Yearly Archives - 2017

Version 2.11 Released

Tournamatch version 2.11 was released on November 1st. This version is a minor update which adds the WordPress toolbar to Tournamatch pages; consolidates settings defined in “Manage Addons”, “Manage Language” and the config.php file into one “Manage Settings” page; replaces antiquated pagination code with a newer library which supports bootstrap markup; and adds support for MySQL installs with the “STRICT_TRANS_TABLES” mode enabled. This update also addresses bugs for unranked “Rung-Up” ladders, team invites via email, player sorting, and a few others.

You can download the latest update using the same link provided on purchase. Feel free to reach out if you no longer have that email. Thank you and Happy Belated Halloween!

Version 2.10 Released

A new version of Tournamatch (version 2.10) is now available. This is another big one that includes several critical fixes for WordPress. The admin section of Tournamatch has moved into its own administration section separate of the main CMS environment. We also added support for confirming previously reported ladder matches and did some minor reorganization of links under there new categories. The other section was beginning to become a miscellaneous drop zone for stuff that didn’t have a home, and this new layout should help better organize admin pages. There will be some more house cleaning coming up to the Admin in a future version.

We also fixed some bugs for the WordPress CMS for user authentication, main admin links and search user links. An install script bug breaking team ranks and double elimination tournaments is fixed. We added links to view attachments for reported matches in confirm results, admin, and the match details page. Attachments are still disabled by default. You can enable them in the admin section titled “Manage Addons”. Finally, we added some minor CSS configurable options for ladder standings and player profile images.

A detailed list of everything is located in the CHANGES.txt file. Please use your existing download link to retrieve the latest version.

New Admin Support

The way you authorize administrative users in Tournamatch changed in the version 2.7 release. Before this version, any admin that existed in your main Content Management System (CMS) also had administrative privileges in Tournamatch. PHP-Nuke required a user be a super user and phpBB granted access to anyone with elevated privileges. Neither of these behaviors are always desirable. Leverage existing access control systems to provide granular privileges per user and action for each supported CMS is no small task; so, we decided scrap that idea in favor of a much simpler solution constrained to Tournamatch’s administrative system.

Administrative users are now assigned using the Tournamatch admin. There is currently only two roles that may be assigned: (1) Super admin and (2) Regular admin. Both may manage everythign associated with Tournamatch, but only Super Admin’s may manage other admins. Adding more granular admin control is something high on our to-do list. The user installing Tournamatch is automatically set to be the Super admin.

Version 2.8 Released

I am really excited to announce the latest update, version 2.8. It’s a major one that incorporates a lot of work over the last few months. In this update, we replaced the archaic tabled-design with a tableless-responsive design. A new custom.css file is included to modify the look and feel of your website.

In addition, we also localized date and time display on all user pages as well as in the backend database. Tournamatch now uses jQuery’s moment.js to automatically display date/times in the users preferred locale.

We refactored the brackets page so that you can further customize the look and feel. Several report results pages have been redesigned to use javascript so less page loads are required for your users to report match results.

Some bug fixes to auto-start, checkins, and delete-teams were resolved.

Oh yeah… Tournamatch is also now supported on WordPress. That’s right! Head on over to our demo page to give it a test run.

We updated all of our demos to use the latest version of Tournamatch, so please have fun and give it a spin. Please use your existing download link to retrieve the latest files. There is an update script that must be run if you wish to upgrade from previous versions of Tournamatch because the database schema has changed with this release.

Set Primary Color Scheme

When installing Tournamatch version 2.x for any version of phpBB, one of the first things you will want to do after installation is set the primary color scheme that Tournamatch uses. When using the software with PHP-Nuke, Tournamatch will automatically inherit the color scheme of the chosen template. The same behavior is not true for phpBB.

To set the main color scheme, find the Manage link under the Administration header in the top-most right block. Click this link and then navigate to the Manage Colors page under the Other section. Here you will find the three primary colors Tournamatch uses to style output. Each color is labeled and also has an option to make the color transparent.

Version 2.7 Released

Version 2.7 of Tournamatch is now available. This update includes support for phpBB 3.2.x, adds a new admin management feature, adds email notifications for challenges, and also simplifies the overall challenge process.

Please use your existing download link to acquire the latest version or contact me via email or support.