Advanced Sermons

Description

Advanced Sermons is a brand new beautiful, modern sermon plugin that integrates seamlessly with any WordPress theme. An easy to use interface allows you to add video and audio sermons to your website with ease.

Would you like to see the plugin in action before installing it? We have a Advanced Sermons demo website showcasing all of it features!

Beautiful Modern Sermon Plugin for WordPress

Your website represents your church online. It reflects the power of your community, the beauty of your buildings, the passion of your members, and the traditions of your church. A beautiful and functional website is not an additional expense, it is an investment to your church and community. Advanced Sermons is designed to bring beauty and functionality into one simple package.

80+ Built-in Design Modules

We know how important your brand and image is to you. That’s why when we built Advanced Sermons we made sure to give you the ability to completely brand and style your sermons the way you want to.

Gone are the days of hiring a developer to make minor CSS changes. Advanced Sermons design modules are so easy, any team member can customize the look of your sermons in minutes.

Developer Friendly

There are many hooks available to customize Advanced Sermons further. Everything from adding custom metabox fields, more filter sermon options, and new sections on the single sermon template.

Have a custom feature you’re interested in? Our developers are here to help when you need it.

Free Version Features + Solutions

  • Video & Audio Sermons – Your media can be uploaded via WordPress or from popular sites like Youtube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud.
  • Filter by Series, Topics & Speakers – Filter your sermons with the easy to use filter bar allowing you to select your favorite speakers, topics, or series.
  • Customize Speakers & Topics Label – Use the term Preacher instead of Speaker? No problem! Customize the verbiage for your needs.
  • Assign Speaker & Series Images – Create a more personalized experience by adding speaker and series images.
  • View Count – Track view counts of sermons to get a better understanding of what your congregation is interested in.
  • Title Design Settings – Hide, customize, and style the title areas of Advanced Sermons to match your theme.
  • 80+ Built-in Design Modules – Take full control of your sermons appearance without touching a line of code.
  • Custom CSS – Easily add your own custom CSS for a more custom appearance.
  • Comments – Display or hide comments on the single sermon page.
  • Hide Filter Bar – Master switch to remove the filter bar on the archive page.
  • Quick Links – Manage your sermons quickly and easily with the Manage Sermons quick links in the toolbar.
  • General Settings – Change the function, style, and look of your sermons with our in-depth easy to use settings pages.
  • Compatible with any Theme – We’ve worked hard to make sure Advanced Sermons is compatible with nearly every WordPress theme on the market.
  • Easy To Use & Manage – Designed so that any staff member, volunteer, or paster can easily add and edit sermons and series

Pro Version Features

  • Archive Page Slug – Change the slug of the sermon archive page.
  • Search Results – Display sermons in the default WordPress search results.
  • Duplicate Sermons – Duplicate sermons allows you to duplicate existing sermons to save you time and energy.
  • Accent Color – Choose a personalized accent color to match your church’s branding.
  • Sermon Sidebar – Display a sidebar on the sermon single page.
  • Always Default Image – Display the default image on the single sermons page instead of the sermon image.
  • Thumbnail Sizing – Change the sermon and series thumbnail height.
  • Customize Filter Bar – Customize which filter options you would like to display on your website.
  • Social Share Section – Add a social share section to the single sermon page.
  • Related Sermons – Display related sermons on the single sermon page that are in the same series.
  • Pagination Customization – Change the number of sermons you would like to display before pagination is enabled.
  • Excerpt Length – Customize the number of words to be displayed per sermon in the archive and shortcode list.
  • Powerful Sermon Shortcodes – Sermon Shortcodes – Display sermons anywhere on your website using our parameter shortcodes.
  • Powerful Series Shortcodes – Series Shortcodes – Display series anywhere on your website using our parameter shortcodes.

Shortcodes – Pro Version

Example Shortcode – [asp-sermons order="DESC" post="3" speaker="john-smith"]

Parameter

[asp-sermons order="DESC"]

‘DESC’ – Ascending order from newest to oldest.
‘ASC’ – Ascending order from oldest to newest.

[asp-sermons orderby="date"]

‘date’ – Order by date.
‘title’ – Order by title.
‘rand’ – Random Order.
‘modified’ – Order by last modified date.

