Simplicity is a theme from WooThemes that can work well for churches. Today (12/20/2011) it’s 30% off and comes with an additional free bonus theme. The featured slider, custom post types, custom fonts, widgets and alternative styles are all helpful for church websites. If your ministry or church has a store you could also use the Simplicity WooCommerce Child Theme as well. On Thursday we’ll feature a church that used Simplicity for their website.
City Church is a WordPress child theme for Builder, a premium WordPress theme created by iThemes. A child theme is simply a different design for an existing theme, and works with the original theme’s structure. That is helpful when you already have a great base (like Builder) and want to offer different designs within that.
The theme comes with staff and sermon post type features built in to help you display that content on your church site well. Like many of their themes, City Church use Gravity Forms and have specific styles for them. I like the variety of layouts you can choose from to determine how you want to display your content.
ChurchThemes.net’s latest theme is Trinity. It has the great look a lot of church themes are going with these days with the navigation, banner rotator and widgets at the bottom for the home page. With the content they loaded in there for the demo the Leadership of that “church” is top notch.
Thrive Church in Jackson, TN uses WordPress. Pastor Herb Halstead shared the site with us. I love that it uses the Standard Theme, seeing that I clearly love that theme as I use it on this site and my personal blog. This is just another great example of how you can customize it in so many different ways and still get all the great functionality that comes with it.
WP-Church Theme is a theme from Netstudio. It’s a simple layout with the main focus on the home page ad rotator. The countdown timer, event and news integration and message section are a nice touch. It’s a great deal at just $35. I can’t get over how the images on the home page lead you to believe that church is set on a farm. It’s available on ThemeForest.net.
- 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