I’ve been a huge fan of using WordPress for church websites. WordPress doesn’t require a web expert, you only need to have someone that is familiar with web hosting and is willing to learn. When you find a great church WordPress theme, you can have an incredible church website at a fraction of the cost of a larger web design company. I first became familiar with the work of Steven Gliebe when I purchased his Risen WordPress theme to use for our church website. I found a theme that was top notch and easy to work with. It has been easy to customize and Steven really does a great job with documentation and support. So when he decided to start a new site dedicated to church WordPress themes, I was excited to see the results.
churchthemes.com is already off to a great start. Their first theme called Resurrect has an urban feel to it and I’ve been waiting for a church to ask me to use it for a new website. It really looks easy to work with and customize. They also have a new theme called Exodus coming out soon. It has a flat design style and will work great with wider displays.
One of the reasons I really like churchthemes is their commitment to promote best standards in WordPress coding and design. By moving many of the church specific functions into the Church Theme Content WordPress plugin, they have tried to future proof your WordPress site so that you will not lose your information when you switch to a newer theme. I’m really hoping that other church WordPress theme shops will start using this plugin.
Again, I highly recommend churchthemes.com based on my prior experience with them. Great support and the price is right. If the thought of setting up a hosting account, uploading themes, and customizing graphics and backgrounds scares you, then look for a post next week reviewing another great solution for church websites.
I also work with a limited number of churches designing and implementing new websites. If you like the look of churchthemes and would like me to help set it up and host the site, please check out my site FEDesign.