The new MSTW Schedules & Scoreboards plugin has been released to beta testers. The release of version 1.0 of the plugin is being delayed a bit on the off chance one of them finds an “undocumented feature”. Unlikely, I know, but just in case, I’m giving myself some time to document any such features. I am in fact testing myself while I update the documentation on this site.
MSTW Schedules & Scoreboards will replace the Game Schedules and Game Locations plugins. You can read about a number of the improvements and new features in this recent post.
One of the coolest new admin features greatly simplifies the addition team logos. Now you can select (and/or upload) them directly from the WP Media Library. If you choose not to use the Media Library for your logos you can still view the logo on the admin page after you cut and paste the logo URL into the text field.
There are new MSTW Admin and MSTW Schedules & Scoreboards Admin roles as shown in the screenshot below. The former allows a user to access all the admin screens for all MSTW plugins without all the default ‘clutter’ on the WP Admin dashboard (if the site admin sets it up that way). The latter allows a user to access only the MSTW Schedules & Scoreboards admin screens.
Finally, here’s a quick look at what a scoreboard will look like. There is a new section on the Edit Game screen for the game data as shown below. This one is the SF-NO game you see on the scoreboard below.
Here’s what a simple scoreboard might look like on the front end. This is ‘gallery view’; more views are coming in future releases.