This church theme for WordPress has the features a church website needs — a beautiful parallax scrolling home page. Mobile-friendly responsive design, sermon archive, church events calendar, staff profiles and church news. The sermon archive is complete with the ability for visitors to search for audio, video and text sermons by category, tag, date and speaker. Uplift has powerful customization options that make it easy to change the theme’s colors, fonts and background.

Uplift is also useful for non-church websites that need rich multimedia publishing capabilities for audio, video and photos and that want to promote events. The sermon archive can be fully renamed using the theme options, making this a WordPress theme not only for churches but also parachurch ministries, nonprofits and charities, conference websites and multimedia presentation archives.

This theme is well-documented – organized, easy to follow instructions explaining how to use its features. Additionally, a series of video guides is included and support is provided.

Mobile-friendly Responsive Design

Mobile-friendly Responsive Design

The Uplift church theme was designed to be responsive. In other words, it is mobile-friendly and will adapt itself to fit comfortably on devices with small screens such as phones and tablets. Did we mention it’s also touch enabled! Visitors can just flick left and right for sliders and players.

Highly Customizable Colors, Fonts and Backgrounds

Highly Customizable Colors, Fonts and Backgrounds

Uplift was made to be easy to customize to match your church branding from within the WordPress admin area. You can set a main color, link color, change fonts (600+ Google Web Fonts preloaded) and set backgrounds on the parallax home page. It is also easy to Upload Your Logo. None of this requires editing code.

Sermon Archive for Audio, Video and Text

Sermon Archive for Audio, Video and Text

Put your pastor’s sermons online in audio (listen online or download MP3), video (YouTube or Vimeo), online text or downloadable PDF format. This theme provides a robust multimedia archive in which sermons can be organized and browsed by category, tag, speaker, month, day and year.

Events – Church Calendar

Events - Church Calendar

Keep your congregation and community in the know about what will be happening by posting events to the church calendar. Events can include dates, times, address, Google Map and other information.

More Church Website Features

In addition to sermon multimedia, photos and events, Uplift has features for posting Church News (blog), Staff Profiles, support for multiple Locations, and a Contact Form in the footer and on a Contact page.

Complete Feature List

  • Responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3 styling
  • Theme Options powered by Options Framework
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Backgrounds (by section)
  • 600+ Google Web Fonts
  • Logo Upload
  • Homepage is a single parallax scrolling page for a quick overview or your church
  • Homepage has three slider types (SuperSlides, Vegas with Headlines, Static with Headlines)
  • Sermon Archive with embedded video (YouTube or Vimeo), Audio Player, MP3 download, online sermon reading, PDF download and archives by date, category, speaker and tag
  • Church Calendar (Upcoming Events and Past Events)
  • Staff Profiles with Social links
  • Church News (blog)
  • Search results for posts, pages, sermons, videos, events, locations and staff
  • Built in Contact Form in the footer and optional separate page
  • Custom Post Types for sermons/multimedia, events, staff, blog, video, audio, pdf, verses
  • Custom Page Templates for sermons/multimedia, events (upcoming, past), staff, blog and contact
  • Custom Widgets for Sermon Archives, Recent Sermons, Events (upcoming, past)
  • Widget Sidebars
  • Custom Menu support for header (with dropdowns)
  • Customizable Footer (social icons, address, phone, contact form, copyright)
  • Individual page and post options for header image and sidebar
  • Social Media Icons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
  • Google Analytics Support
  • Favicon Upload
  • Automatic image resizing using native WordPress functionality
  • Fully localized and Translation Ready
  • Compatible with WordPress Multisite network
  • Required WordPress styles implemented (.alignright, .wp-caption, etc.)

Support, Documentation & Video Guides

  • Support is provided by the developer
  • Complete Documentation covering installation, usage and customization
  • Video Guides coming soon
  • Sample Content (XML) similar to live preview included – just import it
  • Well-commented HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP code
  • Product Lifetime updates included
If you have a question that is not answered in the documentation or if you discover a problem, you can submit a support request via the form on my Profile Page (must be logged in to see it). My goal is to answer questions within 24 hours on weekdays (excluding Canadian holidays and the rare period of travel).
Please note: Support is provided for theme features and problems. Customizations not included.