Jun 25 2013

Get Going with Swim Master

Its easy to start using Swim Master

Here are the steps to start using the Swim Master for WordPress plugin.

  1. Install and Activate the plugin.
    [important]If you are on a Network site and don’t see Swim Master in the list of Installed Plugins on you Dashboard you’ll need to contact your WordPress Network Administrator to get in installed.[/important]
  2. Set up your Swim Master Pages.
    Swim Master uses WordPress short codes to put the Swim Master content onto your WordPress pages. You will need to create the following pages using the appropriate Short Code on each. The short code goes in the main content section of the page. Its recommended that you use a page template with no sidebars for each of the Swim Master pages.
    [important]HINT: You can add your own content above or below the short code if you like.[/important]

    • Swim Master Administration
      Short Code:  [SwimMasterAdmin]
      This page has sections to manage Swimmers, Meets & Entries and Results for your club. You can control access to this page from the Dashboard settings in Tools > Swim Master
    • Swim Master Calendar
      Short Code: [SwimMasterCalendar]
      The Calendar will show the list of meets that have been set up in the administration Meets page and has a link for your swimmers to submit Online Entries to available meets. You can add a custom title for your calendar by using the calendar_title parameter after the Short Code. (eg: [SwimMasterCalendar calendar_title="Sample Club Calendar"])
    • Swim Master Results & Records
      Short Code: [SwimMasterResults]
      This is the page where all the Swim Master meet results and club records will appear. Swim Master automatically adds Swimmers, Meets, Results and Records as sub sections of this page.
  3. In your site Dashboard go to Tools > Swim Master
    In Swim Master Settings there are three sections to complete…

    • Swim Master Club Details – This information will be used in the Meet Entry files that Swim Master produces. The Club Code is also used to find the results for your swimmers in the results files returned to you by Meet recorders.
    • Swim Master Administration Users – These are the WordPress users that can see the Swim Master Administration pages. You’ll need to set at least one user.
    • Set Results Page URL – The Swim Master Widgets needs to know the url of the Results Page. Enter the editable section of the page permalink.

Now you have setup Swim Master and you’re ready to start adding data to Swim Master

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