• Built in podcasting with support for message series, notes, and speaker archives.
  • Video or slideshow on home page.
  • Staff section to let your visitors meet your staff members.
  • Custom widgets: Facebook like box, featured video, Flickr photos, contact box, and recent messages.
  • Easily add your own background, logo, link colors and more with our theme options page.
  • Easy to use theme options page.
  • Contact page template.
  • Live video page template.
  • Use on as many sites as you’d like to.

2.0.4 -- December 22, 2014

updatedincludes/scripts.php -- removed mediaelement loading

updatedsingle-podcast.php -- swapped audio element for WordPress' core's audio shortcode

updatedincludes/custom-js.php -- removed mediaelement

newstyle.css -- added bottom margin to media element

2.0.3 -- May 30, 2014

updatedstyle.css -- set min-height for slideshow on desktop sized browsers

2.0.2 -- May 16, 2014

updatedincludes/custom-js.php -- updated adding of ligthbox class

updatedjs/lightbox.js -- updated to version 1.8

updatedsidebar.php -- fixed correct sidebar id's

2.0.1 -- September 23, 2013

updatedfixed call to layouts/paging.php

newstyle.css -- added styles for social media widget


updatedChanged staff_type to staff-group for consistency across themes

updatedRemoved div class="page" from theme and changed the content class to an id.

updatedRemoved post-trends

newAdded Google Fonts support

newAdded options backup/export

newAdded theme customizer support

newAdded Featured Post widget

newAdded automatic theme updates

newAdded THA theme hooks

newAdded more styling options and made existing options consistent with other themes

newAdded layouts/staff-list.php to consolidate staff information

newAdded layouts/podcast-entry.php to consolidate podcast information

newAdded tiny navigation for smart phone navigation

newAdded video podcast support

newAdded searchform.php and search.php files

newAdded support for series images

newAdded series list page template

newAdded includes/shortcodes.php for buttons and a few other styles

newAdded option to set number of staff displayed per page in staff groups


updatedUpdated page-staff-archive.php to not depend on archive-staff.php


updatedRemoved OT Gallery

new-Added lightbox Evolution -Reverse escape function for podcast category names


updatedFixed widget-contact.php changed h4.widget-title to h3.widget-title


updatedFixed single-staff.php: replaced option_url with optional_url


updatedUpdated options framework to version 1.4

updatedFixed home.php line: 31, replaced caption_title with slideurl to fix slide bug


updatedUpdated widget-contact.php: added three more time slots


updated-Updated custom-js.php: conditional tag on media element loading added "use css" false to flex slider to prevent font weight changes -Style.css: Reduced padding on menu items


updatedFixed loading of slideshow script on Facebook page


updatedFixed widget-facebook.php: changed width from 300 to 280


updated-style.css: Added transparent background for event calendar meta


updatedFixed custom-css.php: changed custom_css to custom_css_code


updated-Changed staff post type to be hierarchal: false to allow post type order plugin to function. -Changed query in page-staff-archive.php to query_posts( '&post_type=staff&orderby=menu_order&order=asc&paged=' . $paged ); to fix problem with staff archive page template not ordering staff members.


updated-Updated Social Media Icons -Options Framework to version 1.3 (involved directory name change from "admin" to "inc" -Gave functions located in functions.php their own files for better organization

new-Added Flexslider for home page slideshow (affects home.php, page-facebook.php, custom-js.php, style.css, and custom.js) -Style.css -- made theme responsive -PO File for translation


updated-Added text domain -Rebuilt recent podcast widget. Added optional link to archive and field to specify the number of episodes to display.

updatedRemoved WP Alchemy meta boxes

newAdded Custom Meta Boxes class and replaced calls to WP Alchemy


updated-Moved custom post types to folder inside includes -Created file for each post type-slides, staff and podcasts -Moved staff section out from under pages -Facebook widget -Changed number of slides to be displayed from 5 to -1 (shows all published slides)

updated-Removed Up framework -Removed Gowalla icon and link (service is closing)

new-Added options framework -Columns for custom post types (images, staff title, staff bio, slide image, slide link URL)


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