Troubleshooting Sermon Manager

Better Questions Get Better Answers Every day, Sermon Manager users email us asking us to fix an apparent bug or need help changing something that sermon manager does. Are you ready for a little fun fact? The solution to most of these questions has nothing to do with Sermon Manager at all! How can that

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Migrating Sermons to Another Website

Occasionally the need arises for a church to migrate their sermons to a different server without migrating the entire WordPress site. This could be after a major design overhaul, or the result of a security breach or malware infection, or any number of reasons. While Sermon Manager does not currently make this possible by the click

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Modifying the Excerpt of a Sermon Archive

“Can I display both audio and video players in the list view?” “Why is there no audio player for my sermons when they are in a list?” “How do I remove the date field from the archive view?” The answer to these questions lies in a little-known feature of WordPress called the excerpt. This is my

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Podcast “Page Not Found” Error

This problem has to do with the way WordPress feeds work (or don’t work in this case). You must have at least one post in your main site feed or none of the other feeds will work. Solution: You can either publish one post or use this plugin to add your pages to the main feed.

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Getting the Latest Sermon for Display in Your Theme

To display the latest sermon in your theme, you can use the php code below in your template file. This is especially useful for the home page of your site.

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Getting Started with Sermon Manager for WordPress

After installing Sermon Manager from the WordPress Repository, you’ll see a new top level menu labeled “Sermons”. If installing for the first time, you’ll also see a notice to view and edit the settings. It’s not necessary to change any settings to start using Sermon Manager, but you will need to at least save the

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Template Tags

Version 1.5+ Template tags are used within your theme files to display information dynamically. Below is a list of the tags available in Sermon Manager to use in your theme.

This displays the content for a single sermon. If you are customizing a theme, you can copy the theme’s single.php as single-wpfc_sermon.php. Then replace

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Images for Preachers, Sermon Series, and Topics

Version 1.5+ Displaying Images for an Individual Sermon

This allows you to display the sermon image in the size of your choice. Any size registered with add_image_size can be displayed. First, this function checks to see if a featured image is set for the sermon. If so, it is displayed. If not, it looks

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Sermon Manager Shortcodes

Displaying Sermons The sermons shortcode will allow users to easily display listings of sermons in pages or posts without knowing PHP or editing template files. Add the shortcode in a post or page, and use the arguments to query based on series, preacher, and many other possibilities (see the Arguments). See the WordPress Codex for information on

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