Add New Ministry

You can add new ministries through Ministries → Add New Ministry in the WordPress Administration Panel.

The Ministries → Add New Ministry screen.
The MinistriesAdd New Ministry screen.

Ministries contain most of the same options as standard posts. You can read about these in the Add New Post chapter. Additionally, they contain post options specific to ministries.

Ministry Options

Ministry Options are found below the editor on the Edit Ministry page. If the Ministry Options are not visible, make sure they are checked inside the Screen Options area at the top.

If you are adding a new ministry, make sure you have saved the post before editing ministry options. Otherwise, the ministry options will not be visible.

Header image

The header image is displayed behind the title at the top of the single ministry page in the front-end. Select a wide but short image, around 1680px x 275px. Click the + button to upload an image.

If you don’t add a header image, the default background color will be displayed.

When the ministry will take place

A description of how often the ministry takes place, such as “Every Sunday“.

Start time

The time the ministry starts at, in any format you like, such as “21:00“.

Ministry location

A user-friendly name of the location or building where the ministry will take place, such as Notman House.

Ministry address

User-friendly address of the ministry which will be displayed above the map in the information panel. Consider including some directions or a description of your ministry location to make it easier to find.

Ministry Google Maps location

Maps are dispayed using Google Maps, so check your location is displayed correctly there before pasting it in here. This field can accept coordinates as well as addresses.

Remember to include your Google Maps API key on the Theme Options page for maps to be displayed correctly.

Pin map icon

The pin to be placed on the map in the location you set in Ministry Google Maps location. The recommended size for this is 64px x 64px, but any other size will also be handled correctly.

Media Options

The media options determine the display of any pictures or videos at the top of the post.

The gallery section is used to create a slideshow of images to be displayed at the top of the post. Click Add New to add a new image. You can also click the pencil icon on an existing image to edit it, or the bin icon to delete this image.

The Title is used to help you identify the image, and is not displayed in the front-end. The Caption is the text displayed at the bottom of the image – you can leave this field empty. Finally, the Gallery Image is the image displayed for this slide. Click + to select or upload an image. The recommended size is 1200px x 800px, but any size will be displayed correctly.


The video is displayed in the media area, in separate tab to the photos set up above. The theme supports YouTube and Vimeo as sources of video. Find the video you want to display on one of the supported sites, copy the URL from your browser, and paste it here.

Share buttons

Set to On to display the sharing buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

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