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Wordpress Club Themes => Touch of Soul - Club => : jsox78 December 21, 2011, 01:19:59 PM

: Sermon Plugins
: jsox78 December 21, 2011, 01:19:59 PM
I'm attempting to use one of the many available sermon plugins for WordPress.

At this point I'm looking at Sermon Browser, Sermon Posts and Sermon Manager.

The later two require that I create page templates in order for them to display properly, but the Touch of Soul theme is much more complex than anything I've looked at in the past. Is there a generic page template for this theme that I can modify?

: Re: Sermon Plugins
: Tristan Rineer December 22, 2011, 05:24:52 PM
Because of the amount of custom programming I had to do to make the Wordpress themes capable of doing (almost) everything the Joomla versions can do, there is currently no generic page template or plan for one.  However, I may be able to give you some pointers or even a little help.

Feel free to PM me information about the site you're working on and I'll take a look & see what I can figure out for you.

If you can provide links to the plugins you're looking at, I'll be glad to take a look at how they are implemented & see if there's a way to make an easy tweak to the theme rather than a complete overhaul.

: Re: Sermon Plugins
: jsox78 December 23, 2011, 12:37:28 PM
I'm currently looking at using Sermon Manager (

You can have a look at the current site I am working on here (

Here are some links to the pages the plugin creates so you can see what is going on:

1. Single Sermon Page -
2. Sermon Series Page -
3. List of All Sermons Page -
4. Sermons by Preacher Page -

Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

: Re: Sermon Plugins
: Tristan Rineer December 23, 2011, 08:27:08 PM
Thanks for the links; the plugin doesn't seem to have much documentation, so I'm going to look through the code over the weekend and see what I can figure out for you.

: Re: Sermon Plugins
: jsox78 January 03, 2012, 12:11:05 PM
Hey Tristan - Just wondering if you've been able to make any progress on my request?

: Re: Sermon Plugins
: Tristan Rineer January 03, 2012, 02:23:53 PM
Yes...  Sorry about the delay.  Holiday activities threw off my schedule a little.

It looks like the "page templates" are mostly unnecessary but may have some elements that are needed.  Are you sure that the plugin doesn't have a "shortcode" that you can just paste into a page?

If you would like, I can take a look at your site & see what I can do to make it fit; I'll just need for you to PM me login and/or FTP access information (You can create a new login if you would like, but I'll need admin-level access to do anything).

WARNING!: Do Not post site login details on an open board, always send through PM.

: Re: Sermon Plugins
: jsox78 January 10, 2012, 10:18:45 AM
Not a problem. I wasn't expecting any real progress until after the new year.

Unfortunately the plugin does not have a short code at this point (at least not that I can see).

I'll send you a PM in a bit with the login information to take a look at the site.