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Development

Keep track of development here at churchthemes.com with these posts about new features and theme/plugin updates.

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.

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.

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.

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).