

Installation

  1. Install directly from WordPress.org, upload wftda-rankings-widget.zip under Plugins > Add New, or install via WP-CLI using wp plugin install wftda-rankings-widget
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the widget in the Customizer
  4. The League Slug should match the portion of the address of your league’s stats after the last slash. e.g., if the address for your league’s stats page is https://stats.wftda.com/league/super-fantastic-derby, enter super-fantastic-derby under League Slug

FAQ

What if it doesn’t work?

  • Make sure it’s installed properly
  • Make sure your site can read external URLs
  • Activate WP_DEBUG and check for any errors
  • Ask on the support forums

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Contributors & Developers

“WFTDA Rankings Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.2 – 2020-04-12

  • Readme updates

1.0.1 – 2020-04-05

  • Converted to HTTP API
  • Updated league data storage to prevent refreshes on every page load

1.0.0 – 2020-03-21

  • The initial release