"Stellar Church WordPress Theme"
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This guide covers features that are unique to Saved and not covered in the general guides.


Saved’s homepage is a widget area than can show any number of widgets. See the Saved Homepage guide for instructions.

Menu Buttons

With Saved, you can transform any top-level menu item into a colored button. This is useful for making a particular link stand out. See “New Here” in the demo for an example. We recommend using this to highlight no more than one item, preferably the first or last.

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus and click on a top-level menu item to expand its settings
  2. Click Screen Options at the top-right and check the box for CSS Classes
  3. Enter “saved-menu-button” in the CSS Classes field for the menu item then click Save Menu

Saved Menu Button

Content Notes


Saved features a single-column content area. The width and font size are carefully designed for optimal readability. Important elements like images, blockquotes and galleries extend outward for a dramatic effect (example). When a wider content area is desired, the Wide Content page template can be used. Certain pages use it automatically (such as the event calendar).


The clutter and mobile-unfriendliness of a sidebar is eliminated. Instead, an auto-generated section navigation appears below the header. This compact navigation replaces the most common sidebar widgets. When widgets are desired, they can be placed in the theme’s footer area.

Saved Taxonomy Dropdowns

Image Sizes

Most admin areas that accept an image upload show the size that the image will be cropped/resized to. For absolute control, you can manually resize your images before uploading.

250×30 is the maximum recommended size. A logo with text all on one line will work best. Use a transparent PNG.

The logo image is not resized upon uploading so it is important to resize it beforehand. You may want to read the HiDPI Logo instructions as well.


Images appearing in the header are 1600×400. The default header image is set in the Customizer. Each page or post can have its own image of the same size that will override the default.

Homepage Section

Homepage section (CT Section widget) images are cropped to 1680×1050. If you upload a larger image it will be resized and cropped. For the best result, precisely size your image before uploading and compress it to under 200 KB in file size (for faster loading).

Homepage Sides

When used on the homepage, widgets like CT Posts, CT Sermons and CT Giving let you upload an image to show to the side of their content. The target size for these images is 1024×1024. For the best result, precisely size your image before uploading and compress it to under 150 KB in file size (for faster loading).

Highlight Widget

The CT Highlight widget can be used in the footer widget area. It’s size is 720×720.


The image set on a person is resized/cropped to 720×480.


Gallery photos and photos embedded in content can be any size and the theme will show a resized version for more optimal viewing but the originals are stored on the server. Since digital camera photos can be several megabytes, you may want to resize photos to no more than 1024×1024 before uploading.


The following Translations are included in the theme’s languages folder. Translations for the Church Content plugin are listed on the plugin page.

Demo Media

The photos and videos used in the theme’s demo are not licensed for distribution and not included with the theme. You can obtain your own licenses if you are interested in using any them on your site. See our Stock Photo Recommendations for others.


Lightstock sells Christian-themed stock imagery and video.


Unsplash photos are free to use. See the collection of Christian-themed photos we curate there.


Common Questions


Please see the Updates guide for instructions on how to update the theme.

1.3 (December 5, 2018)

Compatibility Update: This release adds support for WordPress 5.0 and its new Gutenberg editor. Read Ready for WordPress 5.0’s “Gutenberg” Editor on our blog to learn how to prepare for Gutenberg.

  • Update framework to 2.4.8 (including changes in 2.4.7)
  • Add support for WordPress 5.0’s new “Gutenberg” editor (compatibility)
  • Make sermon.net embeds responsive
  • Add translation for Danish
  • Fix undefined variable note on Media edit attachment

1.2.2 (October 11, 2018)

Blog Post: Theme and Plugin Maintenance Releases

  • Update framework to 2.4.6
  • Fix “Sermons” word showing in header for all post types
  • Fix possibility of improper “Every Weeks” and “Every Months” wording in recurrence notes
  • Fix CT Events widget not respecting category selection
  • Avoid jQuery UI Datepicker conflicts

1.2.1 (October 5, 2018)

Also See: Church Content Pro Released, New Packages Available

  • Update framework to 2.4.5.
  • Fix buttons in Appearance > Widgets not working (rename admin-body.php back to admin-enqueue-scripts.php).
  • Prevent PHP undefined ‘notice’ variable on license expiration notice.

