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Maranatha Church WordPress Theme

A beautiful and innovative WordPress theme designed for the best church website.

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Maranatha is a church WordPress theme designed to help you make a stunning church website easily. Innovative features include a long homepage with parallax-inspired scrolling. Use images or a video background on your homepage. The sticky menu conveniently “sticks” to the top of the screen when scrolling. Special care has been given to every detail of this responsive, mobile-friendly church theme. It sports crisp circular buttons, custom styled maps, excellent readability and real-time customization of your colors, fonts and more.

As a full-featured church WordPress theme, Maranatha beautifully presents your sermons as audio, video or text. A compact menu appears at the top of your sermon pages for easy navigation by topic, series, book, speaker and month. The events calendar has features for maps, categories and more. You can create ministries, present staff profiles, share locations and publish a church blog. Other notable features of this church WordPress theme are custom header images and footer widgets.

Our guides, videos and one-on-one support make it easy to create your church website using the Maranatha church WordPress theme. We’re here to help from start to finish and beyond.

Read Maranatha’s launch post to learn what makes it different and better.

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The Church Content plugin is included with Maranatha. You also get access to all of our other church WordPress themes, guides and videos, helpful support and starter website content.

Appearance features

Mobile-friendly

Maranatha has a responsive design optimized for smartphones and tablets.

Customizer

Customize the design's colors, fonts and other elements with a real-time preview.

Sticky menu bar

The menu and logo conveniently "stick" to the top of the screen as you scroll.

Add your logo

Upload your logo image or use text while choosing a custom font and size.

Section navigation

A compact menu specific to each section helps users navigate sermons, events, etc.

Custom colors

Easily customize your site's main color and the color for links and buttons.

Simplicity, readability

A single content column with carefully chosen width and font size emphasizes content and improves comfort.

Custom fonts

Choose from a hand-picked selection of Google Fonts ideal for Maranatha.

Header images

Show images for different sections (e.g. one for sermons, another for events).

Custom styled maps

Custom styling of Google Maps ties them into Maranatha's unique design.

Sticky notice

A notice bar sticks to the bottom for showing upcoming events, recent sermons or other content of your choosing.

High resolution

Maranatha is optimized for high resolution screens, including Retina®.

Content features

Long homepage

Drag and drop sections to create a stunning, informative homepage with optional background video.

Sermon archive

Share audio, video and text sermons. Upload or use YouTube, Vimeo and others. Topics, books, series and speakers.

Sermon podcasting Pro

Reach more people by automatically podcasting your sermons on iTunes, Google and other platforms.

Events calendar

Display church events in a monthly calendar or list. Show maps with directions and categorize your events.

Recurring events Pro

Save time with automatic recurring events and excluded dates (e.g. "every Monday and Thursday except holidays").

Locations

Add a single or multiple locations with service times, address with map, directions and photo tour.

Staff and leaders

Show staff and leader profiles with contact details, organizable by group.

Ministries

Create a listing of your ministry pages using the Child Pages template.

Blog

Publish articles or news on your church's blog. You can setup multiple authors. Nothing beats a WordPress blog.

Photos and videos

Add photo galleries to any content and upload or add videos from popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

Enhanced SEO Pro

Attract more visitors with automatic Search Engine Optimization using Schema.org structured data (JSON-LD).

Footer widgets

Show widgets at the bottom of your site for the latest sermons, upcoming events, blog, photos, giving and more.

Footer map

Make it easy for newcomers to find your church with a map in the footer.

Site search

Users can click the search icon in the header to find things on your church site.

Starter content

Get started fast by importing sample content similar to the demo.

Portable content

Our Church Content plugin (included) makes switching themes easy.

Making it easy

Made for beginners

WordPress and Maranatha are made for regular people — design skill not needed.

Helpful support

Get answers to your questions with private, one-on-one support by email.

One-click updates

Updates for compatibility, bug fixes and new features with one click.

Guides and videos

Step-by-step guides and videos walk you through setup and use.

Translation-ready

A guide is included to help you translate Maranatha into another language.

Child themeable

Advanced users can modify the code. Filters and actions abound.

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