Football Club for SportsPress: A Review

Nov 24, 2015

Football Club for SportsPress: A Review

Nov 24, 2015

If you’re looking to build a professional sports website, full with team profiles and individual player profiles, league tables, fixtures and results, here’s the perfect WordPress theme for you. ThemeBoy has released an all new Football Club theme, which is totally compatible with the SportsPress plugin, the most popular sports plugin available on WordPress. The theme makes use of the SportsPress plugin for its league management capabilities. The theme also supports the use of the premium version of the SportsPress plugin, SportsPress Pro.


A Little about SportsPress Pro

This powerful plugin is built specially to provide a sports website with advanced tools to make it unique. Its beautifully written code reflects careful development. This single plugin can be the answer for all you’ll ever need; from building league tables to advanced statistics to easily accessible season archives, it does it all! What’s more, you can choose the ideal plugin license for you, based on your requirements, from the three different options available.

Theme Features

Team Profiles

This Football Club theme lets you build team pages for not just a single team, but for all the teams in your league. The theme lets you feature each player’s roster.

FootballClub list of players

It also lets you display upcoming events and latest scores.

FootballClub results fixtures

Event and Schedule Management

The theme provides dynamic event calendars that let you add a zing to your website when showcasing upcoming matches. With this setting, you can create and select match venues that will be featured on an interactive Google map, giving easy directions to your club members on how to make it to a particular game. This setting also lets you create and share an event schedule with your club members through Apple, Outlook or Google calendars. Additionally, you can have a live countdown widget on your website, displaying the number of days and hours until the next event.

The theme’s simplicity lies in the fact that your team’s stats will get updated automatically once you enter the results for a certain game through your WordPress dashboard.

Individual Player Profiles

The Football Club theme lets you feature a list of your players, where each player is linked to his own profile displaying his career stats. These stats get updated as and when you enter the results of a game. Moreover, the theme lets you rank teams and players according to their performance. These charts also get automatically updated as and when you enter the results.

FootballClub player profile

Theme Design

Although the Football Club was initially designed with Soccer teams in mind, it is flexible and can therefore be used for other sports teams as well. It comes with multiple language translations. It also comes with loads of customization options, which require no coding knowledge at all, thanks to the simple drag-and-drop interface. Social media icons of Facebook and Twitter are present on each post and make social sharing extremely easy. The Football Club theme has a fully responsive design, which makes it ‘pixel perfect on any platform’.

Licenses and Pricing

The standard license for this theme is priced at $79. It can be availed by sports clubs and teams with a single website to manage. The developer license for this theme is priced at $199. It can be bought by web developers who handle multiple sites. Both these licenses receive free updates for a year after purchase of license. After that, you’ll have to pay half the original price to renew your license and continue receiving updates.

The lifetime license can be bought for a one-time fee of $499, by agencies and organizations that run multiple sites. Unlike the other two licenses, this one comes with a lifetime of free updates, with no recurring fees.

Bottom Line

The new Football Club theme for SportsPress is classic; it’s versatile. With it by your side, you don’t have to be a tech-wiz to build a professional sports website. What’re you waiting for then? Go get your theme license now and start playing with it!

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