Sports Bench Plugin Changelog

All of the changes for the Sports Bench Plugin are stored here.

2.3.2 – September 21, 2022

  • Fixed an issue with the tables not being created when a new subsite is created in a multisite install.

2.3.1 – August 19, 2022

  • Fixed the license key issue by changing the license when it’s updated.

2.3.0 – August 9, 2022

  • Added in the play-by-play feature for basketball.
  • Added in a list view for the scoreboard page.

2.2.2 – June 7, 2022

  • Fixed the playoff brackets on the back and front end.

2.2.1 – May 24, 2022

  • Added in sanitization and validation functions where there should be to make sure the input and output data is clean.

2.2 – April 5, 2022

  • Added in the play-by-play feature for baseball.
  • Added in a team manager user role.

2.1.2 – February 28, 2022

  • Added in code to deactivate the SB Lite plugin and keep the tables from being overwritten.

2.1.1 – January 18, 2022

  • Fixed the sports_bench_add_action function.
  • Fixed the styling with the dashboard widgets.
  • Added in the edit game, player and team links to the admin bar.

2.1.0 – December 13, 2021

  • Added in a team history feature for team pages.
  • Added in play-by-play for soccer games.

2.0.3 – October 19, 2021

  • Added in delete_game function for the games screen.
  • Added a min-width of 0px for scoreboard buttons to keep themes from messing up the styling.
  • Hid the SQL date for the scoreboard page and widget.

2.0.2 – September 23, 2021

  • Fixed issue with the updater.

2.0.1 – September 15, 2021

  • Added an admin notice to enter in the license key if it hasn’t already been done.

2.0 – September 14, 2021

  • Rebuilt using an object oriented programming paradigm.
  • Updated the design of the different admin screens the plugin creates and uses.
  • Added in easier customization of the add/edit team, player and game screens.
  • Updated the classes for teams, players, games, brackets and series.
  • Added in classes for scoreboard, standings and stats.
  • Added in sport-specific classes that can be used.
  • Updated the JavaScript files to load in the footer.
  • Accessibility fixes.

1.9.2 – December 7, 2020

  • Fixed issue with team logos and team and player photos not being able to uploaded.

1.9.1 – October 20, 2020

  • Fixed issue with the games admin page not being loaded.

1.9 – August 2, 2020

  • Added a box score function, block, shortcode and option (for a page to host the box scores).
  • Added a player bio field and displays it on the player’s page.
  • Created filters to change the name of conference and division titles.
  • Added the ability to have custom files for the admin screen files through a theme’s directory.
  • Tested with WordPress 5.5

1.8 – January 5, 2020

  • A11y fix: Added alt text for team logo and photo.
  • Added batting and pitching order for baseball.
  • Added team and player taxonomies for posts.
  • Tested with WordPress 5.3.2.

1.7.2 – December 28, 2018

  • Added a Polish translation.
  • Fixed issue with rivalry block not showing the series score or recent games.
  • Added check with has_blocks when loading scripts and styles for blocks.
  • Fixed issue with player, game and game recap blocks’ select dropdowns not working correctly.

1.7.1 – December 9, 2018

  • Tested to work with WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg.

1.7 – September 6, 2018

  • Added team stats for team page.
  • Added team and season filters for stat search.

1.6 – July 19, 2018

  • Added the ability to export league data as a CSV.
  • Added the ability to search for player stats on the front and back end of the website.
  • Added the ability to list basketball referees for games.
  • Fixed errors in Gutenberg blocks.
  • Fixed issue with shortcodes not having the correct amount of arguments for certain filters.

1.5.2 – April 4, 2018

  • Fixed error when trying to load Gutenberg blocks without the Gutenberg plugin.

1.5.1 – April 3, 2018

  • Added Gutenberg blocks for brackets, games, game recaps, list division, players, player pages, stats, scoreboard, standings, team, team pages and team schedules.

1.5 – March 7, 2018

  • Redesigned the admin elements in order to make it look up to today’s web design standards.
  • Removed default font styling to make the plugin match the current theme better.
  • Added option to use the Josefin Sans font in the front-facing elements of the plugin.
  • Added the ability to create a stylesheet in your theme that will override any Sports Bench styling.
  • Made sure abbreviation guides were added if wanted.
  • Other smaller fixes to make Sports Bench the best it can be.

1.4 – December 6, 2017

  • Added support for rugby and volleyball.
  • Added links to opposing teams from the team schedule.
  • Hid game time if it’s set to midnight. This helps for games with a TBA or TBD game time.
  • Added a shortcode to list teams by division or conference.
  • Added support for neutral site games.
  • Added the ability to include a Google Map with game previews.
  • Added an options endpoint for Sports Bench options.
  • Added the ability to display a link to a page in the scoreboard, standings and stats widgets.
  • Changed row class from “row” to “sports-bench-row” to eliminate conflicts with Bootstrap.
  • Added a team schedule widget.
  • Added the ability to add, create, update and delete items for brackets, divisions, games, game events, game stats, players, playoff series and teams with the WP REST API.
  • Other fixes to make Sports Bench better.
  • Tested with WordPress 4.9.

1.3 – September 6, 2017

  • Changed some AJAX functions to use the WP REST API.
  • Added rivalry, team page, player page and game recap shortcodes.
  • Added Sports Bench Options page and removed the options from the Customizer.
  • Added a CSV import function.

1.2.3 – August 3, 2017

  • Fixed issue with date picker not showing up on add/edit player page.

1.2.2 – August 3, 2017

  • Fixed issue with players not saving.
  • Fixed issue with games not saving because of difference in initial sport in ‘Add Game’ and the database.

1.2.1 – June 21, 2017

  • Added better functionality for WP REST API routes, including the ability to group stats by players.
  • Fixed strip slashes issue with player’s height.

1.2 – June 7, 2017

  • Fixed error that shows up in the standings widget and standings dashboard widget when there are no teams in the database.
  • Fixed issue with keepers not showing up in the right spot in the game recaps.
  • Changed the style of the teams adn players admin listing and edit pages to match the style of the games admin pages.
  • Added the ability to create playoff brackets.
  • Added an active/inactive option for teams.
  • Made “Free Agent” a team choice for players.
  • Redesigned the games dashboard widget to match the style of the games listing page.
  • Added shortcodes to show the scoreboard, standings or stats.
  • Fixed other minor issues with the plugin.
  • Tested to work with WordPress 4.8.

1.1 – January 7, 2017

  • Added custom routes to the WP REST API for all tables.
  • Added standings and games dashboard widgets.
  • Changed the style of the game list page and add/edit game page to make adding game stats much easier.


  • Initial release to the world.