If you are about to install OpenChurch for the first time and are new to Drupal please see common installation problems first before you file a ticket. NOTE: Most failed installs are due to lack of PHP memory.
NOTE: The OpenChurch Mix and Match theme will be deprecated and completely removed on July, 1, 2013. If you are using this theme you will want to copy it to your sites/all/themes folder.
The OpenChurch distribution is for churches and ministries. It is a flexible platform with common features for churches that can help streamline development of these websites.
- Blog - Includes a list page and archive page, the blog content type is very simple and this does not use the core blog module.
- Bulletin - Includes block for downloading latest bulletin, also a list page and content type.
- Events - Includes a list display and uses calendar module for calendar display and integrates well with ministry content
- Gallery - Integrates with ministry content and is an easy way to manage galleries, uses lightbox for image display.
- Giving - Includes list display for featured charities
- Homepage Rotator - a very nice way to feature content on the homepage in a slideshow which is a very common feature on sites today.
- Image - pretty simple content type for displaying single images
- Ministry - this represents a churches core ministries (Missions, Youth, etc.) and integrates with other content on the site.
- Podcast - An out of the box sermon podcast page. Also includes a block for showing the most recent podcast. It is called labelled 'Sermons' but can be used for any kind of podcast.
- SimpleNews - Add a new free app to the App Store that allows administrators to easily set up an online newsletter for their Church site.
- Social - Social integration with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more! Enable visitors to share content with their social networks.
- Staff - Includes staff page and integration with well with ministries.
- Video - Add 3rd party video from Youtube and Vimeo using the media module!
The core OpenChurch theme is a very flexible sub-Fusion theme that utilizes fusion accelerator and comes out of the box with easy rollover menus. Because it utilizes 960gs, the layout can be altered and rearranged easily via the UI.
UPDATE: OpenChurch Mix and Match is going to become deprecated, meaning later this year we will remove it entirely. This theme will no longer be supported.
Openchurch Demo Site
See http://demo.openchurchsite.com/ for an interactive demo of OpenChurch (anonymous only).
LATEST - See OpenChurch 7.x-1.11 roadmap here
Where to Download?
You can now download OpenChurch directly from this project page. See the official OpenChurch Download page for more instructions.