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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.

Event Calendar Newsletter + Church Content Plugin

Event Calendar Newsletter is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy to share about events via your newsletter. It eliminates the need to copy and paste event details from your calendar into Mailchimp or your mailing list provider of choice. The plugin’s automation also reduces the risk of typos, something anybody who’s prepared a newsletter has fretted over.

Brian Hogg, developer of Event Calendar Newsletter, recently integrated our Church Content plugin with it. What this means is that churches using our plugin for events can very easily send out newsletters with details of upcoming events. Brian produced a video showing you exactly how this works. Have a look.

Making Renewals Easy

Renewing your theme and plugin licenses used to be a bit of a hassle. You’d get a notice to renew then have to log into your account and re-enter your credit card number before your license expires. We’ve made things a whole lot easier with automatic renewals.

8 Reasons to Try WP Church Host for Free Today

WP Church Host Desk

Update: WP Church Host is not currently accepting new sign ups. Please see our hosting recommendations for our new recommendation.

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…

Maintenance Updates for All Themes

Updates to all of our themes have been made. These are maintenance releases. There are various bug fixes, tweaks and some new translations included. Some of the changes relate to compatibility with WordPress and browsers so it is important to update your theme. Please view the changelog for your theme to see what improvements have been made.

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.