WordPress Group Widgets

Including a searchable and filterable list of small groups on your church website empowers users to find, join easily, and contact groups that align with their interests and schedules, fostering community and spiritual formation. Group Widgets allow you to add Groups 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 Group Elements article: Cloud Group Elements

WordPress Group Widgets

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    This is an archive of all the groups available on your Amplify Website module, which can be filtered based on your preferences. In the Widget's Content > Settings, you can customize Categories, or Groups, as well as the number of groups displayed per page. Additionally, you can choose which parts of the group are shown, providing varying levels of information.

    Connect your Group Layout Widget to a Page using the Group Detail Widget to present details about the group dynamically.

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

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

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    This is a single Group listing that displays the details of a specific Group. You can link to a Page using the Group Detail Widget, which dynamically showcases the current Group. The widget is commonly used to highlight Category specific groups, ie: Women's groups on a Women's Ministry Page.

    Connect your Group Featured Widget to a Page using the Group Detail Widget to present details about the group dynamically.

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

    Connect your Group List Widget to a Page using the Group Detail Widget to present details about the group dynamically.

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    The Group Slider widget showcases all available records from Groups on a rotating slider. In the Widget's Content > Settings, you can customize Categories, Groups, and the number of records displayed per page. You can select which parts of the Group records to show, providing flexibility in the information displayed.

    Connect your Group Slider Widget to a Page using the Group Detail Widget to dynamically present detailed information about the group.

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Add a Group 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 Groups from the list.
  3. Drag your chosen Group Widget to the canvas.

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Connect Your Group Detail Widget

If you've used the Group Layout, Featured, Calendar, or List Widget, connect it to a Page with the Group Detail Widget. This ensures that clicking on a Group title directs the user to its Detail Page.

To connect the widget, follow these instructions:

  1. Once any Group 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 Group Detail widget. 

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

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Your Theme's Group Templates

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

Your Theme includes:

  • This Page Template includes the Group Layout Widget for your site's Group Archive.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • This Page Template incorporates the Group Detail Widget to display the current group dynamically. Whenever you utilize a Group Layout, Group List, Group Featured, or Group Slider Widget, you can link it to the "Ministry Content | Group Detail" Page, which utilizes this Template.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • Use this Section Template to feature specific Groups on your site. Ex: Feature a Men's Group on the Men's Ministry page.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • Use this Section Template to show a list of Groups by Category, or Group. Ex: Show all Bible Study Groups on the Next Steps Page.

    Example shows the Morning Star Theme Template
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  • Use this Section Template to show a rotating list of Groups by Category, or Group.

    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 "Group" 
  4. Select your chosen Template by clicking Insert.
  5. Click Apply

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

Common Use Case

  • Feature by Topic: Add an open Prayer Group on the Prayer Page using the Group Featured Widget.
  • List by Category: Add Senior small groups to your Senior Ministry page using the Group List Widget.

 

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