Church Content – Sermons, Events and More


The Church Content WordPress plugin provides an interface for managing sermons, events, people and locations. Please be aware that a compatible theme is required for presenting content from these church-centric post types in a tightly-integrated manner.

Who this is for

This plugin is intended for a very specific audience. If you are not one of the following then this plugin will not be useful to you.

  • Users of official themes from
  • Users of third-party themes made specifically for this plugin
  • Theme developers improving data portability for church sites

What it does

It provides post types, taxonomies and fields for sermons, events, people and locations to be shown by a compatible church WordPress theme.

Experienced WordPress developers agree that functionality like this does not belong in themes since themes are intended only for controlling the appearance of a WordPress site. Content that users might expect to take with them if they switch themes should “live” in a plugin in order to avoid theme lock-in. Similarly, our approach is not to present content using the plugin since themes offer more control for that purpose. This is why a compatible theme is required.

See the Plugin Details on for a tour of features. Read the User Guide for instructions.

Compatible Themes

A compatible theme is required for presenting sermons, events, etc. added with the plugin.

Church Content Pro

Church Content Pro is an add-on that provides additional features.

  • Sermon Podcasting (iTunes, Google Play, etc.)
  • Recurring Events (e.g. “every Monday and Thursday”)
  • Event Date Exclusions (holidays, weather closings, etc.)
  • Enhanced SEO ( Structure Data using JSON-LD)
  • Location Memory (autofill and select previous event locations)
  • Wording Settings (e.g. rename “Sermons” to “Messages”)
  • Agency Mode (simplify license management for clients)


Please see the Developer Guide on for notes on developing themes that use this plugin. A couple benefits are that you will save time and be helping to accomplish better data portability among church websites powered by WordPress.

You can follow development on GitHub.


Several translations are available, including English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Serbian and Slovak. See the Translations section in the plugin’s user guide for a more complete list. Also see

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Note: This plugin was previously named “Church Theme Content”.


  • Sermons
  • Add sermon
  • Sermon topics
  • Events
  • Add event
  • Locations
  • Add location
  • People
  • Add person


  1. Log into your WordPress admin area
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for Church Content
  4. Click Install Now for the plugin
  5. Click Activate Plugin after installation

Please see our Plugin Installation guide for additional information.


Can I use this plugin with any theme?

No, a theme made specifically for use with this plugin is necessary for displaying content. Please see Who this is for in the plugin description.

Can I make a theme that uses this plugin?

Yes, please see the Developer Guide.

How can I make an event recur in a special way?

Install the Church Content Pro add-on for recurrence like “every two weeks” and “third Sunday of every month”.

How can I make content show differently?

Please contact the maker of your theme. This plugin handles the management of content in a way friendly to both users and theme developers. The presentation of content is handled by a compatible theme.


March 3, 2020 1 reply
They have great support and I would also like to say that from start to finish it took me a little less than 6 hours to convert the site from the old risen theme to a new one using this plugin, thank you for making it so easy!
January 4, 2020 1 reply
I appreciate the regular theme updates, but even more so the great support. The few times we’ve run into issues, we receive prompt, helpful, and polite replies from Steven.
March 23, 2020 1 reply
I’ve been using themes for a little over 4 years now. I was a novice when I started. Steven and crew are amazing about answering questions and responding to emails
October 3, 2019 1 reply
I love the variety of themes available. I use “Saved” for my churches web site. It is wonderful and easy to work with. I am NOT a coder! When I run into a wall, I know all I have to do is send an e-mail to support. I am continually blown away by the high level of personal support I receive! It is nothing short of awesome. I usually receive a response within minutes. They will stick with you until my problem is solved. Always professional. Always prompt. Thank you!
March 28, 2019
We have been using the Exodus theme for over 3 years now. It gives an excellent simple web site for a small country church. The Church Content Pro plug-in makes maintaining the web site very easy and gives us the flexibility to change themes easily should we decide to. The custom reoccurring events feature of Church Content Pro makes handling our church calendar a breeze. Support has been excellent when needed. Thanks for all the hard work.
October 31, 2018 1 reply
We started on the Risen theme in 2014 and switched to the Saved Theme earlier this year. We are super happy with it and even happier now with the Church Content Pro plugin features added. Love how it looks and operates on mobile platforms! When we implemented the Risen theme we did quite a few modifications to the look to match what our designer had come up with and so we had a child theme in place. This time around, we’ve been deliberately working within the theme’s options to simplify things and besides simplifying the update process, it has actually helped us define the function of some of our website features. Support has been helpful and reliable.
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Contributors & Developers

“Church Content – Sermons, Events and More” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Church Content – Sermons, Events and More” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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


See releases on GitHub.