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Theme Updates Released

UpdatedBoth of our themes have been updated. It’s important to keep all themes, plugins and WordPress itself up to date to get the latest improvements, bug fixes and ensure compatibility with the latest versions of WordPress. Please take advantage of the one-click update feature to keep your website running smoothly.

How to Choose a Church WordPress Theme

Sticky Questions

There are many church WordPress themes available today. You might think the only difference is how they look. After all, that’s what WordPress themes are supposed to be for — giving your church website a certain appearance. But there is more to consider when choosing a church WordPress theme.

Here are some questions to get answers for when looking at any church WordPress theme. Some answers may be easy to find. Others may require asking the theme seller specific questions.

WordPress Users: Avoid the Theme Lock-in Effect

WordPress Theme Lock-in Effect

How easy will it be for you to switch WordPress themes in the future? Most theme users probably don’t ask themselves this question. Why would you? WordPress lets you switch themes with a few clicks so things should work smoothly. But that’s only the case if your theme was developed following WordPress standards in order to avoid the lock-in effect.

Much has been written for WordPress theme developers in the last couple years on the lock-in effect while hardly anything has been aimed at theme users like you to explain what the lock-in effect is and how to avoid it. I feel this is necessary because there are still many themes built without consideration for your ability to switch in the future.

One Giveaway Ends, Another Begins and Free Lightstock Photos for All

The Church Website Tools giveaway has ended and the three winners have been contacted. Thank you to all who participated in the giveaway. We’re excited to see the winners’ new church websites powered by the Exodus WordPress theme and polished with Lightstock‘s church-focused photos.

Not one of the winners? Here’s some help…

Win a Copy of Exodus with Stock Photos and Professional Setup

Update: This giveaway has ended. Read the recap.

Pastor Brad Vos of ChurchWP has organized the Church Website Tools giveaway. Three copies of our new Exodus theme are up for grabs along with 150 Lightstock photo credits and professional website setup.

Earn multiple entries by taking actions such as joining our newsletters, following us on Twitter, making a tweet about the giveaway and sharing on Facebook. You can tweet every day for additional entries. You get more entries when people enter after clicking your tweets and shares. Three winners will be selected after the entry period ends on May 19.

You can enter the giveaway directly from this post.

Exodus Has Arrived

It’s flat, it’s wide and it’s now available. Give our newest church WordPress theme a look.

Exodus has the same church-focused features as our first theme but with a very different style. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of themes for churches so that there is something to suit every need. Resurrect is geared toward churches that want a sort of urban feel while Exodus is designed to have more of a modern, mainstream appeal.

Exodus Church WordPress Theme

Two things that stand out are its flat design and wide layout.

Toronto Church Website Refreshed With Urban Design

Every Nation GTA Website

Every Nation GTA was one of the first churches to use the Resurrect theme when we launched a few months ago. Located in downtown Toronto, the theme’s urban-inspired design is suited to their church’s personality. They have done a fine job organizing their content and giving their website a polished look with the insertion of their logo and the use of quality photography.

Today you will meet the men responsible and hear how they utilized WordPress and our theme for their new church website.

We’ve had great feedback from those within our church and even those not part of a church at all. It is a stylish, yet simple design… Richard Kidger, Associate Pastor