Church Content – Sermons, Events and More

Description

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 churchthemes.com
  • 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 churchthemes.com 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.

Add-ons

Users can optionally install add-ons for additional features.

Developers

Please see the Developer Guide on churchthemes.com 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.

Translations

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 translate.wordpress.org.

Follow us

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

Screenshots

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

Installation

  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.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  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 Custom Recurring Events 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.

Reviews

Easy to customize and new themes keep it fresh!

We moved our church’s website to WordPress and churchthemes.com Exodus theme in 2015 and got some professional help to automate the transfer of our existing sermon records from our old (drupal) site into the new site, and since then it has been smooth sailing. This past year churchthemes.com came out with the new Saved theme, so when our license for Exodus expired, we switched to Saved. It was super-easy to make the switch and since the sermons plugin is separate from the theme, nothing needed to be done to them. It’s funny how quickly themes “age”, so I’m glad that churchthemes.com keeps it fresh! And since the sermons are just a custom post type (and it bears repeating that the sermons plugin is separate from the theme), we could even switch to a non-churchthemes.com theme without losing any data. I expect that churchthemes.com will continue to provide great themes at good prices though, so I’m hoping that will not be a concern for a long, long, long time.

Super useful!

Great plugin – has everything you need for your church site and integrates seamlessly with themes from ChurchThemes.com (which is the main point of course).

The fact that this plugin allows you to move your content from one theme to another without losing any of it, just makes so much sense. Very well executed.

Must have for creating a church theme

The code is well thought out and extremely easy to work with. If you are building a church website or creating a church WordPress theme, this plugin is simply indispensable. Easy to integrate and powerful content tools make it a perfect foundation for any church website.

Best Church WordPress Plugin

This is the best plugin I’ve ever used and implemented to a church theme. As a developer of church WordPress theme (one of my initial theme is Wise Church WordPress theme), I find it very useful and speeds up the development time instead of creating a new plugin.

Thank you Steven for providing a lot of effort with this plugin, and I am willing to contribute with this theme in some other ways.

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Best Church Themes

I’ve been using the Exodus church theme for some time now and love it. It ticks all the boxes for what I want when it comes to managing content for a church website. Great work guys!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Church Content – Sermons, Events and More” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Church Content – Sermons, Events and More” into your language.

Interested in development?

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

Changelog

See releases on GitHub.