WordPress Sermon Widgets

Adding Sermons to your website is crucial in providing site visitors with the latest message, as well as an archive of resources to help them grow in their faith journey. Sermon Widgets allow you to add Sermons from your Amplify Website account onto your Amplify WordPress Website. These widgets are styled to match your chosen Theme and can be reused, restyled, removed, and re-added to pages throughout your site. 

Using an Amplify Cloud Website?
Check out our Cloud Sermon Element article: Cloud Sermon Elements

WordPress Sermon Widgets

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    This is an archive of all the sermons available on your Amplify Website module, which can be filtered based on your preferences. With the module's settings, you can select specific Categories, Groups, and Series, and customize the number of sermons displayed per page. Additionally, you can choose which parts of the sermon are shown, providing varying levels of information.

    Connect your Sermon Layout Widget to a Page using the Sermon Detail Widget to dynamically present details about the sermon.

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    This is a unique Sermon listing that displays the details of the current Sermon. You can link a Sermon Layout, Sermon List, and Sermon Featured Widgets to a Page using the Sermon Detail Widget, which dynamically showcases the current Sermon.

    Each Theme includes a Page called "Ministry Content | Sermon Detail" that utilizes the Sermon Detail Widget.

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    This is a single Sermon listing that displays the details of a specific Sermon. You can link to a Page using the Sermon Detail Widget, which dynamically showcases the current Sermon. This widget is commonly used to feature the latest Sermon on the homepage of a website.

    Connect your Sermon Featured Widget to a Page using the Sermon Detail Widget to dynamically present detailed information about the sermon.

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    This grid list showcases all available Sermons from your Amplify Website module. In the Widget's Content > Settings, you can customize Categories, Groups, Series, and the number of Sermons displayed per page. Additionally, you can select which parts of the Sermon to show, providing flexibility in the amount of information displayed.

    Connect your Sermon List Widget to a Page using the Sermon Detail Widget to present details about the sermon dynamically.

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Add a Sermon Widget to a Page

  1. From your Amplify Website WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the Page you want to edit and click Edit with Elementor.
  2. Click the Element Panel and search Sermons from the list.
  3. Drag your chosen Sermon Widget to the canvas.

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Connect Your Sermon Detail Widget

If you've used the Sermon Layout, Featured, or List Widget, you'll want to connect it to a Page that utilizes the Sermon Detail Widget so that when a Sermon title is clicked, the user will be taken to that sermon record's Detail Page.

To connect the widget, follow these instructions:

  1. Once any Sermon Widget is added to a page, click the blue pencil icon to edit the widget wp edit widget.png.
  2. Click the Content > Detail Options menu
  3. Choose the Page with your corresponding Sermon Detail widget. 

    Note: Your Amplify WordPress Theme comes with this Page already created called, "Ministry Content | Sermon Detail."

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Your Theme's Sermon Templates

Your Amplify WordPress Website includes different Page and Section Templates featuring our Sermon Widgets with advanced styling to match your Theme. You can easily add these Templates to any Page on your site to showcase Sermons and maintain consistent Theme styling throughout your website.

Your Theme includes:

  • This Page Template typically includes a Sermon Featured Widget highlighting the latest Sermon, and a Sermon Layout Widget for your site's Sermon Archive.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • This Page Template incorporates the Sermon Detail Widget to display the current sermon dynamically and also includes a Sermon List Widget to highlight Sermons Published as Featured. Whenever you utilize a Sermon Layout, Sermon List, or Sermon Featured Widget, you can link it to the "Ministry Content | Sermon Detail" Page, which uses this Template.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • Use this Section Template to feature specific Sermons on your site. Ex: Feature last year's Easter Sermon on the landing page for your upcoming Easter Service.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • Use this Section Template to show a list of Sermons by Category, Group, Series, or Featured status.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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Follow these instructions to add one of these Templates to a Page.

  1. Click the Add a Template icon (gray Folder icon wp add a folder.png) from your Page canvas.
  2. Click My Templates
  3. Search "Sermons" 
  4. Select your chosen Template by clicking Insert.
  5. Click Apply

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Now that a copy of the chosen Sermon Template has been added, you can click the blue pencil Edit icon wp edit widget.pngto edit the Widget.

Common Use Case

  • Latest Sermon: Feature the latest message on your homepage using the Sermon Featured Widget.
  • Feature by Topic: Add a sermon discussing the power of prayer or generosity on your Mission page using the Sermon Featured Widget.
  • List by Category: Add Student sermons to your Youth Group page using the Sermon List Widget.

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