Create the perfect sports WordPress website with minimal effort!
Sports Bench makes it extremely easy to create a great sports WordPress website in just minutes.
What is Sports Bench?
Sports Bench is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily turn your website into a sports website. You can add in teams, players, games and even playoff brackets and the plugin does the rest for you. You can show off cool scoreboards, standings, stats and so much more. It works with any theme but you can purchase the theme as well to get going in just minutes.
Turn your website into a sports website
Sports Bench helps you turn your WordPress website into a sports website with just a few clicks of the mouse. Whether this website is for a sports league that you’re covering or a website for your local sports league, you can easily turn your website into the place to go for all of the information.
Stats and standings calculated for you
One of the great parts about Sports Bench is that it does all of the calculations for you. Simply add in players, teams and games, and Sports Bench will calculate the standings and stats for you. You don’t have to do anything else. It’s as simple as that.
Make your website look great with the theme
While Sports Bench is designed to work with any theme, if you want your league website to look the absolute best it can, you can also purchase the Sports Bench theme. It has all of the integration with the plugin built in. That means there’s no extra work you need to do to get started. Just install both and start adding players, teams and games and get going.
Want to easily display all of the information for a team? Sports Bench automatically creates team pages that show the stats, roster, schedule and so much more for each team in your league.
Want to easily display all of the information for a player? Sports Bench automatically creates player pages that show the stats and much more for each player in your league.
Standings can be a pain to deal with manually. But with Sports Bench, you can let the plugin update the standings automatically and always stay up-to-date with who’s in first place in your league.
Stats are a mess to calculate, especially if there are a lot of games. But Sports Bench takes care of that automatically. It will calculate how many goals a player has scored or the ERA for a pitcher. No extra work for you.
Show off your latest or upcoming games with the Sports Bench scoreboard. You can create a page for the scoreboard or add the widget to your sidebar. Or best off all, you can have a scoreboard bar at the top of each of your pages.
Playoffs are where the magic happens for any league. And Sports Bench makes it easy for you to create playoff brackets that show the way for any team to make their way to the championship.
Box scores tell the tale of every game in your league. Sports Bench can create those box scores for you automatically, showing who scored, what the team stats breakdown was and how each player did in the game. It’s a great way to go inside the game.
Want to show snippets of information in the sidebar of each page? No problem. Sports Bench comes with standings, scoreboard, stats leaderboard and team schedule blocks that you can use on your website.
Want to show information about a player, team, game or rivalry, or want to not use any code to set up something like the team page? Sports Bench comes with a number of blocks and shortcodes that allow you to do that in mere seconds.
Want to easily upload a lot of players, teams, etc. information to Sports Bench? Simply turn it into a CSV file and upload it to the website. It will be added, saving you a lot of time and frustration. And if you need to export anything for any reason, you can quickly do that as well.
WP REST API Integration
Are you a developer looking to add more functionality to the website through the WP REST API? Sports Bench comes with REST API integration baked in, allowing you to do so much more with the plugin and create cool things.
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.
Turn your website into a sports website in just minutes with the Sports Bench plugin. It’s built to work with any WordPress themes, though you’ll have to add in some shortcodes and/or widgets to get things to display right. And you’ll be able to easily manage the players, teams, games and so much more for your sports league.
Just looking for a modern WordPress theme that can give your website the perfect look. Built with performance and accessibility in mind, you’ll have a great-looking website with a customizable homepage and well thought inner page designs. With or without the plugin, the Sports Bench theme is a great theme for your website.
Bundle it all together!
Get the best of both worlds by buying the bundle! You’ll get the plugin and the theme, and that will save you a lot of time and effort. You can get going with your sports website in just minutes and without having to touch any lines of code. It’s the perfect option if you just want to focus on creating and growing your website today!
Create a great website for your baseball league!
From batting average to earned run average to home runs and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your little league or beer league or for covering a professional or semi-pro league. Check out the baseball demo to see what it can do for you.View Baseball Demo
Create a great website for your basketball league!
