Church Social

Description

This plugin allows churches to display content from their Church Social account on their WordPress website. For example, it will display public events from the calendar as well as public sermons from the sermon archive. This is a great way to keep this content up-to-date on your church’s public-facing website.

Note, you must be a Church Social customer to use this plugin, as it requires an API key. This plugin can be used with both the Church Social provided WordPress themes, as well as any other theme. To become a customer, or to simply learn more about Church Social, please visit our website at churchsocial.com.

Installation

  • Upload the plugin into a church-social folder in the /wp-content/plugins directory.
  • Activate plugin in the WordPress admin.
  • In the WordPress admin, go to Settings, then Church Social, and enter your Church Social API key.
  • To enable the calendar or sermon archive, simply select the pages you want them to appear on.
  • You can also optionally set a theme, which is helpful if you’re not using one of the Church Social provided WordPress themes.

FAQ

What is Church Social?

Church Social is an online app built specifically for Reformed churches. It allows church administrators to manage member information securely and with ease. It also provides members access to a private area online where they can use helpful features like a member directory, sermon archive, scheduling tools, group emailer, sermon archive, and more.

Why do I need to be a Church Social customer to use this plugin?

The purpose of this plugin is to show content from within a customer’s Church Social account on their WordPress website. Without an account there would be no data to display.

Contributors & Developers

“Church Social” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.2.2

  • Update branding

1.2.1

  • Fix formatting of event descriptions

1.2.0

  • Add sermon “read by name” when it is set

1.1.4

  • Fix bug with links in the upcoming events widget

1.1.3

  • Fix bug where sermon page was not showing the date

1.1.2

  • Added support for GMT offset timezones

1.1.0

  • Added new document (PDF) sermon format
  • Updated dates to use the configured timezone
  • Improved handling of missing sermon data

1.0.3

  • Standardize CSS class names for easier style customization.

1.0.2

  • Improvements to the “recent sermons” and “upcoming events” widgets.

1.0.1

  • Updated to new churchsocial.com domain.

1.0.0

  • First public release.