Like any other WordPress post, Matches can be created, edited, and deleted.
Creating an individual Match is typically not done, however. This is because Matches are most of the time automatically generated when creating a Competition.
Editing a Match
To edit a Match, go to a Competition post and find the Matches listed in the Matches meta-box.
In this example, the League has four Competitors and 12 Matches. Click on the first Match and the Match’s post is displayed (in a new tab).
You can enter the following information for a Match.
Any post in WordPress has a title. Most of the time, you can leave the generated (default) name unchanged. Change the title when content – like a match preview or some story on the match after it has been played – has been added for this Match (post).
- Fields (Match Data)
This is the record for an individual Match. The ‘Result’ is the (final) score of the Match. Depending on the sport, it is a score like 3-1 or a score that has sets/games like 6-2 / 6-7 / 7-5. It’s possible to include half-time (or period) scores too. Use brackets “(” and “)” for this. Note: anything between brackets is considered to be a comment only and not taken into account when computing ranks or match winners.
As usual, the winner in a Match of multiple sets/games is the Competitor that has won most sets/games. If the ranking for a certain Competition Format involves points (and point differences), these points indicate how many sets/games have been won and lost and does not include the points of individual sets. As an example, 6-2 / 6-7 / 7-5 gives a 2-1 points result.
Here are a number of examples of a correct score:
- 3-1 (1-1)
where 1-1 is the half-time score
- 3-1 (2-0 / 0-1 / 1-0)
where 2-0, 0-1, and 1-0 are period scores
- 6-2 / 6-7 / 7-5
- 6-2 / 6-7 (9) / 7-5
where 9 indicates result of a tie-break in tennis
- 6-2 / 6-3 (player B withdraws: injury)
anything between brackets – text too – is considered a comment
- 108 (16.12) – 52 (7.10)
a work-around for Australian rules Football
- 20 (0-20) -19 (2-13)
a work-around for Hurling
Save the entered data (and close the browser tab to return to the Competition post; continue entering data for the remaining Matches).