WordPress.org recently announced ETA of WordPress 5.2. I love updates because I like new shiny things. Besides that, they (should) mean better security and better performance. Before we cover things you could do to prepare, here are three things I’m particularly looking forward to in 5.2:
It’s no secret that we at ChurchMag are big fans of Church Themes (both the actual products and the people behind it). I don’t know if they’ve ever sponsored our site but several of us use their themes and church content plugin for our sites and have paid to do so (this is not sponsored content). So when I heard there was a “Church Content Pro” plugin coming out and they were switching to packages pricing, I was intrigued. Here’s why you should be excited about the changes.
Besides typical church services (experiences etc), every church, every now and then, will run an event. These events vary. Some are for specific groups or interests, and others more general. Conferences are a great example of a deviation from ‘typical’ events. Some events required registration and payment. After Setting up a WordPress event website, I thought this post might be helpful for others.
There’s a good chance your church website is using WordPress. After all, WordPress powers 29% of internet sites thanks to its free price for the actual software, the wide supply of themes and plugins to customize the look and add powerful functionality. Well, the latest update to WordPress, WordPress 4.9, adds some very useful functionality for churches that you should check out.
Are you using WordPress to power your church, ministry, or nonprofit website?
Chances are, that’s exactly what you are using.
There are many great reasons to use WordPress. It’s easy to use, has a great learning curve, and is relatively inexpensive to maintain. However, this abundance of usage and ease of operation makes it easy for us to get in over our heads pretty fast.
One minute you’re feeling great because you changed a font size, the next minute you’re breaking out in a cold sweat because you just lost 8-hours of work on the landing page.
I have long been a fan of churchthemes.com and their Church Content plugin. My church, as well, is a happy customer—we’ve been using their church WordPress themes since 2013! And now, we’ve just switched over to the Saved Theme, and I have to say, I love it! Best of all, my pastor loves it, too. Here’s what the designers have to say about it: