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A Note on Gutenberg Support

Gutenberg Callout

Update: In October we released support for the Gutenberg beta, though it is still recommended to use the Classic Editor on live websites until Gutenberg comes out of beta when WordPress 5.0 is released. WordPress 5.0 is scheduled to be released at the end of 2018.

Gutenberg is the new “page building” editor that will be included with WordPress 5.0 a few months from now. WordPress 4.9.8 was recently released. It asks you if you want to test the beta version of Gutenberg or if you want to stick with the “Classic” editor (what we all use now). We’re wrapping up Gutenberg support for our themes and intend to have the updates available by the time WordPress 5.0 is released. Until then, we recommend using the classic editor for your live site.

Improvement Opportunity: Chrome Marking All HTTP Sites as “Not Secure”

WP Tavern is reporting that beginning July 24 with the release of Chrome 68, Google will begin warning users on websites loaded over http. The address bar will show a “Not Secure” warning. Since this will be a traffic and trust killer for any website still using http instead of https, we want to make sure all churches using our WordPress themes are prepared for this.

Renewal Discount Changed to 30%

When we launched almost five years ago, we were one of the first theme shops to embrace a sustainable business model by charging a yearly renewal fee for ongoing updates and support. At that time, we decided to offer a very aggressive renewal discount of 50% which has remained in place until today. Theme and plugin development has become more involved over the years and, as such, we feel that a renewal discount this deep is no longer sustainable.

Cyber Monday: Get 30% to 65% Off Everything

Cyber Monday 2017

Deal Ended: This deal has ended. It started on Black Friday then continued through the Wednesday after Cyber Monday.

Black Friday is over, but now it’s Cyber Monday. You’re not too late to take advantage of the biggest discount we’ve offered all year. Get 30% – 65% off everything today. There’s no need for a coupon code. Just add a theme, plugin or renewal to your cart and you’ll get the discount. Our Cyber Monday deal will run from November 27 – 29 (Monday – Wednesday) only.

Theme Updates for WordPress 4.9 Compatibility

WordPress 4.9

WordPress 4.9 has been released. We tested all of our themes and plugins with it before its public release and identified a couple of issues that needed to be addressed. As such, we released updates for all of our themes to keep things running smoothly on your church’s website. The Church Content plugin does not need an update as it is already compatible with WordPress 4.9.