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Updating New & Archiving Old Competitions


As the new year is beginning, you will want to update your fixtures and results section. Firstly, you will need to first archive your current competitions. To do this please follow the instructions below:

Create Archive Page

  1. Go into Pages
  2. Create a new page with the parent “Fixtures & Results” and name it “2016 Competitions” (Change the year to suit)
  3. Choose “Fixtures & Results Page” as the Page Template.
  4. Scroll down to Custom Fields section to add in your servasport parameters*.
  5. Create 2 new custom fields
  6. Name: query_args_fixtures – Value: fixturesOnly=Y&reverseDateOrder=N&showArchive=Y&season=2016
  7. Name: query_args_results – Value: resultsOnly=Y&reverseDateOrder=Y&showArchive=Y&season=2016
  8. Click Publish to save this.

Moving Old Competitions to your Archive Page

  1. Go into Pages
  2. Click Screen Options at the top right of the page and change the Number of items per page to the amount of pages you have in total on the site (You’ll see this next to the pagination on the right above the actual page table). This makes it easier to see all the current fixture pages that are on your site.
  3. Scroll down until you see the “Fixtures and Results” Page.
  4. You can then select each of the category pages that you have under Fixtures and Results (Club, County, Minor etc) by clicking on the tick boxes on the left. Make sure to include the fixtures results ajax page here too.
  5. Once you have selected all of these, please scroll back up to the top and click on the Bulk Actions dropdown and choose Edit and click apply.
  6. Click on the Parent dropdown and choose the 2016 competitions page that you created in the previous section.
  7. Click Update to save this.
  8. Refresh the page and you should notice that all your pages have moved under your 2016 competitions page.

Uploading New Competition Category Pages

  1. Go into Pages
  2. Scroll down until you see the archive page you created earlier “2016 Competitions“.
  3. Select each of the category pages that you have under “2016 Competitions” (Club, County, Minor etc) by clicking on the tick boxes on the left. Make sure to include the fixtures results ajax page here too.
  4. Once you have selected all of these, please scroll back up to the top and click on the Bulk Actions dropdown and choose Clone and click apply. This will then refresh the page.
  5. Click on the Drafts to view these new pages.
  6. Tick all the new pages again and please scroll back up to the top and click on the Bulk Actions dropdown and choose Edit and click apply.
  7. Click on the Parent dropdown and choose the original Fixtures & Results page.
  8. Click Update to save this.
  9. You can then add your regular competitions as normal following this tutorial.

Please Note

 

If your club does not use Servasport to store fixtures and results we have set up a way to manually insert these to your site. Here are instructions on how to do this:

  1. Login to the dashboard
  2. Go to posts and click “Add New”.
  3. First thing you’ll need to do is add the date of the fixture/result to the title text box (where it says “Enter title here”).
    • It’s best to keep it in full format, so “Monday 9th May 2016” just so that it doesn’t conflict later down the line.
  4. Then change the Category (on the right) to either Fixtures or Results *
    • * The category will be named depending on your specification during development.
  5. This will automatically change the layout of the page so that you can add competitions.
  6. Click the blue “Add Fixture” button to start adding content for that day.
    • Try to add them in order of date so for example – add Monday’s competitions before Tuesdays. Otherwise to change the order you’ll need to go back and change the published on date to earlier than the others. Unfortunately this is just a draw back to not using the Servasport system. 

Please see screenshot below for clarity:

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To add a competition within Fixtures & Results:

  1. Login to your site dashboard
  2. Click “Pages” > “Add New”
  3. Choose appropriate title for competition that will appear in the dropdown menu in both the Homepage and Fixtures & Results section
  4. Page Attributes – Choose a parent from the list of competition level pages under Fixtures & Results (i.e. Senior, Junior etc)
  5. Page Attributes – Choose Template “Fixtures and Results Page”
  6. Scroll down to Custom Fields section and choose “CompetitionID” from the dropdown menu.
  7. Add your 5 digit competition ID into the Value field to the right
  8. Click Publish to view the new competition on your site.

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Please Note