- Built in podcasting with support for message series, notes, and speaker archives
- Video or slideshow on home page
- Staff section to let your visitors meet your staff members
- Custom widgets: Facebook like box, featured video, Flickr photos, contact box, and recent messages
- Easily add your own background, logo, link colors and more with our theme options page.
- Great built in SEOEasy to use theme options page
- Facebook page template (add your website to your Facebook page)
- Contact page template
- Live video page template
- Original PSD File included for your use
- Use on as many sites as you’d like to
The team at ChurchThemer.com released their second theme a couple weeks ago. Moses was their first them and now they’ve released Ezekiel. There are some common things among the two with the overall look and feel being similar yet distinct. Here’s a screen shot of Ezekiel. What do you think? Anyone use it yet?
WooThemes makes great themes and one I like is Saving Grace. I am in the process of customizing a theme for a church that is doing a campaign to raise funds for a building. I suggested Saving Grace to them because of how perfect it is for their situation and for any church or charity where giving is a huge focus of the site. The theme includes donation functionality through PayPal.
ChurchThemer.com just recently launched a few months ago and their first theme is the Moses Church Theme. I like that it is designed specifically for churches and therefore has the ability to post sermon mp3s, events, location and service times. It also comes with the PSD files which is great for customization. Screen shot is below. Head to ChurchThemer.com and see if the Moses theme is a fit for you. If not, they have 2 more themes on the way soon that you might like.
The great minds behind the Standard Theme and Live Theme just released the Pro Photo Theme last week. It’s a theme that is built on the greatness of the Standard Theme but is specifically customized for photographers and photo bloggers. I use the Standard Theme on my blog and it’s excellent. To promote the Pro Photo Theme out the gate it was being offered at a discount to the first 250 buyers with the price being $49 for the standard license and $99 for the support license.
You can watch the preview video here or click below to head right to the site and purchase the theme.
ArisTech Media has just released the Crossroads Premium Church Theme to the public. It’s a premium WordPress theme designed with churches in mind. It has some pretty nice features out of the box, such as Google Maps integration, a built-in contact form, flexibility in layouts and a jquery-powered slideshow.
Just released – hot off the press – is Cross Talk Theme for Churches by Chimp Studios. At first glance, one of the features I love is the slideshow. I’m actually not a huge fan of slideshows (even though I use one here on WordPress for Ministry) because information, secondary stories, and calls to action all seem to get hidden. But with the slideshow built into Cross Talk offers much more.
The theme resembles a lot of great church sites, but still has some touches of uniqueness. It comes in four color schemes and has an options panel as well.
StudioPress is responsible for the awesome Genesis theme framework, which is one of the best frameworks when it comes to developing child themes. StudioPress has released plenty of those as well, including one rather over-used theme simply called Church Theme. I’ve seen it everywhere and now spot it a mile away.
Thankfully, they’ve released a second theme for churches and ministries that seems much more ready for the current state of church web design called Outreach.
It even integrates a rather nice slideshow, and all of the widgetized goodness of the Genesis framework.