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 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
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.
October 9, 2018
I have been using products from churchthemes since 2015, but needed support for the first time recently. Not only was my question addressed quickly and thoroughly, they went above and beyond to make it super easy for me! Highly recommended.
October 2, 2018
No matter how big or small my issue or question, Church themes support is unmatched in attention to detail and depth of knowledge. After 2 complete website builds and many questions, the support has been such a vital resource. I never feel like I am bothersome and always get a solution in a timely matter! Without hesitation I 100% recommend! Thanks for everything! Matthew in PA
September 7, 2018
This is one of the best themes I have have ever worked with. It is fully featured and really well supported.
April 7, 2018
We moved our church's website to WordPress and 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 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 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 theme without losing any data. I expect that 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.
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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 3 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.