[asp-sermons post="3"]

‘int’ – Number of sermons to show. Use -1 to show all.

[asp-sermons series="the-journey"]

‘series-slug’ – Enter series slug to display only that series. Seperate with comma to display multiple series.
I.e: the-journey,stronger

[asp-sermons speaker="john-smith"]

‘speaker-slug’ – Enter series slug to display only that series. Seperate with comma to display multiple series.
I.e: john-smith,george-krenz

[asp-series]

Displays the latest series in a grid format.

Thank You

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy Advanced Sermons. If you have any suggested features we would love to hear them! You can contact us here.

Screenshots

Installation

Using this plugin is very simple. All you have to do is:

e.g.

  1. Upload the advanced-sermons folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure settings by going to Sermons > General Settings

FAQ

How do I get support?

In the case that you need help with Advanced Sermons, you can submit a support ticket on our support page. We will make sure to get back to you as soon as we possibly can. Most likely the same day during our business hours.

Does Advanced Sermons work on my WordPress multisite?

Not yet as a network activated plugin, however you can install it individually on a multisite setup. We hope to work on network activated in the future.

Reviews

July 25, 2019
We have been looking for a while for a plugin to host our sermons on our church's website. We had struggled to find something that looked and functioned the way we wanted and then we came across Advanced Sermons. We ended up upgrading to the pro version but it's been well worth it. The thing that has impressed me most though is the level of support from their team. I have sent them through a couple of queries relating to the design of the pages and on each occasion someone responded within a few hours and have even proceeded to make some changes available through upgrades that have addressed the queries that I had. They really do listen to their customers. Would recommend very highly.
July 11, 2019
We have been looking for a WordPress sermon plugin and finally came across Advanced Sermons. What really sold us what the plugin not only looked and displayed beautifully unlike the other plugins we have looked at, but the functionality is great as well! We ended up purchasing the pro version and their support has been great with the question that we had. Highly recommend if your church is building a new website!
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Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Sermons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2.0

  • Updated: Ready for WordPress 5.3

1.9

  • Fix: Filter button background color design settings not working

1.8

  • New: Show filtered search criteria on archive page in new criteria bar
  • New: Archive option to hide criteria box
  • New: Single sermon option to remove archive button
  • New: Customize sermon label
  • Fix: Filter bar button hover background color value wrong in design settings
  • Fix: Archive speaker name in-correct when sermon had multiple speakers
  • Updated: Select and display up to five speakers for a single sermon

1.7

  • New: Select and display up to two speakers for a single sermon
  • New: Version control Advanced Sermons CSS stylesheets
  • New: Added a all sermons button on single sermon page
  • Update: Hide single sermon content border if there is no content

1.6

  • Fix: Multiple inline styling spacing on design settings for a better UI
  • Fix: Minor single sermon CSS theme compatibility modifications
  • Update: Language translation compatibility

1.5

  • New: Customize topic label
  • New: Style pagination button design options
  • New: Style filter bar dropdown design options
  • New: Style filter bar button design options
  • New: Style archive sermon details design options
  • New: Style single sermon details design options
  • New: Add action hooks throughout Advanced Sermons to allow custom modifications
  • New: Customize filter bar with the ability to hiding filter options
  • New: Display filter criteria in archive title
  • Fix: 404 redirect error on subdirectory installs

1.4

  • Update: Styling compatibility to have better format results with all themes.

1.3

  • Fix: Remove on-change event from speaker and series filter bar. Will filter when selecting filter button now.
  • New: Disable Sermon image option. Display the default title background image on the single sermon page instead of the sermon image.

1.2

  • Update: Plugin Optimization
  • New: Added sermon content width options
  • New: Archive Sermon title font customization
  • New: Archive Sermon excerpt font customization
  • New: Sermon title font customization
  • New: Sermon paragraph font customization
  • New: Sermon details font color customization
  • Fix: Sermon content default width compatibility with more themes.

1.1

  • New: Add page background color to design settings.
  • New: Add custom CSS to design settings.
  • Fix: Set default ASP page templates to background color white.

1.0

  • Initial Release!