Images

There are so many things you can do with images from right within WordPress! Not enough? Just let us know, and we can give you some other recommendations. Single Images You can add all sorts of images to your posts and pages. They can be full-sized and centered (as above) or they can be a smaller size and left or right aligned. You can link them to other pages. You can even give them … [Read more...]

Sliders

Don't be confused by the name. In the world of WordPress development, we call these things sliders, but many people call them slideshows as well. You can create a combination of slides, and there are a number of settings where you can customize each slider to fit your needs, but here are the basics. Images Your standard image slider - be sure to check out all of the … [Read more...]

Columns

For StudioPress themes only! This is entering a special super-secret zone, so be wary! Where's the zone? It's in the Text editor! Some people find the text editor scary because that's where you'll find the HTML code for the content on your page, but it's also where you can do cool things like columns! This is column one, and I like it very much. If it were my favorite color, I'd like it … [Read more...]

Audio

Although you have the ability to add mp3 audio files directly to your Media Library, these files have the potential of being extremely large. We recommend using Amazon S3 as a storage account for your audio files if you find that you are eating up your storage space on Worship Times. Once stored there, just grab the file link and paste it in WordPress. And don't forget about our Publications audio … [Read more...]

Presentations

WordPress doesn't support uploading my PowerPoint presentation? What gives? It's all about usability, accessibility, and security. But there's another way! Check out SlideShare - it's the best way to share your online presentations, no matter what the format, quickly and easily. And the best part? You can embed it using the "Add Media" button! … [Read more...]

Polls & Surveys

First, we highly recommend using the Forms feature already found on WordPress. Forms can be used for much more than just a way to get in contact with you - use them for polls, surveys, whatever, and keep them within your site. The plug-in we use for Forms is a service called Gravity Forms. It's very versatile, easy-to-use, and can be as simple or as complex as you need to be. (Trust me, we've seen … [Read more...]

Videos

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - a picture says a thousand words. Then what about video? (Bet you haven't heard that one!) You now have so many options right at your fingertips. Just click on "Add Media" to embed a video from any number of sources! *Tip: You will have to have an account with a video service if you want to upload your own videos. We recommend Vimeo … [Read more...]

Full Width

This layout is also known as "Full Screen" or "No Sidebars." Don't like sideburns? No problem. Here's our favorite layout for month-view calendars! *Tip: Each theme has different layouts and a different number of layouts. The sidebars pull from the Primary and Secondary Sidebar widget areas. Feel free to play around with the layouts until you fall on something you like. You can change the … [Read more...]

Left & Right Sidebars

This layout features two sidebars, one on either side of the page. *Tip: Each theme has different layouts and a different number of layouts. The sidebars pull from the Primary and Secondary Sidebar widget areas. Feel free to play around with the layouts until you fall on something you like. You can change the default layout for your entire site in your theme’s settings, or you can change the … [Read more...]

Two Sidebars Left

Two sidebars left a bar… I mean, two lefts walked into a sidebar. This layout features two differently-sized sidebars on the left-hand side. *Tip: Each theme has different layouts and a different number of layouts. The sidebars pull from the Primary and Secondary Sidebar widget areas. Feel free to play around with the layouts until you fall on something you like. You can change the default … [Read more...]