In the world of niche WordPress themes, we’ve come to expect a wide variety of premium downloads from reputable companies that specialize in clean design, top notch code work, responsive layouts, and timely support. Over the last couple of years the community has come to expect industry specific releases for bands, educational institutions, medical services, real estate, event planning and much more. On Wednesday, May 22nd, ThemeFuse announced that it has begun work on the Evangelist WordPress theme – which is dedicated to churches that are looking to streamline and existing WordPress site or start a new one.
The upcoming theme was announced by Bogdan of ThemeFuse who said Wednesday, “As you might have guessed from this theme’s name, Evangelist is our take on a Church WordPress theme. We have studied long and hard what makes a good website for ministries and churches, and we think we’ve found the perfect combination between complexity and added functionalities and ease of use – very important in this type of template, where the end user is probably not very familiar with WordPress or with webdesign in general. We can’t reveal too much right now, except for a few crooked screens and a homepage sneak peek – but it shouldn’t be very long until we release this new WordPress theme. Just check out the sneak peek below and also more screenshots can be seen in your Themefuse account, under the IN THE WORKS sidebar area. Stay close for more info and further release details.”
Adaptable To Any Religious Service
Although the default screenshot we’ve seen so far contains the look and feel of a church service, the Evangelist theme can be utilized for practically any religious service regardless of physical location or relayed values. The homepage begins with a traditional logo and top navigation bar followed by a large content slider that has an “Upcoming Events” module on the right-hand side, complete with a date, title and schedule.
Below that is a three column section that is normally reserved for a company’s homepage blurbs, but can instead be used to relay more information about the type of services offered, quotes from any source, and reaching out to the community.
You’ll also find a News Feed laid out in a single column that is ideal for posting more community activity and retaining readers’ interest while on the website along with a vertical gallery image slide on the right that can be manipulated manually from the front-end in order to scroll through the entries.
Social Media Integration
The Evangelist theme will boast social media integration to allow your institution to connect virtually to congregation members and potential entrants. Use the back end Control Panel to insert Twitter feeds, Facebook likes, LinkedIn followers and much more without ever having to go into the Editor and work with code.
This theme will also be widget aware, meaning you can place advertisement banners, recent comments, and other info within the sidebar and footer regions to give visitors one click access to the most important areas on your website as well as encourage them to sign up to a newsletter.
Launch Date Uncertain
The exact launch date of this niche theme remains uncertain, but if past trends from ThemeFuse serve as a gauge, we should expect this latest release to become available to the public some time during the month of June.
If you would like to view one of the only photos currently available for this theme, you can do so by clicking on the following link to see the Evangelist Homepage Sneak Peek Screenshot. More information is also to be had at ThemeFuse.com.