Premium WordPress Themes by 7Theme [GIVEAWAY]

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Looking for a new premium WordPress theme, but you've searched through all the usual suspects and would like something new and fresh? Maybe it's time you took a look at this new find—7Theme. 7Theme offers over 100 themes and many different basic WordPress services that may be of interest to you. There is one thing I know you'll be interested in, and it's the 3 7Theme premium WordPress themes we're giving away! ... Continue Reading

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” Released; Bloggers Rejoice!

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The newest iteration of WordPress, the world’s greatest blogging platform*, has been released! Codenamed “Benny” in honor of Benny Goodman, WordPress 4.0 is all about “seamless, content-first publishing” according to a short video created to introduce the new software, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. But what does that mean? Here are three (and a half?) of biggest changes that are being touted about “Benny” that would fall along these lines. ... Continue Reading

A Cool Little WordPress Editor Feature

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Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've been under a corner of the Internet rock that has caused me to overlook this WordPress Post Editor feature. But ever since I've found this wonderful button, I've found copying and pasting formatted text—from both word processors and websites—a whole lot easier! Let me show you. ... Continue Reading

CoSchedule — Social Media Editorial Calendar

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Are you looking for a way to expand your social media presence without spending a lot more time and effort? If you're using WordPress, I think CoSchedule can help! CoSchedule calls itself a social media calendar for WordPress — but I think of it as an awesome way to super-charge your blog's social media presence without spending hours and hours you should be curating and creating excellent blog content. CoSchedule is an EPIC WordPress plugin for churches, ministries, nonprofits and pro ... Continue Reading

Three Premium WordPress Themes from ThemeFuse [GIVEAWAY]

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We love the awesome team over at ThemeFuse any day of the week, but here’s why you should love them today. They’re giving away 3 free WordPress themes licenses to our readers! Have you checked out ThemeFuse yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for a real surprise. Your WordPress blog could be so much better than it already is, and with no extra work on your part. The 3 lucky winners will get to choose and download their favorite ThemeFuse.com Wordpress theme for free because we’re giving out three ... Continue Reading

Uplifted: A New Church WordPress Theme by UpThemes [Giveaway]

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Looking for a WordPress solution with everything your church needs? Uplifted is a new responsive WordPress theme created with your ministry in mind. Built on top of the Church Theme Framework and Church Theme Content plugin, this theme utilizes web technologies like Foundation 4, Sass, and the UpThemes Framework (for live theme customizations with WordPress’ new Theme Customizer). ... Continue Reading

nRelate vs Jetpack Related Post WordPress Plugins: Round 2

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Back in March, ChurchMag switched-out the related post plugin. We disabled nRelate and opted to use Jetpack's built-in related posts module for multiple reasons, and now that we've been cruising with the new design and have given Jetpack Related Posts a fair shake, I think it's time for Round Two (you can read Round One here). The dust has settled and all the punches have landed. I think the score has been settled after just two rounds. So which is better? nRelate vs Jetpack Related Posts — ... Continue Reading

ChurchThemes.com Releases New Church WordPress Theme

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[Editor's Note: We're giving away a copy of Exodus! Details at the end of the post.] Churchthemes.com made their mark in the WordPress world with their first launch of the stellar Church WordPress theme ‘Resurrect.’ You could easily launch a professional, good looking church website using this well coded theme. And they've done it again. This time, Churchthemes.com has stepped up their game with a new design that not only looks good, but has some really nice options that will make it easy and ... Continue Reading

Tech Wreck Tuesday #20: Updating Without a Net

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This is truly a Tuesday "tech wreck" because that's exactly when it happened! (I hope that we haven't cursed Tuesday's with this series!) I teach at a middle school with a 1:1 program, which means that every student has a laptop. It makes teaching really fun because I am constantly able to use my tech skills to communicate my content. Awesome, right? Except when the tech doesn't work, which does happen. Nothing's perfect, after all. ... Continue Reading

WordPress Cheat Sheet

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For you Wordpress developers out there, do you find yourself constantly Googling those commonly used Wordpress functions? Are you in charge of your church's website and you need access to those confusing little bits of code that do things? Need to immediately know how to insert Page Based Navigation? How about showing your site description? ... Continue Reading