Sometimes I mention in front of web developers and designers how WordPress can function quite well for church websites. Objections follow. Then I describe these churches: small, with no dedicated technical staff and requiring few bells and whistles. Then agreements follow. But some WordPress themes are better than others, and there’s little pretending that such a church is going to commission or build a custom theme. Success comes with good choices.
So it was so nice to run across the website of The First Universalist Church of Camp Hill‘s website. It’s a little Universalist heritage church near Auburn, Alabama. I’ve not been in Camp Hill in years and have never been for a service, yet it has always held a special place in my heart.
The theme they use is called PrimePress — download here. Yes, it needs some modification, particularly appropriate graphics, which Camp Hill does very well.Â The closeup of the casserole, indicating the post-worship potluck, is perfect. (And note: there are no big, glaring pictures of an empty meeting-house or parking lot: these suggest a church building for sale more than a living congregation.)
The text, too, is well-chosen and well-edited, and there’s a driving map on the contact us page.
A great effort — and frankly, better than many sites from churches ten and twenty times their size (12) — and I hope it helps Camp Hill identify itself to the world.