We are pleased to announce the release of the next version 3.0 of the Excel Soccer – the Soccer World Cup and Championship Planner – on April 23th, 2012.
The new version is a complete redesign and development from scratch, including a new user interface and a new navigation. New internal structures should also contribute to an increase in speed. Additionally, there will be no more single files for each language, but all the translations can be found in the same file. We are planning a short test phase after the release, so that if errors will be found, we can fix them in time before the European Championship. The Add-on tool will be released after the planner.
I have moved all my domains, which are related to the Excel Soccer, to a more performant server. The websites have also been rebuild and reorganized and, we hope so, welcome the visitors with a more modern interface. Please note, that the websites are currently in progress, so there may be some missing content here and there. By the way, I am using a multi-site installation of WordPress for all sites, allowing me a comfortable and flexible management of the templates and plug-ins at a global level, and much more.
In addition to the main domain www.excel-soccer.de for the Excel Soccer, I created a subdomain for each language (German, English and French):
- The German site can be found at de.excel-soccer.de
- The English site can be found at en.excel-soccer.de
- The French site can be found at fr.excel-soccer.de
All other domains I used the last years are now redirecting to the domains mentionned before. Although the obsolete domains will remain active for a while, please update your bookmarks and favorites as soon as possible.
Last but not least, I have set up a forum for the Excel Soccer with three subforums for each language. The Excel Soccer Forum – forum.excel-soccer.de serves as primary point of contact for questions, support and help around the Excel Soccer. Please note, that the forums itself also supports the three languages.
Some people who had supported us during the World Cup 2010 have already contacted us and offered their support, for example translations, for the next version. At this point, our big thanks.