Needing help with Sports Bench or have a question about it? Be sure to read through the frequently asked questions below. If you don’t see any help here, be sure to get help in the forums.
Sports Bench is a WordPress plugin and theme package that makes running your sports league’s website easy. The plugin allows you to add teams, players, games and playoff brackets, set up and easily update standings, stats and scoreboards. The theme integrates the plugin for a top-of-the-line design for your website.
In the WordPress ecosystem, plugins and themes do different things. Plugins are supposed to only add new functionality to the website, while themes are only supposed to add design to the website. Sports Bench mirrors that philosophy. 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.
Maybe. Sports Bench is written so that it can be functionally compatible with any theme. This means that it should work with your theme. There might be a few design things that need to be adjusted to match the theme 100 percent, but that should be the only problem. If you do run into an issue between Sports Bench and a theme, be sure to report it on the forums.
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 Codex for the classes, functions and filters you need to customize the plugin.
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.
Sports Bench currently supports baseball, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, soccer and volleyball.