As we covered in an earlier post, WordPress is a fantastic platform for running your website, in part due to its great library of plugins which can expand the functionality of your site.
In this post we cover the best plugins to use on a sports website (these plugins are free unless noted).
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SportsPress allows you to run leagues, run a team website, and much more.
It is extremely flexible, meaning you can use for all sports and teams.
SportsPress is the “ultimate all-in-one plugin for transforming your WordPress blog into a fully automated, configurable team website… offers a series of premium SportsPress themes and extensions to give you even more sports functionality for your website”.
SportsPress is our number 1 WordPress plugin for sport!
League Engine (Paid – $20)
League Engine is another great plugin for running leagues and tournaments, but has more premium features such as fixture list generation.
If you are running a sports blog/website and you want to display football tables, results and upcoming fixtures this is the plugin to do the job.
Simply stick into your sidebar and choose what you want to display.
This plugin is ideal for listing fixtures and results and includes a widget to countdown to an upcoming game.
The final plugin in our list comes built-in with all WordPress installs. RSS stands for Really Simple Sindication and allows you to display the latest posts from any RSS feed on your own website.
For example, you can easily display the latest sports news from the BBC Sport website by adding the URL of a particular RSS feed to the widget section of your website (click HERE to go to the BBC Sport RSS Feeds page – you can then choose which feed you want to put on your website. Ensure you put attribute BBC Sport by putting something like “Latest News from BBC Sport”).
A RSS feed is a great way of having fresh content added to your website without you having to do any work!
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GBSport members can contact us on 01952 201657 for specific telephone and email advice and support on this and any other business matter. Or for more advice on web design you can email firstname.lastname@example.org – we can help with plugin setup, themes, or you can take advantage of our bespoke web design service.