From scoring averages to 3-point shooting to rebounds and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your local league or intramural league or for covering a professional or semi-pro league. Check out the basketball demo to see what it can do for you.View Basketball Demo
Create a great website for your football league!
From touchdowns to forced fumbles to kick returns and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your Pop Warner league or for covering a professional, semi-pro or high school league. Check out the football demo to see what it can do for you.View Football Demo
Create a great website for your hockey league!
From goals to goals against average to penalty minutes and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your junior league or beer league or for covering a professional or semi-pro league. Check out the hockey demo to see what it can do for you.View Hockey Demo
Create a great website for your rugby league!
From tries to penalty conversions to rucks and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your local league or for covering a professional or semi-pro league. Check out the rugby demo to see what it can do for you.View Rugby Demo
Create a great website for your soccer league!
From goals to goals against average to red cards and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your youth league or adult league or for covering a professional or semi-pro league. Check out the soccer demo to see what it can do for you.View Soccer Demo
Create a great website for your volleyball league!
From kills to digs to hitting percentages and more, Sports Bench makes it really easy for you to create a website for your little league or beer league or for covering a professional or semi-pro league. Check out the baseball demo to see what it can do for you.View Volleyball Demo
Take it to the next level
Join the community of other Sports Bench users over in the forums. There you can ask questions and get help, or you can show off your website for others to see and add in your feature requests. It’s a great place to meet people who use Sports Bench for their websites.Check out the forums!
Looking to extend or customize Sports Bench for your website through the code? Look no further than the documentation. You can see all of the classes, methods, functions and hooks you can use to make Sports Bench fit your website’s needs.View Documentation
Looking for help on how to do something with Sports Bench? Check out all of the tutorials that will walk you through how to add teams, players, games or how to display a box score or team page and so much more.View Tutorials
Want to see how some things are done with Sports Bench? Check out the video center with videos that show you how to create teams, players and games or how to add the scoreboard and standings and a lot more.Watch Videos
From The Blog
Adding Google Maps to your games
Figuring out where games are being played can be a challenge for your readers. But you can add in Google Maps to your game previews to help them out.Read This Post About Adding Google Maps to your games
How to create a sports website with Sports Bench and WordPress
Looking to create a great sports website. Look no further than using Sports Bench and WordPress. This guide will help you get going in less than an hour.Read This Post About How to create a sports website with Sports Bench and WordPress
Sports Bench 2.0 is available today
Sports Bench 2.0 is available today for purchasing and updating. Let’s take a look at what’s new for both the Sports Bench plugin and Main Theme.Read This Post About Sports Bench 2.0 is available today
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Sports Bench support multiple sports on the same site?
Sports Bench only supports one sport on a site at the same time. That’s just how the plugin is written. If you would like to show multiple sports, you could create a WordPress Multisite install, with a different sport on each subsite (similar to the demos).
Why is Sports Bench split into a plugin and a theme?
In the WordPress ecosystem, plugins should add functionality and themes should only add designs. For Sports Bench, the theme only adds a design to the website, while the plugin adds all of the sports league functionality. That way, if you ever want to change your theme or create a custom theme, you can do so without losing any of your sports data.
Is the Sports Bench plugin compatible with my theme?
Ideally it should be compatible with your theme. But that is also dependent on how your theme is created. If the theme is built up-to-WordPress standards (which includes any themes in the WordPress theme directory), then you shouldn’t have any issues. But the theme isn’t built right, you might run into issues.
I want to extend the plugin to match what I need. How do I do that?
Sports Bench already does a lot of what you need for your website. But if you need to extend it even further, be sure to check out the Documentation for the classes, functions and filters you need to customize the plugin.
I’m having trouble getting started. Can you help me?
If you’re having trouble getting started with Sports Bench, check out the starting guide that accompanies the plugin zip file or check out our how to guides to get started.
What sports does Sports Bench support?
Sports Bench currently supports baseball, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, soccer and volleyball. More sports might be added over time.
I have a problem, question or feature request. How should I contact you about it?
There are a few ways in which you can get in touch with me. First, you can use the form on the “Report an Issue” page to report the problem or send in a feature request. Or you can also email me directly or create a new forum topic.