Features of the Ames Theme

Appearance features

  • Mobile-friendly: Responsive design makes for a great experience on phones and tablets.
  • Customizer: Set the appearance of your site using the Customizer. Preview in real-time.
  • Add your logo: Upload your logo image or enter text then choose a font and size.
  • Color schemes: Choose background texture or color, heading colors, and link colors.
  • Custom fonts: Set hand-picked Google Fonts for your menu, headings and main content.
  • Header right: Show the latest events, sermons, posts, tagline or custom content.
  • High resolution: Ames takes advantage of high resolution screens such as Retina®.

Content features

  • Content features: Choose what shows: slides, highlights, intro and your favorite widgets. Design your homepage with a live preview.
  • Events calendar: Display church events in a monthly calendar or list. Show maps with directions and categorize your events.
  • Recurring events: Save time with automatic recurring events and excluded dates (e.g. “every Monday and Thursday except holidays”).
  • People: Publish staff and leader bios with contact info. Organize by group.
  • Ministries: List your church’s ministry pages with the Child Pages template.
  • Blog: Post church news and articles. Nothing beats a WordPress blog.
  • Photos and videos: Add photo galleries anywhere. Embed videos from sites like YouTube.
  • Church widgets: Show sidebar widgets for sermons, events, locations, people, photos, giving and more.
  • Sermons: Publish sermons in text, audio, video and PDF formats. Organize by topic, book, series, speaker, tag and date.

Optional Add-ons

  • Sermon Podcasting available: Reach more people by automatically podcasting your sermons on iTunes, Google and other platforms.
  • Live Stream integration available: Live stream directly on your website using a live stream platform like Vimeo.
  • Online Giving available: Works with the online giving solution of your choice. Embed a giving form or link to a page hosted by your provider.