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Revision as of 03:29, August 6, 2011
Install and activate BuilderChild-City-Church theme.
Builder Church Block is a WordPress plugin which adds sermons and staff post types for easily adding content to your church web site. While this plugin can be used with any theme, BuilderChild-City-Church theme uses functionality provided by this plugin via in-built template files for listing of Sermons and Staff entries etc.
Builder Church Block can be downloaded from here. After installing it like any other WordPress plugin and activating it, two new sections titled Sermons and Staff will be added to WP dashboard.
Adding a Sermon
To add a new Sermon, click on Add New link next to Sermons and fill in the data like you would in any Post or Page.
It is recommended to add a Featured Image and a audio file (in mp3 format) to your Sermon entries where applicable/possible. These, if present, will appear on the Sermons listing page.
Note: In Sermon Audio File meta box, even though you might have uploaded mp3 file(s), the message "You currently have 0 audio file in your gallery for this sermon." will continue to show unless the entry is published.
Sermons Listing (Archive) page
There is no need to create a Page titled Sermons to display all Sermon entries. When you go to www.yoursite.com/sermons, it will automatically list the existing Sermons.
Click here to view a screenshot of Sermons Listing Page.
When the Play button under Listen is clicked, the audio plays in a lightbox.
Child Theme Settings
It is possible to display custom HTML above the Sermons listing w/o editing php files. Go to My Theme -> Settings -> Child Theme Settings. Any HTML that's entered in "Extra Text" field will automatically appear above the Sermons listing.
If you would like to display a "Subscribe to the Podcast" button, go to My Theme -> Settings -> Child Theme Settings and enter the URL of your iTunes podcast in Podcast Link field.
We can enter a custom title which will appear in place of the default "Sermons" text on the Sermons listing page.
Adding a Sermon
To add a new Staff person, click on Add New under Staff section and fill in the data like you would in any Post or Page.
Single page of Staff entry page looks like this:
Clicking on Click for Long Bio will reveal the full content.
Staff Listing (Archive) page
There is no need to create a Page titled Staff to display all Staff entries. When you go to www.yoursite.com/staff, it will automatically list the existing Staff members.
This theme uses the_content() (vs the_excerpt()) in index.php. Therefore you might want to break up your content if it is long using WordPress in-built more quicktag functionality.
In blog listing page, featured image (if present) for each post is set to be displayed at the left side with content wrapping around it to the right.