Zion WordPress Theme for Churches
Zion is our latest WordPress theme designed specifically for churches and non-profit organizations. It features key functionality needed by modern church websites, and it uses an adaptive layout to provide visitors with a positive experience on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
Theme features include:
- 4 different color schemes
- Adaptive layout
- Homepage slider
- Upload your own logo (optional)
- Upcoming events list
- Media section for sermon audio and video
Zion is a great option for churches and ministries that need an attractive, effective website on a tight budget. The customizeable homepage slider allows you to highlight whatever events, ministries, and programs that you want visitors to know about. Change the slides at any time with no need to edit code. The homepage also uses WordPress widget functionality to give you some freedom over the content that you want to be displayed on the homepage (explained in the theme documentation).
All church websites need the ability to highlight upcoming events, and Zion includes an event list that displays the events chronologically, with the first one shown being the event that is coming up next. As the date and time of the event passes it will automatically be removed, reducing the time and effort that you will need to keep your website fresh and up-to-date.
Most churches also post sermon/message audio and/or video to their website. With Zion you can easily add your media files, and the media player even works on the iPhone and iPad.
Add your church’s address in the WordPress dashboard and Zion automatically adds a button to the site header allowing visitors the option to get a map or directions from Google Maps. This is especially a good feature for mobile users as people will often go to your website if they are having trouble finding your location.
The theme also includes a staff page template where you can add photos and brief bios of your pastors and staff members.
Zion comes in 4 color schemes. All you have to do is choose the scheme you want to use from the theme dashboard. You can change color schemes at any time.
Documentation for the theme is available here.
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Published September 20th, 2012 by Steven Snell