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Risen Responsive Church WordPress Theme from ThemeForest

Risen Responsive Church WordPress Theme

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The Risen WordPress theme for churches has a complete set of features for building a church website. Its design is responsive (mobile-friendly) and highly customizable, with features for changing colors, fonts and the background. Its church-related features are a sermon archive with audio and video capabilities, photo and video gallery, events (church calendar), multiple location support, staff profiles and a blog for church news.

This church theme includes several widgets including one for donations, recent news, recent sermons and upcoming events. Other features are a responsive slider that supports both images and video, Google Map embedding, contact form with a "To" selector and various page templates. The theme also has social media icons that can be shown in the header or footer. Risen should be useful for church as well as any website that wants to show multimedia presentations and events.

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Theme Features

Theme Options

The options panel makes it easy for you to customize the theme's appearance, set social media icons, edit the footer content, upload your logo, configure the contact form, etc.

Sermon Archive

The sermon archive lets you add sermons in audio, video or text format. Users can browse sermons by category, date, speaker and tag.

Church News

Risen's blog section can be used to create a Church News area.

Custom Colors

Risen has light and dark color schemes plus you can set a main color and link color. You can also change the background.

Custom Background

Choose one of 19 preset backgrounds (see live preview), upload your own or use a solid color.

Video Support

YouTube and Vimeo videos can be shown in the slider, sermons and gallery.

Staff Profiles

You can list staff members on a page or in a widget with name, photo, position, biography and optional e-mail button.

Custom Widgets

Risen has custom widgets for recent sermons, upcoming events, recent gallery items, locations, staff members and donations.

Contact Form

The contact form can be configured with multiple recipients for the user to choose from and reCAPTCHA spam protection.

Photoshop Files Included

Light and dark versions of the design are included as layered Photoshop PSD files.

Drop-down Menus

Risen's menus utilize drop-down submenus for user-friendly navigation.

Responsive Layout

Risen is completely responsive so it works will on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

Responsive Slider

The homepage slider is responsive and can show images and videos with an optional caption and click URL.


Create a Church Calendar section using the events features.

Photo/Video Gallery

The gallery can show photos and videos. There are four templates that can be used (categories, all photos and videos, photos only and videos only).

Custom Fonts

More than 200 hand-picked Google Web Fonts can be used.

Audio Player

You can upload MP3's for sermons that can be played in an HTML5 audio player or downloaded.


Risen makes it easy to add one or multiple locations complete with details, Google Map and directions button.

Custom Post Types

There are post types for managing multimedia/sermons, events, staff, locations and gallery photos/videos.

Donations Widget

There is a donations widget that can be configured with a message and button that links to a donation collection service such as PayPal.


Risen has a responsive lightbox for photo and video viewing.

Custom Page Templates

There are page templates for multimedia (sermons), gallery (four templates), staff, events, blog/news, locations and contact.

Custom Shortcodes

Risen has shortcodes for contact form and Google Map.

Other Features

  • Auto Image Resizing
  • Mapping
  • Threaded Comments
  • Widget-ready
  • Localization
  • Fluid Width
Risen is a premium theme for the self-hosted (.org) version of WordPress (read this). Premium themes typically include support and updates. Visit ThemeForest for complete information and contact them if you have any questions.

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