License management has been made easier in all of our themes and in your account area. Here’s what’s new as well as what to expect when the one year of theme updates and support you purchased nears renewal.
Both 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow! So awesome! I won 1st place in the Exodus theme drawing offered by @churchthemes My 1st time winning anything! Thank you Jesus!
— Melissa (@canonge2) May 20, 2014
Wow! I just got the new Exodus church WordPress theme from @churchthemes for free! Thank you so much guys!
— Matt McLean (@mattplanet) May 20, 2014
Not one of the winners? Here’s some help…
Our first two themes and the plugin they rely on for content have been updated. The changes are minor improvements and bug fixes. All users are recommended to run the latest version of themes, plugins and WordPress.
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.
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.
Two things that stand out are its flat design and wide layout.
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