Monthly Archives - March 2020

How to Update Tournamatch

In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of updating Tournamatch to use the latest version. This assumes that you already have Tournamatch installed. If not, you should first head over to our how to install Tournamatch guide and come back when we have an update available (we push 1 – 2 of those per month).

For those already enjoying the benefits of running your own eSports league, follow along below and I’ll guide you through the epic quest titled “Updating a WordPress plugin”:

  1. Navigate to your Admin Dashboard and click Updates.
    Navigate to the Dashboard -> Update link in the WordPress Admin.

    Navigate to the Dashboard -> Update link in the WordPress Admin.

  2. Scroll down to the plugin section and click the “Update Now” button within the Tournamatch section.
    Click the Update Now link within the Tournamatch section.

    Click the Update Now link within the Tournamatch section.

You’re done. Seriously. If you don’t see the Tournamatch section and an option to upgrade, you’re either running the latest version already or you haven’t yet installed the best WordPress plugin for hosting ladders and tournaments.

Ladder Standings Widget

Today, we’re going to talk about widgets. What is a widget? A widget is additional content or feature-specific code you can add to your sidebar. If you don’t know how to install a widget, you can learn more here.

Tournamatch ships with a Ladder Top X widget which allows you to display the top X number of competitors (players or teams) competing in a given ladder. It accepts two parameters. The first parameter is the number id of the ladder to display. The second parameter is the number of competitors to display. In the screenshot below, we’ve configured our widget to display the top 3 players for the ladder “” which has an id 1.

How to configure leader board widget.

How to configure leader board widget.

And here is what that looks like on the main page:

Ladder Top 5 Widget

Ladder Top 5 Widget displayed on the homepage.

To get the id of a ladder, simply visit the ladder standings page and look for the id in the URL address bar.

You can also use a widget more than once configuring it differently each time. For example, we’ve set up two instances of the Ladder Top X widget and we’re displaying the top 5 in one ladder and the top 6 in another:

Using multiple widgets.

Using multiple widgets.