I received few emails last week-end in order to get some information about the development status of the Premium Edition.
So, I’m working very hard on that version and I’m building along the documentation which will be detailled and very useful for those wanting to customize it for their needs. I should be able to release a first version without all the fixtures but with the players system running for the next few days.
No promises but I’m confident that this week-end, it will be online. I’m gonna need your feedback in order to fix the bugs and improve it. Keep in mind that it’s unstable so don’t use it on your production blog but do some tests on a dev/demo WordPress site.
As you can see, few modifications have been done from the Core Edition in the User Interface but it’s mostly the same as you already know. One of the great feature (IMHO) is that you can add as many positions as you need and it can be different for every league. That feature gives you the chance to customize easily your plugin to handle many different sports.
Another really good point – to me at least – is that it will be very easy assigning a tag to a player and displaying the related news in his profile. I love that feature and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it too.
I’ve also decided to let you create the “actions” you might need for every match. It means that except the number of starting and substitute players that are “rock-solide” in the database, you can personalize the type of actions your league requires. (That part is a big challenge to me but that’s supposed to be PHPLeague ‘s greatest strength)
Basically, in the Results section, you’ll have a small button giving you the chance to enter the players (only if player mode is enabled) and then, once you have filled-in the players, in a new page – not designed yet, you can add your personal actions for every player.
No pressure, you don’t want managing players data for every match, you don’t have too but you’ll still be able to handle your players and assign them on a team for every existing league (without the matches data). You might save few queries on your server, but lose some great information for your visitors.
Hope to give you great news soon,