1.2 (October 1, 2018)

Compatibility Update: This release adds support for Church Content Pro and the beta version of WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor (Classic Editor still recommended for live sites until WordPress 5.0). It also resolves several browser-related issues and addresses changes in WordPress 4.9.x.

Blog Post: Church Content Pro Released, New Packages Available

  • Update framework to 2.4.4 (including changes in 2.3, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2 and 2.4.3).
  • Add support for Church Content Pro add-on features.
  • Add experimental support for beta version of Gutenberg editor.
  • Make Ustream embeds responsive.
  • Make “Expiring Soon” license notice show 7 days prior to expiration (formerly 30 days).
  • Fix breadcrumbs conflict with Yoast Premium Prominent Words.
  • Prevent conflict with AppPresser relating to theme updates.
  • Grandfather basic recurrence for existing sites (Pro required for new sites).
  • Make wording for sermons, events, etc. use functions filtered by Pro settings.
  • Fix archive title to show date even when no post type recognized.
  • Avoid various errors when Church Content plugin inactive.
  • Style comment cookie consent checkbox added in WordPress 4.9.6 (compatibility).
  • Adjust styling for updated media player in WordPress 4.9 (compatibility).
  • Correct margin below heading accent in content editor for WordPress 4.9 (compatibility).
  • Fix bug causing HTML validation and rendering issues (all browsers) when secondary widget placed before highlights widget on homepage (compatibility).
  • Fix floated/aligned image near bottom of content causing footer to be eaten in Internet Explorer 11 (compatibility).
  • Add Romanian, Norwegian and Afrikaans translations; update language files.

1.1.2 (November 15, 2017)

Compatibility Update: This update maintains compatibility with WordPress 4.9 in multiple ways. It is recommended that all users update to keep the audio player appearing as intended and to prevent errors when switching themes.

Blog Post: Theme Updates for WordPress 4.9 Compatibility

  • Update framework to 2.2.2 (including changes in 2.2 and 2.2.1).
  • Tweak: Adjust styling to accommodate WordPress 4.9’s updated audio/video player (compatibility).
  • Tweak: Update language files.
  • Fix: Prevent errors when live previewing theme in Customizer and when switching themes (compatibility).
  • Fix: Correct misplaced heading accents in content editor with WordPress 4.9.

1.1.1 (October 3, 2017)

Compatibility Update: This update resolves a compatibility issue with the Safari browser.

Blog Post: Update to Fix Background Video in Safari 11

  • Fix: Safari 11 update broke background video (compatibility).
  • Fix: Linked images showed underline intended only for text.

1.1 (September 12, 2017)

Blog Post: Maintenance Updates for All Themes

  • Update framework to 2.1.1 (includes 2.1, which is more significant).
  • New: Prevent possibility of updating theme with another same-named theme from WordPress.org.
  • New: Support new ctfw-loop-after-content-used framework feature.
  • Tweak: Update theme updater class from Easy Digital Downloads Software Licensing – now unmodified.
  • Tweak: Replace instances of “Church Theme Content” with “Church Content” – plugin renamed.
  • Tweak: Improve wording on update notice.
  • Tweak: Include improved Swedish translation by Ola Christensson.
  • Fix: Make date ranges on event lists use abbreviations in same manner as single-day events.
  • Fix: Make accent disappear on headings in content that are centered.
  • Fix: Make blockquote text white on CT Section widget.
  • Fix: Title used on Gallery widget on homepage has no top margin.
  • Fix: Make person image correct size when no accent used.
  • Fix: Make person image align correctly on mobile when no accent.

1.0.2 (July 31, 2017)

  • Fix: Require WordPress 4.7 instead of 4.8 for managed WordPress hosts that delay major updates
  • Fix: Update version in style.scss instead of only in style.css

1.0.1 (July 29, 2017)

  • Fix: Sample content footer menu not being assigned to footer menu location after import

1.0 (July 25, 2017)

  • First release