Epic theme

Meet Epic 3.0!

We have an epic update for you….launching Epic 3.0.

Epic was one of our most popular themes back in 2014, but 3 years in the online world is a long time and I decided it just wasn’t up to the standard that churches require from their websites anymore.

So I put on my tinkering gnome hat and gave it a complete makeover so it looks fresh and does everything a church needs its website to do in 2017.

The new podcast widget

It’s not just a brand new modern look it has; I have also made it faster, compatible with the new WordPress 4.7+, fixed security patches, and given it an array of new features such as boasting an all new podcast widget.

To be honest, it nearly looks like a whole brand new theme – and a good looking one at that.

There are simply too many changes to list in a short blog post like this, but to whet your appetite, it includes a brand new modern colour scheme (that dull outdated grey did not stand out in today’s online world).

A new menu and typeface represents a cleaner look for today’s modern churches.

Also, we know that today’s churches often want to spread their word beyond those who sit in their congregation, so now we have added a brand new podcast widget alongside new speaker archives, including author pictures and biographies. This enables churches to better connect with their visitors, especially the youth, and spread their message to those who haven’t attended the service.

Other updates include:

  • New style for events page.
  • New style for events widget.
  • New menu style.
  • New full width page.
  • New podcast page.
  • New podcast widget.
  • New logo layout.
  • And many more.

How to download Epic 3.0

If you have previously purchased the original Epic theme and still have an active membership, then you can download this new update instantly and absolutely free via your dashboard. Otherwise, you can purchase it by going here.

This is why we do recommend that all users maintain their annual support membership. When you buy a theme, it comes with one whole year of free updates, but after this, you’ll have to renew it for a whole year for only $20.  Not only does this entitle you to unlimited help and advice from our team, but you also get all updates to your purchased themes, without having to pay a penny more.

I am currently working on updates to the rest of Organized Theme’s top selling themes so keep an eye out – and if you haven’t already, make sure to renew your annual support membership.

How to Update to Epic 3.0

  • Visit your dashboard to download the new theme.
  • Put your website into maintenance mode using this simple plugin, https://wordpress.org/plugins/maintenance/. This allows you to work on your theme in the backend while displaying a nice coming soon message to your site visitors. Download and activate the plugin.
  • Create a full backup of your site. You can use this free plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/) or use your web host to create backup.*Important step*
  • Download and activate the easy theme and plugin upgrades here https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades/
  • Navigate to the add new themes page and upload the new version of Epic that you downloaded from your dashboard earlier.
  • Wait for the theme to be installed.
  • Navigate to your front page and make sure everything is working as intended.
  • Deactivate the maintenance plugin.
  • Enjoy!

**Please make sure you have used a child theme for any customizations made to the original theme. Upon successful update, any changes not made to a child theme will be lost.

If you run into any troubles or are unsure about updating please use the support helpdesk here.

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