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Stay up to date with the latest happenings at churchthemes.com. This is where we post announcements relating to our business, products and website.

A Note on Gutenberg Support

Gutenberg Callout

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.

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.

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.

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.