This free WordPress theme was designed with young churches in mind. It features a green textured background and a grunge border around the homepage slideshow. The theme includes basic features that are needed by most church websites, so it is a great way to get a church website up and running quickly.
Theme features include:
- Customizable slideshow on the homepage
- Events calendar
- Media player for sermon/message audios
- Upload your own logo
The theme includes a home page template with the image slider that can be customized from the WordPress dashboard.
For the sermons or messages we recommend using a service like Amazon S3 to host audio files so they do not put a strain on your hosting account, although this is not necessary depending on your host and the size of your files.
With the events calendar you will be able to promote upcoming events with ease. You’ll simply enter the name, location, and details of the event, along with the date and time. Events are displayed in order so that the next upcoming event is displayed first, and so on. As the date of the event passes, it will be removed from the list automatically, so you won’t need to put in a lot of maintenance to keep the list up to date.
WordPress custom navigation menus are used in both the header and the footer, so you have full control over the links that are included in the menus. The header menu is designed and coded to support drop downs.
Documentation for the theme is available here.
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