Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between the Premium and Free Versions of MSTW Bracket Builder?
Great question! There are some SIGNIFICANT differences. “Premium” does not mean “better for your site”. In a nutshell it means brackets are automatically updated based on results, and (b) it is integrated with the MSTW League Manager Teams database. Read more on this man page which includes a section of frequently asked questions on this topic.

Is the plugin responsive?
The tournament brackets are NOT responsive. The tournament tables provide much better results on small screens, but they are far from perfect.

Can I import the games I created in the free version to the premium version?
Not in the current versions of the plugins. This feature may be included in a future release.

Help! My brackets and bracket lines are all screwed up. What can I do?
The first problem one might encounter is that the HTML container of the short code must be wide enough for the entire bracket. The table below provides the minimum size for each bracket size. Note that these numbers are not exact. You may be able to squeeze a few more pixels from each, especial the Free version.

Single Elim Double Elim
# of Rounds Minimum Size Minimum Size
2 550px 980px
3 750px 1050px
4 900px 1200px
5 1050px N/A
6 1200px N/A

If that looks okay, send me a link to your messed up page, and I’ll try to help you figure the CSS rules out.

The show_home_away argument does not work for the [mstw_team_schedule] shortcode doesn’t work on my site. What am I doing wrong?
Probably nothing. The problem will occur for sites that have (a) upgraded from 1.0 (rather than starting with 1.1), and (b) previous changed the default settings for the league(s) in question. It comes from a weakness in a the current design. Here’s how to fix it in the WP admin:

  • Capture any front-end screens (team schedule tables) you want to preserve. You are going to have to re-configure the settings for the league.
  • Go to the Leagues screen, edit the league(s) in question, and change it’s sport to something you have not used. (On the dev site, I changed the Pac-12 from “NCAA Football” to just “Football”, but it could have been “Badminton”, it doesn’t matter.
  • Voila! The asterisks will now appear …
  • BUT, you will have to reconfigure the new sport to match the old. That’s where your screen captures will come in handy.