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Free Web Hosting for Churches

We just ruled out the possibility of offering a package that bundles web hosting with our themes and plugins. It would have made things easier, but the cost would have been outside of most church’s budgets. We’re sticking to our recommendation of SiteGround (also recommended by WordPress.org). Let me get to the point, though…

There is free web hosting for churches! Yes, totally free. It’s little-known and we often forget so here’s a quick post to share these options with you.

HTTPS for WordPress: Auto-enable SSL for Free

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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.

How to Get a Better Church Website for Only $24/month

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Three common problems with church websites are cost, ease of use and design quality. Most church website solutions are expensive. Poorly built systems are hard to use. Outdated designs abound. Does your church website suffer in these ways?

I’ll tell you how you can get a better church website for about $24 per month. You can decide if you want to join thousands of other churches, big and small, that have already done it.

The response we’ve gotten from the new website is just overwhelming.
David Julian, Music & Arts Pastor

Behind churchthemes.com

Note: This article was originally published on my personal blog. It has since been archived here on the churchthemes.com blog. Read our newer About Us page.

We launched churchthemes.com and the Resurrect WordPress theme earlier this week.

There is not yet a blog at churchthemes.com (it was a greater priority to launch ASAP). If we did have one, I would have made an official-looking launch post. Instead, I want to share here on my personal blog about what’s behind the project. In short, I want to speak my mind about starting a business, development philosophy, pricing models, web hosting and marketing. And I want to tell it a bit like a tale.

It all started about one and a half years ago…