How to Create League Tables in SportsPress
Once the season starts, it’s game time!
In the previous lesson, you learned how to update your events with the score and stats.
SportsPress stores all that data and will automatically update your League Tables to show the current standings on your website.
In this lesson you will learn:
- How to create a new league table
- How to highlight your team in the league table
- How to make adjustments in the league table
- The difference between manual and automatic values
Creating a New League Table
Let’s go ahead and create a new league table.
So we’ll go to Teams, League Tables, Add New
We’ll call this one League Standings.
Scroll down and narrow down our teams by selecting a Competition and Season. As soon as we’ve selected one, we’ll notice that the list of teams will be narrowed down.
Also, our statistics will use whatever statistics occurred within this competition and season, so it’s very useful when we’re trying to create archive of our previous seasons.
For this league table, let’s go ahead and select All teams, competitions, and seasons, and click Publish.
Highlighting a Team
So now the teams are here, the radio boxes on the side is used to highlight a particular team. We can click to select, and click again to unselect it.
Let’s select the ThemeBoy Troopers team and click update to see what highlighting a team will do to our league table.
So let’s go to view this league table, we’ll notice that this team has been highlighted in a different color and has been bolded. If we know some CSS, we can change the way our team is highlighted by adding our own styling.
Selecting Columns to Display
Let’s go in and edit the league table again, so let’s say for this league table we don’t want to show Goal Difference and some other values. We’ll uncheck these boxes and update.
Now the league table doesn’t show those columns anymore and is a much simpler league table.
Now let’s say that one team had points added or deducted, at the top of the League Table section, there is this section with Values and Adjustments. Click on the Adjustments and it will take us to a table that is almost identical to the league table but the values are all zeroes.
So let’s add an adjustment here, let’s take away one point form ThemeBoy Troopers so just type in -1 to deduct a point, and we can also add a positive number to give teams additional points and click update.
What this does is, by adding a number in the adjustments section will affect the values in the league table section.
ThemeBoy Troopers originally had 5 points, but by adding a -1 in the adjustments table, this table should now reflect that change and give ThemeBoy Troopers 4 points.
View the league table and we’ll see that reflected here.
These columns that be clicked to order them using the different columns. This is a setting that we can turn on or off in the general settings page under SportsPress.
Automatic vs Manual Values
Also, we’ll notice that these numbers are all greyed which means that they’ve been auto calculated from the events or are taken directly from the team’s settings.
Because these are auto calculated, we might need to make the occasional adjustments if we’ve missed an event or we just don’t want to auto calculate.
We can just override these values by typing directly into the boxes, and click update. We can leave some values as auto and some as the values we’ve manually entered.
Go ahead and update the league table and view to see how it looks now.