About Madden League Manager
Who is MLM?
We are two guys, both webdesign... with developers capabilities. But, above all, we are two football fans and active players on Madden. And because we are fans, we wanted to create the best product to enjoy the Madden franchise mode.
Why 20 USD per year?
When we decided to create MLM, we wanted to provide a tool easy to use for as many players as possible. But, this kind of project needs a lot of money for servers, development and time. This is the only reason why we ask 20 USD per year: so we can pay those bills. And to allow you to test our product, we have set up a one month trial period during which you have access to MLM.
What do we do with your email info?
Nothing! your email address won't be sold in any king of way. We just need a valid adress so we can send you useful information at certain points of your season.
Create and manage league
How to create a league?
To create a league, go on MLM hompage and use the Create a league button. After you create your account, you just have to choose the name of your league. And that is it.
Only one league can be created per user. But of course, any player can be part of several leagues.
How to invite players into my league?
Commishs are the only ones who can invite players in their league. To do so, you have to go in your League info page and copy the link that we have created for you. Give this link to any player you want in your league.
For any reason, if you want a specific player to be out of your league, you can remove him by clicking on the remove bottom on the Members page.
What is the team attribution?
Because the information you need as a Madden player are not the same between a Saints GM and a Dolphins GM (this is an exemple), your MLM League homepage is custom. To get this custom homepage, the commish of the league must assign a team to every players. To do so, please go to the Members page et select the team you want for all the players in your league.
What about my league logo or my league banner?
In the League infos page, there is tow field for you. One for your banner and the other one for your logo. If your logo is already in your banner, you'll only need to upload your banner. If not, upload two separates files.
Make a member a commish
To switch another member of the league to commish, you must go to the admin of your league. Look for the User button: there, check the box corresponding to the user you want and look for the Change role button and choose Administrator.
What about the deadline?
If you want to inform all your members of the deadline until which they can play their game, you can enter this date in the deadline field available on the League Info page.
Commishs can declare a game of the current week as Game Of The Week. For that, it's very simple, they just have to go to the Schedules page and click on the button Set as GOTW associated with a game. Therefore, this game is highlighted on the league homepage.
Only one match can be GOTW. Only in regular season or playoffs.
How to export data from Madden to MLM?
For MLM to get your Madden datas, you need the Madden Companion app. After login in it, choose the league you want and go to the Export section of the application. Here you'll see an empty field: this is where you need to put the url we made for you.
Go to MLM League infos page and find the Export url. Write this url into the app (case sensitive).
First time export
After creating a league in MLM, to set your league for the first time, you need to follow this 2 steps:
- 1/ send League info & Weekly stats while making sur to select All weeks*;
- 2/ send the roster only.
Important: We noticed that the Madden Companion app displays the current week without really selecting it. We recommend that you always select any other week before select the week you really want to export. And then click on the export button.
After every kind of export, you just need to display any page of your MLM league. This is the action that triggers the integration of your datas into your league.
What to do during the playofs?
During the playoffs, push just the weeks you want. But be careful, when the SuperBowl is played, you won't be able to send the weeks before. So, make sure to have all weeks exported before playing or simming the Superbowl.
During the playoffs, we noticed that the Madden Companion app displays the current week without really selecting it. We recommend that you always select any other week before select the week you really want to export. And then click on the export button.
Is there anything else?
We have developed a backup system at the end of the season. The idea is simple: to give you access to your past seasons datas. This backup system is triggered as soon as you export datas after the superbowl is played and before you start a new season on the console.
As you start a new season, you'll see a box on all pages (except the homepage) of your league that allows you to switch between the current season and the old ones.
Join a league
How to find a league?
The list of all MLM leagues are available... in the All Leagues page. There, you can see different kinds of information: name of the league, number of players, week status, console, language... There is also a button that allows you to contact the commish of any league. As long as this commish wants to be reached from the outside.
How to turn off the contact button?
The commish of a league can decide wether or not he can be reached from anyone outside his league. To set this option off, just go to League infos and change Allow contact to no.
Edit & publis posts
How to write and publish a post?
It is very simple. Find the Admin
button in the secondary MLM menu and click on it. There, you'll find a Post
button. Again, click on it and search for the Add new
Here, you have 4 fields that you must fill:
- 1/ The title (try to keep it short and simple);
- 2/ the content;
- 3/ the excerpt for a short introduction that will serve as a preview;
- and 4/ choose Post or Rules in the Category box.
At any moment, you can click on the Draft button
, this will save your post without publishing it. Click Publish
when you are done.
Please note that, to appear on your league, you have to check at least one category.
NB: The commish is the only one who can publish posts on his league. The others members can only submit their content for review.
Any members of your league can comment a post on MLM. But remember that the first comment of any member must be approved by the commish. The following comments will then be automatically published.
Comments to approve and article awaiting validation
The commish receives an email during each necessary action concerning the validation of a comment or the publication of an article. The commish can also see the number of comments and posts awaiting in the menu.
Filter post on post page
For very active leagues who publish many posts, we have set up a very fast filter system which allows you to sort posts by content family. These categories are "Content" (for all text content that tells a story), "Commish" (for all official information from the commish) and "Game" for all match summaries. To filter an article simply enter the keyword in the Tag box present in the editor post.
Can I publish stats from a specific game in my post?
Yes you can. We have made a super easy system to use for you. When you are in the editing post, you'll find a button Display Game Stats. Choose the team you want and the system will show you the game played this season by this team. Click on the game you want and that is it.
Push to Discord
Just one click
For Discord users, we have developed a feature which allows you to send 5 specific contents to your channel in just one click.
First, the commish of a league must register the url of your Webhook in the League Info
page. As soon as you have a registered Discord Webhook, you will find a Push to Discord
button available in the game result pages, in the schedules page and on the home page:
- 1/ On the game result page, this allows you to receive the score and major statistics of the game in your channel;
- 2/ on the schedules page, the Webhook will retrieve the list of all the matches of the week concerned by separating the games played from the games not played yet;
- 3, 4 & 5/ finally on the home page, there are 3 different contents that you can send: the Playoffs run (AFC & NFC), the best players of the past week (Passing, Rushing, Receiving and Defense) and the GOTW (if you have one).
If you have a bug since the update
Since the Franchise Mode update that EA released Thursday November 12, you may find that your league is no longer working. Only commishes from non-Superbowl leagues will be able to correct the problem by following the instructions below:
- 1/ Go to the League Info page and at the bottom of the page, click on the Delete data button (this will only delete the data for the current season);
- 2/ Export every week;
- 3/ Export the Roster.
If you have reached the SB, it is possible that your data is compromised. Contact us on Twitter or Discord.