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8 Reasons to Try WP Church Host for Free Today

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I am excited to formally introduce WP Church Host, our very own WordPress hosting service tailored specifically to churches. We’ve mentioned it in passing here and there. Now that we’ve had churches give it a good test for a year, we’re ready to tell all of our customers about it. Let me give you eight reasons to try it without having to leave your current host or pay until you’re convinced.

Hassle-free WordPress hosting for churches. That is our motto and this is how we accomplish it for you…

Church Content Plugin 1.8 – New Name

Church Content plugin version 1.8 has been released.

Wait, what’s the Church Content plugin? It is the plugin formerly known as “Church Theme Content” that our themes use. Over the years, we’ve seen the plugin called all kinds of things so we decided to simplify the name. The way it works has not changed, just the name – although there are other improvements in this release.

HTTPS for WordPress: Auto-enable SSL for Free

HTTPS for WordPress Cover

HTTPS for WordPress is critical today. Your WordPress site should always load via https:// instead of http:// because the HTTP protocol is inherently insecure. Installing an SSL certificate to enable HTTPS for WordPress can be costly and overly technical, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ll tell you how to use a free and automatic method so that you can easily begin serving WordPress securely.

Let’s cut to the chase. I’ll start by explaining how to auto-enable HTTPS for WordPress in three simple steps. You can keep reading after that to learn why HTTPS/SSL should be used on every site. In a nutshell, it’s a security necessity. WordPress recommends HTTPS and Google is penalizing sites that do not have an SSL certificate. The time to start using HTTPS on WordPress is now.

See Our New Theme, Saved

Saved Church WordPress Theme

There’s nothing more exciting for us than to launch a new WordPress theme for churches. We quietly released Saved last week and are making the big announcement today. This is hands-down our most sophisticated WordPress theme — yet it’s as easy to use as our existing line of themes. To make things even sweeter, we’re also offering a 25% discount to the first users (expired).

Best Church WordPress Themes

Best Church WordPress Themes

The best church WordPress themes follow standards and best practices. They do this by supporting a WordPress plugin like Church Content to avoid theme-lock in. Theme lock-in is a common problem that most church WordPress theme buyers are unaware of. It’s a problem that can create hours of extra work down the road. The purpose of this article is to present you with the best church WordPress themes — those which avoid this problem.

When a church WordPress theme is made following best practices, your church-centric content like sermons, events, people and locations are associated with a plugin instead of the theme itself. Imagine your content disappearing when you switch themes. As a result, you might find yourself manually re-adding 327 sermons! Instead, content should be associated with a plugin that remains active when changing to another theme that supports it.

Cyber Monday: 30% to 65% Discount

churchthemes.com Cyber Monday Discount

Reminder: This deal continues through Wednesday, November 30 — two days after Cyber Monday.

This year we’re offering a Cyber Monday discount. You probably know that this is the day that online stores offer deep discounts. We’re offering discounts on everything from 30% – 65% off. This discount will be automatically applied at checkout (no coupon needed). Our deal runs from November 28 – 30 (Monday to Wednesday, Central Time). Here’s a breakdown of the discount you’ll receive.